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 platform4@live.co.uk


First performance

St Matthew's Church, Sheffield 

Ensemble 360 / Kathryn Williams (flute)

Commissioned by

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

Please let me know if you intend to perform one of my pieces: I would love to hear about it!