Sunstreams and Sunday Morning (Flute and Piano)
Sunstreams and Sunday Morning (Flute and Piano) by Ian Clarke (b. 1964), Published by IC Music, written in 1986-1987, Published in 1998.
These pieces of moderate tempo and difficulty are published in one book .
‘Sunstreams’ (1986): arranged by Ian Clarke (1st printed in 1998), composed by Ian Clarke, Simon Painter & David Hicks. This is currently on the Trinity Guildhall grade 7 and the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory (Canadian/USA exam system grade 1- 10 plus ARCT). The showy more technical middle section lies under the fingers so is one of those ‘easier than it looks’ passages. No extended techniques are used.The opening section that begins inside the flute is the seed of the work. From here the work has taken on a life of its own which has always been intrinsically connected with the imaginations of the title.
‘Sunday Morning’ (1987): arranged by Ian Clarke (1st printed in 1998), composed by Ian Clarke, Simon Painter & David Hicks. It is a little more difficult, particularly if the optional 8va is taken since it ventures to 4th octave Db. Timbral trills are employed for which fingerings are shown. Both pieces come from a group of pieces that were originally co-written by Ian Clarke, Simon Painter and David Hicks when working together in the studio and as a performing rock group. They have subsequently been reworked by Ian for flute and piano; in their original form they were for flute, guitars, keyboards & drums. These arrangements were made circa 1998.