UM1242 Ariel

For Flute & Piano
Rhian Samuel

Cover imageThe piece begins tentatively: the flute is ambivalent about playing a duo. Just as the the two instruments begin to coordinate, the flute makes off with the shared material, weaving for itself an arching reverie. The piano, daunted, lapses into silence. Later it attempts to coax the flute back into the ensemble with insistent, rhythmic chords. Its persistence is rewarded: an energetic dance ensues as the piano beats out a 5/8 rhythmic pattern and the flute trills shrilly. But the flute veers off yet again, uttering wild arpeggios until it is almost spent. As it attempts to return to its earlier lyricism, the piano, ever patient, gently joins in, supporting the dying melody. The flute is too exhausted to protest.


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Title: Ariel
Composed / Arranged by: Rhian Samuel
Contents: Duet
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano
Level: Advanced
Format: A4 stapled score and part
Weight: 125gm
ISBN: 9790220219160
Our Ref: UM1242
Publisher: Stainer & Bell Ltd
Edition/Year: 1998
Origin: UK