ID: SM-000192613
ComposerJames Erber
Year of composition 1986
Genre Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation Flute
Scored forSolo
Type of scoreFor a single performer
Duration 3'30"
Difficulty Very difficult
Description Flourish was written in August 1986 and was intended as the first item of a triptych. The second and third pieces (for solo cello and solo violin) were never composed.

It was suggested by a sentence from Laurence Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” (which stands at the head of the score): Whilst a man is free, ______ cried the corporal, giving a flourish with his stick thus _______, and consists of a single melodic arch, subdivided into a series of fractured downward curves, some ending in long notes (played senza vibrato), finally arriving at the same low D with which the piece began.

Flourish is dedicated to Mhairi McInnes and was first performed by Nancy Ruffer at the British Music Information Centre, London on 17th February 1987.
Upload date 15.10.2013
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