Divertimento for Flute, Horn and Double Bass
This piece explores the various sounds and relationships between these three seemingly disparate instruments by utilizing alternative playing techniques such as singing while playing on the horn, clicking the tongue on the flute, and striking the double bass to create a percussive sound. Each movement is based on pairs of notes a half-step apart. A different mood prevails in each of the five movements: March, Invocation, Scherzo, Meditation, Crotchets. Divertimento received Honorable Mention in the 1984 International Horn Society’s Composition Competition.
• Early advanced
• Duration 6 minutes
A good work for a collegiate ensemble