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Three Pan Love Songs (979-0708056 60 7)

Three love songs for solo flute based on three Greek mythological figures. Amphitrite, Euphrosyne Maia Three Pan Love Songs was commissioned and recorded by Nina Assimakopoulos and released by Euterpe Recordings, CD no 202, in July 2003. The work uses several innovative 20th century flute techniques, including flutter tongue and multiphonics, as well as a newly developed effect “flute pizzicato”. This sound is produced when the notes are played by releasing the tongue percussively from between the lips, letting air through without sounding the note, and keeping the head joint tilted enough for the released air to pick up the pitch fingered. There are “Three Pan Love Songs” Amphitrite, Nymph of the Sea: Euphrosyne, Grace of Mirth: and Maia, Daughter of Atlas. “With all three pieces Pan uses the milieu of each nymph to try to hypnotise and woo her” The first love song uses the coaxing ebb and flow of the sea, combined with the sounds of its unique spacious timbre. The second love song imitates the quavering giggles of Euphrosyne, the Rubenesque mistress of humour. In places the flautist is required to hum while playing.(Multiphonics) The third song strives for a somewhat ethereal version of an equestrian rhythm, because Maia liked to hunt. “These scenarios tailored to the mannerisms of each nymph are quiet evocative, and a unique addition to the repertoire” Nina Assimakopoulos.

Amphitrite (341kb)
Euphrosyne (274kb)
Maia (333kb)

£5.50
 



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