Composed: 1999 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-67-1 Catalogue: RM797
Level: C Country: Australia
Don’t be fooled by the flippant title of this piece, this piece offers the soloist and pianist more than enough musical and technical challenges to keep both entertained throughout the work. The piece is set in a typically Baroque styled period complete with a short cadenza for the soloist. The audio version you are listening to is the clarinet version of this work. At only 2 and a half minutes in duration this work is perfectly suited for a HSC program, high school concert or recital/eisteddfod.
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A phoenix - is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends).
It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again.
The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self.
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