"RA" - Ritual for Flutes (2017)

Duration: 6 minutes

Instrumentation: 10 transverse flutes (piccolo, large flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes)

Introduction: The composition was inspired by the idea of the Egyptian sun god. Ra is the highest and oldest of the ancient Egyptian gods (corresponding to Kronos of the Greek mythology). The sound of the 10 flutes symbolizes the bright sparkle of the sun (by a virtuoso endless movement) through their high registers and the dignity and power of this God the Father through their lower registers.
Dedication: Warmly dedicated to Elisabeth Weinzierl and Edmund Wächter

World premiere: 11.03.2017, Great concert hall of the University of Music and Performing Art Munich, as part of the Flute Festival 2017 of the German Society for Flute e.V.
Performers at world premiere: Flute ensemble Munich, founded and concept by Elisabeth Weinzierl und Edmund Wächter

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