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Lindisfarne Rhapsody, A

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

Subtitle: For Flute and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 13:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $111.50


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute II
Flute I
Oboe I
English Horn/Oboe II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


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Program Notes

Commissioned by Kenneth Bell, principal flute of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, this delightful work is challenging but approachable. Good flautists will find this a good piece to add to their repertoires, as it presents different challenges to the standard solo fare. The solo line is particularly well set against the band as it rarely travels to the lower register of the flute. The work opens with an extended section of lyricism followed by skittish dance. The central '‘andante con moto'’ is particularly delicate before the final section heads off and ends in a thoroughly unexpected conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher

A Lindisfarne Rhapsody was commissioned by Kenneth Bell in memory and celebration of his parents. The island of Lindisfarne, cut off from the Northumbrian mainland at high tide, is steeped in history and legend and was a special place for both of them. The rhapsody exists in versions for band and orchestra. Kenneth Bell gave the first performances as flute soloist in September and October, 1997.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

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