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for solo flute

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2006
Duration:  5m

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2

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This short work began from the simple idea of a waltz-like piece. The music is intended to suggest a dream-like atmosphere, perhaps a half-remembered memory of something that happened long ago. Other than that, there is no specific programme to the music. Musically the piece is based around three principal ideas: the interval of a minor third (often heard in a simple oscillation of pitches), a rising arpeggio of a minor 9th chord, and a more angular melodic fragment developed from the opening bars. The music opens with music marked 'pensively', then becomes 'a little more decisive'. The climax of the work features pitches at the top of the flute range, and the final section is marked to be played 'like an afterthought'.

Dreamwaltz won the New Zealand Flute Society's composers' competition for a test piece for their 2006 conference.

Difficulty note

At least Grade VII or VIII difficulty