Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams
Concerto for Flute and Strings

By Carl Vine String Orchestra Full Score Item: 12-0571523919
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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."

Additional Information

Series: Faber Edition
Composed by: Carl Vine
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Format: Full Score
Instrumentation: Flute, String Orchestra
Item Number: 12-0571523919
ISBN 10: 0-571-52391-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-52391-7

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