Sheet Music: Score
Ratoos : for flutes in 3 parts / Christopher Sainsbury.
by Christopher Sainsbury (2015)
Ratoos, a musician friend from Papua New Guinea taught me how to make bamboo flutes. To me his name actually sounds like the sound of the bamboo flutes we made-it's musical. He played flutes and percussion in a New Guinean indigenous funk band that featured at World Expo 1988 in Brisbane. So whilst lyrical at times, this piece is also a bit funky. It's meant to be for community level players.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Originally written for mixed level students at local Conservatorium centre. Will suit school age or adult players.
Duration: 2 min.
First performance 19 Jan 16. Flutation Festival, Central Coast Conservatorium Centre, Gosford NSW
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Jazz, and also New Guinean funk influenced this in part. A friend named Ratoos played in a New Guinean funk band. They freely explored close harmonies.
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