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Flute Quartet

Sheet Music: Score

Flute Quartet / Stephen Lalor.

by Stephen Lalor (2018)

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Stephen Lalor's Flute Quartet consists of 3 movements. Each movement was originally written for string quartet, and such was their popularity both in live performance and through recordings that the composer was asked to adapt them for flute quartet.

I. 'Flying' - 'Soaring and swirling. Our musicians are in full flight in this breathtaking music by Australian composer Stephen Lalor. .. Lalor's 'Flying' is passionate, wistful music that's instantly affecting. Its long and beautiful melodic lines seem to lift us high above the clouds, propelled by gentle yet insistent rhythms motoring away underneath. In its calmer moments there's a sense of weightlessness, of effortlessly floating through the air, but the momentum always returns to carry us forwards on our journey' - Sydney Symphony Orchestra online, 3 February 2002

II. 'Reflection' -Atmospheric and peaceful, 'Reflection' ebbs and flows in gently unfolding ideas and cascading runs which are perfectly suited to the character of the flute quartet.

III. 'East-West' - East meets West in this pulsating, melodious piece whose bright opening theme recalls Celtic or Appalachian music, which then returns in a more eastern minor mode, interspersed with a darker undercurrent that bubbles along, followed by strident dialogue between the instruments.

'Isn't it great? What would you call that piece by Stephen Lalor - 'Bluegrass in Central Asia'? Well he calls it 'East-West'. (ABC Classic FM 17 September 2017).

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (27p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 13 mins

Contents note:

I. Flying -- II. Reflection -- III. East-West.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2019.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-280-9

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