Flute and piano
Commissioned by Georgina Roberts
McDowall has drawn from her Scottish background for inspiration in this piece. In the central section of Piper’s Dream the music hints at real Scottish folk music. The outer sections are freer, and the players are encouraged to enjoy the spirit of improvisation. At times the flautist reflects the sound of the bagpipes, imitating the characteristic ‘fall’ in the closing phrases of the piece. Near the end the music fades, as if this Scottish fantasy were just a dream.
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