For solo flute. The audio file was generated with software as a demo. Version of 18 December 2022.

Audio file on SoundCloud.

Watermarked score here.

Comments on any aspect welcome.



Please note that this score is under copyright. For performance or recording permission, please see my permissions page.

Image: Cover of the pulp magazine Ghost Stories (August 1928)


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  • It felt too tonal and basic for its subject matter and didn't really paint a picture for my ears Jon. Did you consider a more dissonant or chromatic approach or one that exploited more vivid writing? One thinks of great solo flute pieces like Debussy's 'Syrinx' where the linear narrative is seemingly flexible and consequently more evocative and I guess that's what I was missing here. Of course my expectations for music have nothing to do with your intentions whilst composing but perhaps my comments might be useful next time around.

    In case you don't know the Debussy, here's a link to it with score, it's a staple for all flautists.
    • Thanks for the comment. I'll keep it in mind if I revise the piece in the future.
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