Prelude and Dance
Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Flute
Winner of the National Flute Association’s 2004 Newly-Published Music Competition. This riveting composition features 2 solo players with flute ensemble accompaniment. The dramatic, and at times Arabesque, Prelude is followed by the spirited Dance, which is characterized by zesty Latin rhythms. Multiple payers may be used on each of the parts in the quartet accompaniment to create a larger ensemble. Prelude and Dance is a unique and entertaining piece with great audience appeal. It is an "absolute must" for the advanced ensemble. It was commissioned for and premiered by Nora Lee Garcia, Mary Karen Clardy, Lee Lattimore, Brian Luce, Andrea Redcay Graves, and Diane Boyd Schultz. This piece is an absolute "must" for the advanced ensemble.