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  • Flautissimo
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    David Mitcham


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    Instrument: 6 flutes (score and parts)
    Grade: mediumslightly difficult
    Catalogue No: 1608
    ISMN No: 9790570270255

    A suite of three pieces for flute choir in six parts with an optional Alto Flute part.

    Flautissimo opens with Busy Bossa a slightly tongue-in-cheek bossa nova. Great fun to be had fitting this one together rhythmically. The middle movement is Time Slipping By. This is a tender, melancholy tune which is effortlessly passed around the ensemble. The finale is the quirky Mind the Steppe - Russian Rondo. Each return of the theme gets progressively wilder and there is even a short Russian Winter to contend with in the middle!

    ... Busy Bossa • Time Slipping By • Mind the Steppe

    "...Flautissimo is scored for six flutes with optional alto flute. It consists of three short pieces: 'Busy Bossa' (rhythmic accuracy is a must!), 'Time Slipping By' and 'Mind the Steppe' (a Russian Rondo). The pieces are good and all players get something to play. The difficulty is grade 5-8. Composer/arranger David Mitcham has experience working in many musical genres including jazz and ethnic music. His works have been performed by such eminent groups as the Nash Ensemble and the Delmé String Quartet. Highly recommended."
    Reviewed 'Music Teacher'
    David Mitcham
    David Mitcham is an award winning film composer. His musical training began as a trombone player in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He was awarded his ARCM at the age of 17. He then studied for his B Mus Tonmeister degree at Surrey University which involved a year working at Abbey Road Studios.

    He became a professional composer in the mid 1980s. His scores for natural history films have won numerous awards at international film festivals. These include an Emmy in 2016 for "The Last Orangutan Eden", a Golden Panda at Wildscreen for "The Elephant, the Emperor and the Butterfly Tree" (2004), and in America, Best Music at both the American Wildlife Film Awards Jackson Hole ("Danger in Tiger Paradise" 2003) and the Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival ("South Pacific" 2010). He was nominated for an Ivor for "Danger in Tiger Paradise" in 2003 and at the Emmys for "Mississippi : Tales of the Last River Rat" in 2006.

    His concert music includes "At The Top Of The Tide", premiered by Alison Balsom and her ensemble at the Bristol Proms (2015) and "Ricercare" for Brass quintet and Organ written to mark the 30th anniversary of London Brass (2016). Both pieces are published by Brass Wind as are collections of his Flute ensemble music and Trombone pieces.

    Over the years he has developed performing skills on many instruments. He likes to relax by playing jazz double bass.

    David is based in England in the heart of historic Wiltshire.
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