«Flute Mystery» Op.66b

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). 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. It also exists a piano reduction (Op.66c). 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 + a eighth note / rest.

Category: Symphony Orchestra

Instrumentation: Flute in C, Harp, String Orchestra

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Composed: 2005

First performed: February 15, 2008

Length: 15:30

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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).

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 + a eighth note / rest.

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  • Flute
  • Harp
  • 1. violin
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  • Cello
  • Double bass

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