«Flute Mystery» Op.66a
In order to achieve the best results of the use of divisi, it is recommended to have a minimum of string players available: Violin I - 8 players Violin II - 8 players Viola - 6 players Cello - 5 players Contrabass - 3 players Bigger string groups are preferable. Fermata duration is meant to constitute an addition of half of the duration of the note. E.g. a fermata over a quarter note should have a duration of a quarter note / rest + an eighth note / rest.
Category: Symphony Orchestra
Instrumentation: Alto Flute in G, Harp, String Orchestra
Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe
Year composed: 2005
First performance: October 5, 2006
- First performance by Sir James Galway
- Further information
- Op.66b – Version for Flute in C, Harp and String Orchestra
- Op.66c – Version for Flute in C and Piano
Whilst this is instantly attractive, melodic music, if one looks under the surface one finds so much more. There are many attractive depths to this atmospheric music.
The Classical Reviewer (UK)
Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway, and first performed in Washington D.C. on the 5th of October 2006 by Galway and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin (Op.66a, Alto Flute version). The same program also performed the 6th and 7th of October.
Version for Flute in C, Op.66b, first performed in 2008 by flutist Judith Hall, harpist Willy Postma and the Pluri_Art Festival Orchestra, conducted by Viacheslav Valeev. UK premiere in 2009 by flutist Emily Beynon, harpist Catherine Beynon and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Available on the Grammy-nominated album Flute Mystery (2L).
It also exists a piano reduction (Op.66c).
Sheet music for this work
All available sheet music can be downloaded and printed as PDF
- Alto flute
- 1. violin
- 2. violin
- Double bass