This piece, a flight of fancy, is available in the following arrangements:
• Flute and Piano
• Oboe and Piano
• Clarinet and Piano
• Alto Saxophone and Piano
It comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so.
The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline.
The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic.
The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.
Flight of Fancy
• alto saxophone and piano;
• flute and piano;
• oboe and piano;
• clarinet and piano.
Approx. 3 minutes
CD: Eat Chocolate and Cry. Australian Flute Music 1999–2009.
Performers: Christine Draeger (flute), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jocelyn Edey Fazzone (piano).
Available from: Reed Music
If you would like more information about this score, feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you!