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February 1, 2021IM -
Forbidden Valley was inspired by a dream about traveling down into a deep, dry valley, with living secrets, hidden waters and shy vegetation. The piece can be performed by a flute quintet of three flutes, alto flute, and bass flute, or by a low flute-quintet of bass flute, bass flute in F, contrabass flute, contrabass flute in F, and a double contrabass flute. This edition includes all parts for low flute quintet. Several extended techniques are used, especially the wind tone and the tongue pizzicato.
Forbidden Valley (for Flute Quintet), by Wil Offermans, Musikverlag Zimmermann, www.musikverlag-zimmermann.de.