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Pipe Dreams (Full Score)

Concerto for Flute and Strings

By Carl Vine

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Orchestra Flute, String Orchestra
Concerto for Flute and Strings. Composed by Carl Vine (1954-). Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; String Orchestra (Full Score). Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Score. Faber Music #12-0571523919. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571523919).

Item Number: AP.12-0571523919

ISBN 9780571523917. English.

Composer's note:
There is something innately human about cherishing one's deepest desires while knowing that they are impossible. Part of the model in this work is also the folly that a flute - the instrument itself - might harbor its own secret wishes. In a universe where all is possible, what might a flute dream?

The work uses one of my preferred architectures: a single movement with three sections in the classic form moderate-slow-fast. Although the solo line is unashamedly virtuosic, the intention is not to dazzle but to explore as much dreaminess as possible, filtered through the willfulness of a metal pipe which believes it has no limits. There is no specific consideration in this music of the opium pipe, from which the term pipe dream originates.

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