Category Archives: Flute & Piano Level E

Falling Ever Deeper

RM1081 Falling Ever Depper Dean FL/PNO
RM1081 Falling Ever Depper Dean FL/PNO
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RM1081e Falling Ever Depper Dean FL/PNO
RM1081e Falling Ever Depper Dean FL/PNO
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Composer: Paul Dean
Composed: 2014 Duration: 14 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720137-22-3 Catalogue: RM1081
Level: E Country: Australia

I originally intended the title “Falling Ever Deeper” to be one intimating total melancholy and as an emotional reaction to some immense personal challenges I faced during 2014. But as the piece developed I realised that the phrase “Falling Ever Deeper” could have positive resonances as well as the perhaps more obvious negative ones. So, the piece in essence gives a fairly accurate account of a journey through crisis, isolation and moving on.

The opening movement, Maelstrom, is dominated by the musical scream played by both instruments at the beginning of the movement. Of course this ‘scream’ has emotional overtones, but musically represented my overriding intention to have the flute an equal in the balance between the two instruments throughout the composition of the entire work. The opening movement is to be played as frantically and as breathlessly as possible.

The second movement, Void, is an opportunity for the lyrical and timbre possibilities of the flute and the player to be explored and discovered. As much contrast as possible is required to make the movement as dramatic and ultimately, as moving, as possible.

The last movement, Epiphany, is intentionally more up beat emotionally than the first two. Drama, speed and accuracy of the intricate articulations are the main points of focus for me as composer when listening to a performance of the work.

I wrote this piece for my two great friends, Vernon Hill and Virginia Taylor. Their friendship has been very important to me over several years, and no more so than in 2014. Their inspiration to me as a wind player and as a composer is incredible and endless.

And I dedicate the piece to my friends, Cooper, Stephen, Margaret and my brother Craig and his partner Sue for helping lift “Falling Ever Deeper” out of the abyss, and into the sunshine.

Paul Dean



Cuban Fantasy

RM538 Cuban Fantasy Firth FL/PNO
RM538 Cuban Fantasy Firth FL/PNO

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RM538e Cuban Fantasy Firth FL/PNO
RM538e Cuban Fantasy Firth FL/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2005 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720119-95-3 Catalogue: RM538
Level: E Country: Australia

Treacherous Tango

RM881 Treacherous Tango Firth FL/PNO
RM881 Treacherous Tango Firth FL/PNO

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RM881e Treacherous Tango Firth FL/PNO
RM881e Treacherous Tango Firth FL/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2004 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade Licentiate LMusA,
HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720114-78-1 Catalogue: RM881
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Janet Webb

The Treacherous Tango was composed for principal flautist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Janet Webb. In July 2002 I was invited to perform the Artie Shaw Concerto for Clarinet at the Sydney Opera House for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s “Swing in to spring” series. Whilst waiting in the wings backstage, Janet asked me if we could meet up for a talk sometime about jazz and Latin styles. A few weeks later after hearing Janet play, I began sketching “Treacherous Tango” for her wonderful CD “Tango and all that Jazz”.

The Treacherous Tango is in essence a cross-over piece in that it is never fully Latin, jazz or classical for any significant amount of time. The first section is a kind of “Bach goes Latin”. This then heats up a bit and changes in to an improvised solo section. The piano gradually drops out and leaves the soloist merrily grooving away over the feel. Realising that they are now completely venerable and on their own, the soloist becomes a little embarrassed and sheepishly fades out all the while tring to coax the piano back into the “game”. Finally the soloist gives up trying and instead, decides to launch in to a rollercoaster passage that the piano, (not wanting to be out done) effortlessly mimics but in octaves. Both then launch into a fiery Latin pattern that re-energizes the Latin feel once more.

The romantic section that follows, brings a little of “Spain” to the feel before both instruments frolic through a dual-time feel section that is a walking bass four feel in the left-hand of the piano against a turblent three feel in the solo part and right-hand of the piano. This culminates in both instruments swinging over a very short slow swing four-feel passage. The soloist then decides to try a bit of “improvisation” and takes-off over this feel once again. Shortly following this, the piano flies into a fiendishly difficult Latin styled solo with the soloist following closely behind.

After the soloist blazes its way through another “improvised” solo, the first and second themes return with vengeance and lead to a musical frenzy of furiously flying accelerando passages that end with a fluter tongued trill. Then with one final short argument and a rapid triplet outburst, it’s all over. Phew!

It’s quite a blow for anybody so when you do get to the end take time to praise yourself and your partner in crime at the piano for a great effort!

Sonatina – Under Capricorn

RM691 Sonatina - Under Capricorn Broadstock FL/PNO
RM691 Sonatina - Under Capricorn Broadstock FL/PNO

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Composer: Brenton Broadstock
Composed: 2009 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-89-3 Catalogue: RM691
Level: E Country: Australia

Oh Eva Hear My Lament

RM791 Oh Eva Hear My Lament Bedford FL/PNO
RM791 Oh Eva Hear My Lament Bedford FL/PNO

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Composer: David Bedford
Composed: 1997 Duration: mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720109-61-9 Catalogue: RM791
Level: Country: England

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