FOUR SCOTTISH AIRS FOR FOUR SCOTS for Flute Choir
Inspired by the unique personalities of the four Scottish Terrier dogs who have graced her life, Kathleen set out to compose in such a style as to exemplify those personalities.
The Huntress calls to mind an almost fox-hunt melody with tonalities alternating between major and minor modes. The ending suggests she's won the hunt!
A Gentle Soul is a delicate and gently moving 6-8 compound meter piece featuring a lilting first flute melody.
Let's Play Ball is just fun! A rambunctious romp also in 6-8 meter includes a delightful nod to the Scottish bagpipe towards the middle to the end of the piece.
The Feisty One departs from the compound meters of the three other movements, and while hinting at the drone of the bagpipe, maintains a solid and driving 4-4 time signature from beginning to feisty end!
ROYAL CONCERTO for Flute Quartet and Flute Orchestra
There are fanfares a-plenty in this three movement work commissioned by the West Michigan Flute Association. It was composed in the concerto grosso
style, with the flute quartet (two C’s, Alto, and Bass) playing the soloist roll. The two parts, quartet and orchestra, are masterfully woven together as there
are many “call and responses” between the two parts. Royal Concerto received its National Flute Association premiere at the Chicago Convention this past
Each of the three movements can stand alone as individual concert pieces and may be purchased separately. Those movements are:
THE KING AND COURT JESTER
The first of three movements The King and Court Jester begins with regal fanfare followed quickly by the mischievous musings of the jester. It loosely follows Sonata Allegro form complete with a cadenza highlighting the quartet.
IN HER MAJESTY’S GARDEN
The steady pulsing of the low flutes in In Her Majesty’s Garden provides a backdrop for the delicately syncopated melody of the quartet.
THE KING’S PROCLAMATION
The King’s Proclamation is announced with a fanfare and followed by a melodic and rhythmic motif which is interwoven throughout the movement. The concerto
grosso quality of alternating back and forth between the two groups is most prominent in this movement.
WHAT IS A FLUTE CHOIR?
Introducing another delightful new flute choir composition, What Is A Flute Choir? takes a decidedly humorous approach to describing the members of a flute
choir. The score is written for both flute choir and vocal choir, but if you don’t happen to have a vocal choir up your sleeve, a singer soloist or dramatic
speaker could easily deliver the part.
Sleigh Ride! for Flute Choir is one movement from a five movement suite from her most popular orchestral work Suite for All Seasons which is also arranged and available for flute and piano. She arranged Sleigh Ride! upon requests for new flute choir music for holiday and winter concerts.