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Swallow Tales : flute solo

by John Spence (2007)

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Performance by James Kortum from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

Library shelf no. CD 3107 [Available for loan]

Swallow tales

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Swallow tales : for solo flute / John Spence.

Library shelf no. 788.32/SPE 2 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Swallow Tales consists of 4 short movements. The first two movements are rhythmic and energetic using modal harmony. The 3rd movement is a slow lyrical tune with two distinct registers offering a sense of chord progression. The last movement is a spritely reaction with syncopated energy that moves throughout the whole range fo the flute.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Flute.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — 8th Grade, HSC music 2

Contents note: 1. 86 Degrees and Airborn -- 2. Sage Rave -- 3. Dinner Party at my Host Plant -- 4. Gotta Fly.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Illawarra Music Club

First performance: by James Kortum — 18 Aug 07. Wollongong Church in the Mall, NSW

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Modal, Prokofiev, Hindemith

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