Three Movements - Flute Quartet

Three Movements - Flute Quartet

  • Composer: Tamura, Shuhei
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 4:50
  • Genre: Flute Quartet
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84526
  • Inventory status: In stock

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Printed set (Score & Parts)

1. 2. 3.

3 Flutes
Flute (doubling Piccolo)

Commissioned by Tamagawa Academy, directed by Kazuhiko Tsuchiya. In 2018, this was premiered by four bandmembers who were awarded gold prize at the 42nd Tokyo Ensemble Contest.

When a composer creates a piece, there are typically two approaches: one that involves associations with external elements like literature and painting (referred to as "program music"), and the other where the composer seeks to express solely through the medium of sound (known as "absolute music"). As the title of this composition suggests, it falls into the category of "absolute music."

However, since every composer is a living person, even when the title doesn't explicitly convey a concrete expression, the composer's psychological state and thoughts during composition are often found in the score. While I certainly engage in imagination and contemplation during the composition, in the case of this work, I deliberately refrain from specifying them. By leaving all aspects of imagination other than the sound to the performers, the work becomes even more open to interpretation.

From the score, one can embark on a journey of pure musical imagination or freely interpret the images that align with the music.

(Shuhei Tamura)