Concerto for Flute and Orchestra – the complete work is now listed as approved repertoire in the syllabus of Trinity College London, LTCL recital diploma. This is the Licentiate flute performance diploma, the level above ATCL. The printed music is available from UMP Ltd. publishers with piano accompaniment as well as full score and orchestra parts.
‘Interesting, challenging and very enjoyable’
– Trinity College London diploma repertoire selection board – complete work approved for LTCL recital.
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Now published by United Music Publishing Limited, the Wilkinson Concerto for Flute and Orchestra premiered in 1997 with soloist, Karen Evans. A special commission from Owen Clarke and the newly formed UK community orchestra of Sherborne, this substantial contribution to the genre has a duration of 22 minutes in 3 movements. The work features many orchestral solos as well as supporting the solo flute.
The tonal work is based on a rising three-note motif and its mirror image. The music moves from dark, muted beginnings through an agitated main section before closing the first movement in ominous repose. The second movement is lyrically romantic with chromatic fourth, passus duriusculus harmonies and includes several orchestral solos. A dark, pastoral cadenza is heard before echoes of the motif close this central movement. The spirited finale includes jazz-infused elements in Latin-American Tresillo rhythms with melodic themes and harmonies all founded on the principal motif. Following a tranquil interlude among large-scale orchestral passages, the work ends triumphantly with fanfare and flourish.
Complete with solo flute part, the composer’s own piano reduction is available from UMP Ltd.
The version for flute and piano is suitable for not only for performance preparation but also for solo recitals, LTCL recital diploma examination and chamber concerts.
Full Orchestral Scores and Orchestra Parts
The flute concerto is scored for a relatively large orchestra:
Solo Flute, 2+Picc, 2+CA, 2+BCl, 2+CBn/126.96.36.199/T/2Perc/Hp/Strings.
Full Orchestral Scores in A4 (study) and A3 (conductor) formats are available for purchase with orchestra parts available for hire from United Music Publishing Limited.
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Vestalia is a ballet for chamber orchestra based on the second movement of the flute concerto. Read the post about the chamber orchestra piece, Vestalia.
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