Echoes – Résonances
for flute solo – pour flûte seule

Maya Badian
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1974
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
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Programme Note:
ECHOES for Flute Solo is part of an open cycle of compositions that I dedicate to solo instruments exploring, at different levels, the idiomatic writing - technical and expressive possibilities - of the instrument, along with the relationship between the sound as a natural, physic element and its metamorphosis into the arts of sounds, the musical meaning. This work is structured in three movements, the first and the third being conceived in a free retrograde, in contrast with the discrete second movement, Espressivo, revealing a meditative atmosphere. When I compose, I try to identify myself with the instrument for which I write. Even if at first sight composing for a solo instrument appears easier, it is actually more difficult than to compose for orchestral ensembles. The composer has to apply parameters generally attributed to an ensemble or to a large orchestra (melody, harmony, polyphony, rhythm, register and other musical parameters) to the single instrument at the composer’s disposal. I also take into consideration the evolution of instruments and their techniques: A lot of features impossible to be performed some decades ago are easily accomplished today! ECHOES for Flute Solo applies an idiomatic writing for the flute, including flutter-tongue, glissando, slap-tongue, and many others, while stimulating the flutist’s creativity!

Premiere Information:
1974, Concertino Young Performers International Competition, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Vasile Gantolea, flute


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5111 B136re
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 20, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score
    14 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Manuscript deposited in the Fonds Maya-Badian MUS 228, Music Division, Library and Archives Canada.
    I. Movimento primo -- II. Movimento secondo -- III. Movimento terzo
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