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SHORT, Michael (1937- )
APOLLO CONCERTO No.1 for flute
Concert Originals Series GMCO007

Catalogue Number: GMCO007

Difficulty level: F What's this?

ISMN: 9790222221284

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Solo Flute, Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

This flute concerto is in three movements: a mechanical allegro based on simple arpeggios, an atmospheric slow movement, and a lively finale based on Bulgarian rhythms. A flute and piano reduction is also available for this concerto (catalogue number GM010).
Duration: 15 minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and any wind, brass and percussion parts.

The Apollo Ensemble of Bath was formed by Eric Roseberry in 1989, and it's first concert included Michael Short's Serenade for strings. The composer continues: Also on the programme was a classical horn concerto, which made me realise that there is a need for more modern works of this type: light, elegant and accessible, playable by competent musicians and enjoyable for players and listeners alike. I therefore decided to make my contribution by composing six concertos for solo wind instruments and string orchestra. Each concerto would last for around fifteen minutes and be rehearsable within the two sessions the orchestra normally devotes to preparation of a concert, with the soloist being drawn from within the orchestra.

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