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Wings on the wind : a suite of three for flute, cello and piano

by May Howlett (2007, this version: 2014)

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Wings on the wind : trio: a suite of three for flute, cello and piano / May Howlett.

Library shelf no. 785.2413/HOW 2 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

This little suite is inspired by the winds, movements of air in different climates and at different times of the year.
1. THERMALS: After watching hand-held kites dip and rise in graceful curves, soaring on thermals at a Kite Festival, I sought to express the dynamics of those motions in music.
2. MISTRAL: The cold wind in the North of France can be capricious, even playful.
3. SIROCCO: The warm, sultry wind over southern Europe emanates from North Africa, redolent of the scent of spices from caravans moving slowly across the desert.

— May Howlett

Work Details

Year: 2007, this version: 2014

Instrumentation: Flute, cello, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 7

Contents note: Thermals -- Mistral -- Ah! Sirocco.

Performances of this work

27 Oct 2016: at Rapsodia (Cork School of Music). Featuring Alessandra Garosi, Katrina Emtage.

3 Sep 2014: at Celebrating May in Spring (Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Lisa Kawai, Emma Knott, Catherine Barnett.

1 Apr 13: 'May Howlett Portrait Concert', Faculty of Education Seminar Hall, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Featuring Andrew Blackburn, Ross Carey, Jean Penny.

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