Sui · Gong The two-word title of Ming Wang’s recent composition points to the early Sui dynasty of China (581–618 CE) and its imperial court (Gong). The work is based on a touching piece of old Chinese music which, in a series of short picturesque scenes, tells a tale of yearning, love and passion within the Sui court’s harem. The pure pentatonicism of the part assigned to the medieval flute contrasts strongly with the total chromaticism and great virtuosity of the extremely complicated part for modern flutes, creating a striking balance between simplicity and complexity, nostalgia and modernity. The piece is dedicated to Walter Auer, principal flautist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and his wife Julia.Read more
Composer:Ming Wang Publication date: September 2019 Instruments: Flute (piccolo, alto) and medieval flute Format: Playing score Duration:c.10' Pages: vi/13 ISMN: 979 0 708146 91 9 Code:HH480.FSC Price: £14.00 more information
Boismortier’s Six Concerto pour les Flutes-Traversieres, Violons, ou Haubois; avec la Baße, Op. 21 were published in early 1728. They constitute the second set of concertos to be composed by a Frenchman, the first being the same composer’s VI Concertos pour 5 Flûtes-Traversieres ou autres Instrumens sans Baße Op. 15, which had appeared just the year before. While both sets demonstrate how Boismortier was able to refashion the Italian concerto for a minimum of instrumental resources, the brilliant Op. 21 concertos are much more Italianate in style. This is due not so much to their consistent fast-slow-fast movement scheme and a more extensive use of ritornello-da capo form, as to the character of their thematic material and its subsequent development.
Composer:Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Publication date: September 2019 Instrument: Flute, violin, ripieno and basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Duration:3 x c.10' Series:Baroque Pages: xii/45 + 2 x 16 + 2 x 12 ISMN: 979 0 708146 73 6 ISBN: 978 0 708146 70 9 Code:HH474.FSP Price: £36.00 More information
Den lille danserinnen (‘The Little Ballerina’) evokes a charming, gracious, light-footed dancer, while Nocturne makes the piano sing in the romantic tradition. Both these delightful short pieces would be ideal encores!
Composer:Christian Hartmannn Publication date: April 2016 Instruments: Piano Format: Performing score Duration:c.4' Pages: iii/4 ISMN: 979 0 708146 15 5 Code: HH398.SOL Price: £7.95 More information