solo c flute or alto flute
This short piece for solo flute is robust and blatantly aggressive in a way that captures attention, using the voice extensively to augment and compound a breathless and relentless outpouring. It is guttural, gestural and almost animalistic: a dramatic display which expels and purifies as it flits skittishly between music that is resolute or warm, flighty or driven.
Purge is the first movement in a suite for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon - Melodrama - commissioned by Music in the Round and performed by Ensemble 360 during the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2018. The suite was composed collaboratively by the four members of Platform 4.
If you are interested in performing the complete suite please email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Matthew's Church, Sheffield
Ensemble 360 / Kathryn Williams (flute)
Music in the Round
Purge is available to purchase from Tetractys Publishing as a stand-alone piece for c flute or alto flute.
Purge gained an Honorable Mention in the 2020 NFA (National Flute Association) 'Newly Published Music Competition' (solo category).
Duration 2'30" minutes