Kurt Gäble: Celtic flutes
2 flutes and concert band
The flute is an instrument of historic bearing, as it is known in almost all cultures on earth. Some rulers considered the sound to be too erotic and immoral, and therefore prohibited to play it. Today, the flute has become one of the most popular instruments. The ancient Celts originally settled in southern Germany. They used this instrument to accompany their religious rites and in many of their ceremonies. Dances of Celtic-Irish nature presently undergo a true revival. Celtic Flutes was composed as solo for two flutes and symphonic wind band. Keeping with the style, the piece uses authentic material of the composer in the dramaturgy of human life, as love and suffering, joy and hope constitute the thematic elements of this work.