Durras Progress Hall, 13 August, 2022 at 3:00 pm
by Marc Berthomieu
Bergers — La Syrinx Magique — Dryads
|The timing ont e moments are not correct - guessed when aw writing the software for testing it !
by Fran Griffin
Shadows of Paris
by Henry Mancini
By The Billabong
by May Howlett
The Old Windmill
|The windmill still works, just. May Howlett’s writing is extraordinarily vivid. At the end of the piece the wind may have dropped, or was it the final turn of the ancient mechanism? The flute parts are in no way avant-garde and use no special effects nor techniques, save perhaps for the final chord, yet the writing strongly suggests a somewhat dry and perhaps even uncaring state of mind to the performers, who none-the-less must take every care (as May herself told us at a rehearsal) with the execution of the piece.
Drying Land, Dying Land
by Fran Griffin
Red Night — Flash Flood — After Fire — Bright Dawn
|After Fire is one movement from a much longer work, Drying Land, Dying Land?. It depicts the eerie stillness and silence in the wake of a bushfire, when everything is blackened, the birds have departed, animals have gone underground or perished. Uncannily, this was written just before the 2019 bushfires that caused so much devastation in Eastern Australia. Listen for the D that is sustained throughout the movement until the final chord, where it resolves.
by Giacomo Puccini
by Herman Beeftink
by Brendan Collins
|Originally scored for 4 violins this representation of a Mugungwha train has been transcribed for Eclectix by the composer, thus making a wonderful addition to the flute quartet repertoire. The energy of this piece belies the fact the Mugungwha (intercity) trains are the slowest of the three types of trains in South Korea.
by Richard Percival
|This short and quirky jazz style waltz is a tribute to the Nitwits, a comedy band led the piece’s dedicatee, Syd Millward. They played burlesques of classical music until the early 1970s. By the 1960s theatre work in Britain was becoming scarce so the band worked regularly in Paris and then Las Vegas
by Pablo Beltran Ruiz
|This arrangement of Sway started life as a version for Fran’s local choir, but has found a new life (and a lot more notes) as a flute quartet.
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