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Blue Work

Slides 5

for baroque flute and crotales

Year:  1985   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  1985
Duration:  5m

Composer:   David Hamilton

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David Hamilton: Slides 5; a...

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Written for the composition tutor at the 1985 Cambridge Music School, John Elmsly, Slides 5 received its first performance in 1987 at a University of Auckland concert. The combination here is of baroque flute with crotales (tuned antique cymbals). The pitch range here is much narrower than with a conventional flute. One particular feature of the music is a fingered tremolo while a single pitch is held, thereby causing microtonal fluctuations in the pitch of that note.

Commissioned note

Written for John Elmsly

Performance history

23 Mar 1988: Performed by the Karlheinz Company