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Chiaroscuro (Flute Alone)


Composer: Schocker, Gary

Chiaroscuro (Flute Alone) By Gary Schocker, Published By Falls House Press, 5' in duration. Written in 2017.

Chiaroscuro is a charming four-movement suite for solo flute. Schocker's title refers to a Renaissance painting technique using dramatic contrasts between lightness and dark. Each movement (I. Andante, II. Minuet, III. Sarabande, IV. Allegro picante) offers a unique reference and connection to old and new worlds, making the music fresh and fascinating as a whole. Any one of the movements may stand alone as a solo recital piece. 

This gem of a piece is reminiscent of the CPE Bach Sonata for Flute Alone in A minor, written in a 21st Century musical vocabulary but without any extended techniques. An instant addition to the standard repertoire for solo flute. 

This work made our list of Top-11 Flute Alone Works Written After 2000.