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Or, for flute alone



An introspective, quiet piece using small-interval multiphonics, sometimes a quarter-tone or less. These sonorities, with their slowly shimmering quality, have a special, bell-like sound.  OR, composed in 1978, calls for a special type of virtuosity, more akin to traditional Japanese flower arranging than western pyrotechnics.  The sensitive placement of sounds in a field of silence, bringing the listener into an exquisite, delicate soundworld, are what is called for here.  The flutist who studies OR will also find that her/his tone quality, color and control will have reached new and much higher levels.  If the music of Morton Feldman or of Tibetan singing bowls appeals to you, than OR will be well worth your exploration.  8-9 minutes.

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Weight 1 lbs
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