The Diabelli Project is about offering my weekly flash-composition sketches freely to all. Like Antonio Diabelli's theme these sketches aren't great music. But perhaps (as in Diabelli's case) there's a Beethoven out there who can do great things with them.
I admit, I'm no Paul Hindemith. But his idea of writing a concerto for every instrument sounded appealing. In this case, I decided to devote these flash compositions to a survey of the major instruments of the orchestra. The series kicks off with this sketch for solo flute.
Every instrument not only has a distinctive sound, but its own set of technical challenges and special abilities. For this sketch, I used the flutter tongue technique to add intensity to the held notes, and the flute's agility to create a fluid melody.
What happens next? That's up to you. As always, you're welcome to use all or part of this sketch. Just let me know what you come up with!