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Dash : for solo alto flute

by May Lyon (2009)



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Dash : for solo alto flute / May Lyon.

Library shelf no. 788.32/LYO 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work reminds me of someone dashing about on a busy day. While there are moments of calm, ultimately they are frustrated and a bit chaotic.

Dash was composed according to arch form, with the five sections repeating in reverse order of appearance. Each section's repeat has been altered in a different way, including palindrome, flipped notation, transposition and colour variation.

Section D: Reversal of notation.
Section C: Reversal of notation, emphases more on tonality and less percussive.
Section B: Notation reversed and flipped vertically. Notes originally played tremolo are incorporated through appoggiaturas, grace notes and trills.
Section A2: Notation in the original order, many notes transposed an octave.
Section A1: - notation in original order with extra percussive effects.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Alto flute.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Extended techniques, rhythmically complex

Arrangements also exist for treble and bass flutes.

Revised 2016.



Performed by Robin Meiksins as part of their "365 days of flute"


Performances of this work

26 Feb 17: 365 days of Flute Project, Chicago USA. Featuring Robin Meiksins.

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