Below and Beyond! for Low Flute Choir by Paige Dashner Long. Below and Beyond! was premiered during the 2023 National Flute Association Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The beautiful tonal colors of the alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and beyond, musically depict the mystery and excitement of what lies below the earth’s surface. In each of the three distinct sections of this one movement composition, low flutes are featured, transporting you deep into the caverns of the subterranean world. Many have heard the expression “above and beyond”, well, now it’s time to go “Below and Beyond!”. Though composed for low flute choir, it can also be performed with a standard flute choir, substituding C Flutes for the first 3 Alto Flutes using the parts provided.
- 4 Alto Flutes
- Bass Flute
- Contrabass Flute (or Bass Flute 2)
Standard Flutes Version (optional):
- 3 C Flutes (in lieu of 3 Alto Flutes)