Lamasery Jigsaw for Flute Orchestra (2015)

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Lamasery Jigsaw for Flute Orchestra (2015)

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Lamasery Jigsaw is my first "larger scale" work - consisting of a slow, atmospheric opening - followed by a rocking 12/8 jig to finish!

It was Premiered at the 2015 Australian Flute Festival in Canberra with a Flute Orchestra of over 70 players - including 2 contrabass, 5 bass flutes and 7 alto flutes. 

The opening theme is an homage to Sir James Galway - borrowing his famous warm-up tune that Galway, himself attributes to the late, great Luciano Pavarotti. This theme is passed around the parts, in both solo and tutti form, alongside my experimental contemporary techniques. Then a stylised, Celtic contemporary/extended techniques are used (again, in an accessible way - as in my other two flute choir works The Flutewise Theme and Single Yellow Line) in the fast jig section which finishes the piece of in a "Riverdance-y" sort of feel! 

This is the first work of mine which has compulsory Alto and Bass Parts - and even Contrabass - and really suits a larger group to perform it - preferably over 20 - but at least 12 in order to cover all of the divisi sections in the parts which arise from time-to-time.

Below are video recordings of the Premiere Performance in Canberra, and the instructional video for the extended techniques.