2 NOCTURNES

for flute and string orchestra



2 NOCTURNES for flute and string orchestra was originally composed for WOODWIND AND PIANO in 1993 after the birth of the composers' eldest son, Ruben.
It was the commited work from Gemeentekrediet National Music Competition.

Commissioned by The Ministery of the Flemish Community and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada this work was rewritten in 1994 for FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO AND DOUBLE BASS.

In 1999 Wim Henderickx made a version for the Charlemagne Orchestra for flute and string orchestra.

The composition consists of two movements with an intimate, dreamy atmosphere.

Melodically and harmonically the composer used the harmonic series B and B flat.

A vague, almost improvisational rhythm and a colouristic instrumentation contribute to the poetic character of this work.




RECORDINGS

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René Gailly CD 87 169 (2000)
‘Identities’
2 NOCTURNES 
Arco Baleno
for flute, violin, viola, cello and double bass

     
 hgfghf   Phaedra 92009 (1995)
‘In Flanders’ Field Vol.9’
2 NOCTURNES 
Orchestra Of Flanders
Jan Raes, flute, 
Koen Kessels, piano 

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for flute and string orchestra
Commissioned by Charlemagne Orchestra
(+/- 10’)
instrumentation: fl solo / 6 vln, 4 vla, 2 vlc, 1 db
first performance: September 17, 2000, Eglise Saint-Martin, Tourinnes-La-Grosse
Charlemagne Orchestra
cond. Barth Van De Velde






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