Ariel (flute version)
For solo flute
Composition Date: 2018
Originally written for viola. Commissioned by Nils Mönkemeyer (viola), and first performed by him on 22nd May 2013 at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.
Flute version written for Michael Cox, and premiered by him at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival in November 2018
One of a series of instrumental pieces written alongside Sally's work on The Tempest with choreographer David Bintley, for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
for solo flute
for Michael Cox
Based on the character from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, this short piece portrays the magical and elusive qualities of Ariel, the spirit who is enslaved to Prospero.
The material is constructed of a single cell which repeats and turns in on itself, forming different shapes and gestures.
The final section is a wordless setting of part of Ariel’s song ‘Full Fathom Five’, and ends with the tolling of a distant bell, which has been sounding intermittently throughout the piece.
Ariel was commissioned by Nils Mönkemeyer, and first performed by him on 22nd May 2013 at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele. It is one of a series of instrumental pieces written alongside my work on The Tempest with choreographer David Bintley, for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
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Nils Mönkemeyer: Bach und Mehr (Sony 2013)