Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
The River : for alto flute and piano / Mark Isaacs.
by Mark Isaacs (2013)
The River is one of eighteen pieces in Mark Isaacs's
Children's Songs solo piano cycle which the composer
premiered at the 2012 Adelaide Festival and recorded for CD.
At the end of 2013, Isaacs arranged the piece for alto flute and piano for a CD recording flautist Melissa Doecke did with the composer, and it is dedicated to her.
In evoking the water's chaotic flow, The River employs all kinds of compositional devices, including a sudden move from F-sharp minor to B-flat minor and a series of asymmetrical, shifting rhythmic divisions that continually expand and contract the number of subunits within each beat.
For Mark, the piece evokes "a kind of longing that the mythology of the river symbolizes."
Mark Isaacs © 2015
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 9p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (3p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Florid, additive rhythms
Duration: 3 mins
Dedicated to Melissa Doecke
This edition produced 10 Sep 15.
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