Tutti Frutti Wins Honorable Mention!

I’m pleased that “Tutti Frutti (for Two-ti Virtuosi Flutti)” won an “Honorable Mention” in the “Flute New Music Consortium” composition contest!  “Tutti Frutti” was a piece I had envisioned for years – and I’m glad Turi, my cousin (first removed) had his Senior Recital at Eastman coming up, to propel me to actually write the piece!!!  “Tutti Frutti” is a “Sweet” in “Five Flavors” that represents different “Tutti Frutti” flavors.  I wrote “Lime” first, and the others pretty much flowed out afterwards.  I was hard pressed to come up with the title of a “flavor” for my last movement.  Soon, however, I realized I was writing a “bi-tonal” piece, so, I named it “Strawberry-Kiwi”, which is a mixed drink that combines two flavors.  Problem solved!  The piece sounds like a lot of fun, but I think it’s a lot of work to learn.  Turi and his friend, Ryan Norville, spent much time working on the piece, but the performance was wonderful!  I am posting the audio from Turi’s recital as my “featured piece” for now!  I’m hoping other flute players will perform the entire “Sweet”, or maybe one of the movements as an encore!!!

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