Nocturne (for flute and piano)

*October 2009 – “Nocturne” for Flute and Piano Duration 5/6 minutes.

This piece began life as a slow Irish air I wrote for the penny whistle.It was one of those special melodies that I knew would have to be expanded on one day. My chance arrived when flautist Gary Woolf asked me to write a beautiful piece for flute and piano for Clare Southworth’s new book, Vocalise, published by Astute Music in the UK.

Clare Southworth, a renowned flautist herself, is also the flute editor of Astute Music and I felt deeply privileged to even be considered for this challenge. This Nocturne felt right for the job, and now it is published in the book “Vocalise” along with 5 other wonderful short pieces for flute and piano by Peter McGarr, Andy Scott, Adam Caird, Christian Mason and Barbara Thompson. It is dedicated to Suzanne Munro, a long standing composer friend of mine who was at college with me, and we are still great friends to this day.

Flute – Gary Woolf, Piano – Sebastian Kurz.

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