By GLENN DISNEY
Style: Flute Solo
Difficulty: Grade 6+
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Frenetical was written for Sacramento State flute professor Laurel Zucker, who recorded the piece for her 2009 CD “Inflorescence IV”, available from Cantilena Records.
Originally conceived of as a piece depicting the hectic lifestyle of a typical urban city, it was written in one week in the fall of 2007 with the working title of “City Life”. The piece was revised several times throughout the fall and into the spring of 2008.
The word “Frenetical” means “frantic”, a mood which the work attempts to portray by utilizing varying tempos, recurring motives, and a wide instrumental range. It is a virtuosic piece, to be sure.