Piccolos in the Pub (Flute Choir)
Piccolos in the Pub (Flute Choir) by Jonathan Cohen, Published by Falls House Press.
"Piccolos In The Pub" consists of three movements of Celtic flavor featuring a pair of piccolos, but giving ample voice to the rest of the choir. The piece opens with the piccolos playing "The Jiggered Piccolo," a jig that builds to involve the entire choir, then moves to the lower flutes before returning to the full group, where the piccolos lead to a driving finish. Calm intercedes in the form of "Glenwood Air," a beautiful and peaceful air to which the piccolos add subtle frosting. "Friday Afternoon" closes the piece with a wild, happy, and driving jig, in which the exhilaration is only briefly interrupted by rush-hour traffic. Piccolos lead the charge as the choir careens into the weekend with a flourish.