Flute and Piano and optional Electric Bass line
was also set for the 1998 AMEB Flute syllabus.
three movement work, offers the performers opportunities for
improvisation over given structures.
first movement is in two contrasting sections which alternate.
(A B A B2 A B3 A) The A section uses a lively modern jazz
theme while the second section is a slow moving using rather
ambient chord progression. Each time the B section returns
it is dealt with differently. Firstly the flute states the
theme in long notes. The second time this section appears,
the flute improvises over the chords, and the third time,
the piano improvises over the progression. The movement
then ends with a restatement of the A theme.
second movement is played at an adagio tempo allowing more
lyrical themes to be shared between the flute and piano.
final movement final movement explores the 7/4 time signature
and a modal tonality. Jazz elements are worked into the
composition, along with ostinati and once again the flute
has room for improvisation, over the ostinato pattern in
the piano part. Then both piano and flute improvise together
before the final statement of the 7/4 ostinato theme.
can hear a performance of this work on Margaret's IMAGES CD
by Gregory Mayson -Flute, Margaret Brandman - piano.