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Blow flute

Sheet Music: Score

Blow flute : answer echoes in antique lands dying / Jennifer Fowler.

by Jennifer Fowler (1983)

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  • Library Availability: 788.32/FOW 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Flute.
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    Performance by Kathryn Moorhead from the CD Unearthly music


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It is permissible to shorten the title of this piece to Blow Flute for practical purposes, but the rest of the title does have a function too. It can call up the poetic echoes of Tennyson's:

"Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying."

It can call up musical echoes, too, at the cadence points: echoes of formal cadences from antique times. Otherwise, the line is fluid; gathering around a nodal point, and dividing off to other nodal points. The rhythm progresses in groups of even notes: groups of 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, accumulating and retreating. There are knots of accumulations and tensions, sometimes dispersed, sometimes gathered together to form a cadence. The piece is about the sound of a flute; a sound calling up eddies and currents, and echoes.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (9p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 10 mins

First performance by Australia Felix (Ensemble) — 15 Jan 84. Reinbeck, Germany

A detailed analysis of this piece is available from the composer. It would be suitable for use with tertiary or senior secondary students.

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