As I asked once before, "What IS a pointyflute?!?"
And, as I wrote, when I answered this question and began my article about him: "If you are regular member of the Concert Hall crowd, or even just a casual visitor here, you'll know that in these realms, a pointyflute is Adelaide, South Australia, Australia's very own Mr. Terry Streeton."
Terry was the first of our "Featured Uploaders," and you can read his very interesting story on "The Barde" at this link: http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/home/view_cat/cat/4/sort/55/order/last_modified/limit/10
I remember when Terry first joined the Concert Hall, and I also recall that he and I hit it off right from the start. I've admired his music, and even recorded a few of his pieces. I really wanted to Terry to compose a piece for me, and, I was very pleased and honored when he did so, dedicating his "Jubilation in E Major" to me.
This is a significant piece. It's technically quite involved, and, if you intend to really work up the registration, it's going to keep your button-pushing fingers busy! However, it would work equally well and a smaller, classic instrument as well.
This work is brilliant and individualistic, as is the composer, but it also has elements of a mixture of styles and composers. When I play it, I hear William Walton in there to be sure, but the style also has elements of modern French writing, and I'm even reminded me of the clashing of great Russian bells at spots.
BRAVO and THANK YOU, Terry! I think we make a pretty good team, and I anxiously look forward to our next collaboration!
Please take the opportunity to download the score, which is attached, and to listen to this brilliant paean of praise. Actually, a jubilation... ;-)
Please be sure to thank and congratulate Terry for sharing his talents so freely with us.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!