These dark notes drifting (quartets: 2 flutes, percussion, piano)
by Maria Grenfell (2010)
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These dark notes drifting takes its title from a poem by 9th-century Chinese poet Li Po. Inspired by a Chinese folk tune, the piece evokes distant flutes, coloured by the sounds that one might hear across a valley at night in the spring.
Instrumentation: Flute 1 (flute, alto flute), flute 2 (flute, piccolo), percussion (3 gongs, vibraphone, woodblock), piano.
Duration: 9 min.
Commission note: Written for the Music X Festival, Blonay, Switzerland, 2010
- Inspired by: Chinese folk music
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