Contemporary Australian Flute: v.2 (Currency Music) (Vol 2)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:1/8/1998 - Currency Press
These two volumes, present 8 twentieth century Australian flute and piano compositions. The pieces demonstrate a wide diversity of styles and techniques from the quasi modal harmonies of Dorian Le Gallienne's Sonata to the sparkling intertwining lines of Julian Yu's Scintillations III: from the simple but beautiful little Haiku pieces of Meta Overman to the spontaneous freshness of the three movement Fantasy by Helen Gifford: from the brilliant Scherzo waltz for piccolo by William Lovelock to the finely wrought Six Scenes by Allan Walker: and from the aggressive melodic interplay of Phyllis Batchelor's Sonata to the wild arabesques of Brenton Broadstock's Aureole. Technically the pieces vary in difficulty so that while flute teachers will find material suitable for students at intermediate to advanced levels, seasoned performers will discover a number of show pieces for concert performance.