Autumn Embers (Flute & Guitar)

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Autumn Embers was originally for guitar, although it was certainly not an easy piece in this layout. It has been more successful in versions for oboe & orchestra, and oboe and piano.

Guitarist, Alison Smith, for whom the piece was originally written, has now formed a flute & guitar duo with Ruth Ballantyne, and Alison suggested I write an arrangement for this medium.

Alison was able to give me invaluable help in making the guitar part more accessible, especially as the ’tune’ is now mainly taken over by the flute. Whilst the guitar part is still in the ’more difficuly’ category, the flute part certainly would also suit someone of intermediate ability, but who is still capable of producing a nice, warm tone, for this essentially melodic piece.

Alison & Ruth plan to include this in next year’s Tavistock Festival, here in Devon.

Score ID
Year of composition
Philip R Buttall
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Large mixed ensemble
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

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