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These dark notes drifting

for mixed chamber quartet

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  2 flutes (1st doubling alto flute, 2nd doubling piccolo), percussion (3 gongs, vibraphone, woodblock) and piano

Year:  2010
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  2 flutes (1st doubling alto...

Composer:   Maria Grenfell


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These dark notes drifting takes its title from a poem by 9th century Cinese poet Li Po. Inspired by a Chinese folk tune, the pice evokes distant flutes, coloured by the sounds that one might hear across a valley at night in the spring.

Commissioned note

Written for Music X Festival, Blonay, Switzerland, in 2010

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

30 Jun 2010: Performed by Tim Munro (flute and alto flute), Petrus Gärdborn, (flute and piccolo), Jeremy Malvin (percussion) and Erika Dohi (piano) at Bartok Hall, Hindemith Music Centre, in Blonay, Switzerland

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