Flute Fiesta by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
video (Korea Flute Soloists 2011)
Flute Fiesta, an original composition for flute choir, was premiered by Gwen Powell and the Fiesta Flute Orchestra at the NFA Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2007. Written in the style of a Spanish March or pasodoble, Flute Fiesta is based on the type of music played at Spanish bullfights. Flute Fiesta’s Spanish flair makes it well-suited as an opening or closing piece for programs. The bravura piccolo part provides florid countermelody and embellishment in several sections of the piece. An optional percussion part featuring castanet and triangle is included to add even more Spanish flair.
Flute Fiesta is scored for piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute (alternate c-flute part is included), bass flute, optional contrabass flute and percussion (castanets and triangle).