A flute trio by Andy Scott will feature in the British Flute Society’s 9th International Convention this month.
The Tempest Flute Trio will perform Yusef, their recent commission from Andy Scott, at the convention at Warwick Arts Centre on 22 August at 1.45pm.
Composed in two short movements, the work was inspired by the legendary flautist, saxophonist and composer Yusef Lateef. The first movement, The Golden Flute, takes its title from a piece by Lateef, which happened to be written on the day that Andy was born. Scored for alto flute and two piccolos, this movement has a spiritual quality with an intense lyrical melody. The second movement, The Golden Horn, for three concert flutes, displays a faster, Turkish influenced style.
Tempest is an exciting flute trio founded at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, with a wide repertoire of music including new works and their own arrangements. The trio has won many prizes and awards, including the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition, the RNCM Contemporary Music Award, the RNCM Ensemble of the Year Competition and the RNCM Woodwind Chamber Music Competition. Tempest is much in demand for performances across the UK and internationally.
Yusef Lateef was a Grammy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, author, visual artist, educator and philosopher, and a major force on the international musical scene for more than six decades. In recognition of his many contributions to the world of music, he was named an American Jazz Master for the year 2010 by the National Endowment for the Arts. As a virtuoso on a broad spectrum of reed instruments, Yusef Lateef introduced new sounds and blends of tone colours to audiences all over the world, and incorporated the sounds of many countries into his own music.
Andy Scott’s works are published by Astute Music
Click for more details of the Convention on the British Flute Society website
Click to visit the Tempest Flute Trio website
Click to visit website for Yusef Lateef
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