Scored for conventional string ensemble, this piece is suitable for professionals
groups, as well as amateurs of a high standard.
The narration - verses taken from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” -
is mostly between movements with a little dove-tailing into the music.
In addition there are a few occasions where the narration floats in over the music
in the middle of a movement; however, the music is always quiet here, and amplification
is not required for the voice.
For more in-depth information, an audio extract and the extracts from Robert Browning’s
poem, use the links to the right of this page.
“The Pied Piper of Hamelin” Concerto for Flute, String Orchestra and Narrator (30 mins)