2 Pieces for Flute Quartet (Sydeman, William Jay)

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4 more: Flute 1 • Flute 2 • Flute 3 • Flute 4

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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2017.
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Misc. Notes Revised version uploaded 10/18/2019.
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General Information

Work Title 2 Pieces for Flute Quartet
Alternative. Title for 4 Flutes
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 64
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Adagio
  2. Poco allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1991
First Publication. 2017
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 4 flutes

Misc. Comments

There probably is another piece for four flutes, but I never saw or heard one – there was no model for this piece. I always enjoy writing for combinations not heretofore attempted. In this case we hear not two but four, as it were.

It is in two movements, slow and fast as one might expect. The first one is quite pretty, somewhat unusual for me. The parts are pretty evenly distributed, and it is not difficult. The second movement puts the flutes through their paces and is quite brilliant sounding – lots of fast staccato notes and some tricky rhythms, all in the service of having a really good time (the performers, that is, and hopefully the audience as well).

– W. Jay Sydeman