Kaleidoscope | Gary Kettel


This is a highly original piece of music for Flute (also Alto Flute and Piccolo) and four percussionists. The word ‘kaleidoscope’ means ‘observer of beautiful forms’, and this piece of six movements, opens with ‘Jumble’ representing the chaotic fragments of colour seen when first looking into a kaleidoscope.
As a kaleidoscope is rotated, the vivid pattern of colours changes, creating another distinctly different image. These changing patterns are represented in this piece by three ‘Revolves’, each with a distinctly different musical mood and style.
The Revolves are interspersed with two romantic interludes, representing the visually exquisite images the Kaleidoscope creates

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Duration: 28' 10″
Difficulty: Expert
Audio Sample: Kaleidoscope
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