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For Three Flutes

Matthew Lee Knowles September 2008 - October 2009

There are 15 sections to this piece, which can be played in any order and combination - not all parts need be played in one performance.

Players should alternate as soloists, occasionally playing as a duo, or trio.

Each number represents a single duration, so there are 135 durations in this piece.

Tempo can be freely chosen but must be adhered to strictly within a section.

1 j

= 1 j

20 j

= 1 semibreve + 1 q

3012 j = 94 breves + 1 q

102,417j = 3200 breves + 1 semibreve + 1 j

(at q=120 = 0.125 seconds)

(at q=120 = 2.5 seconds)

(at q=120 = 376.5 seconds, approx. 6 minutes)

(at q=120 = 12, 803 seconds, approx 3.5 hours)

The duration of a total performance at q=120 would be approx. 20.5 hours (this does not include internal pauses and gaps between sections)

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

X

XI

XII

XIII

XIV

XV

1 j

6

j

17

j

40

j

81

j

159

j

298

j

559

j

1095

j

2261

j

4843

j

10,077 j

21,877j

46,289j

96,317j

3

j

11

j

23

j

41

j

78

j

139

j

261

j

536

j

1166 j

2582

j

5594

j

11,800 j

24,412j

50,028j

102,417j

8

j

12

j

18

j

37

j

61

j

122

j

275

j

630

j

1416

j

3012

j

6206

j

12,612 j

25,616j

52,389j

4

j

6

j

11

j

24

j

61

j

153

j

355

j

786

j

1596

j

3194

j

6406

j

13,004 j

26,773j

2

j

5

j

13

j

37

j

92

j

202

j

411 j

810 j

1598

j

3212

j

6598

j

13,769 j

3

j

8

j

24

j

55

j

110

j

209

j

399

j

788

j

1614

j

3386

j

7171 j

5

j

16

j

31

j

55

j

99

j

190

j

389

j

826

j

1772

j

3785

j

11

j

15

j

24

j

44

j

91

j

199

j

437

j

946

j

2013

j

4

j

9

j

20

j

47

j

108

j

238

j

509

j

1067 j

 

5

j

11

j

27

j

61 j

130

j

271

j

558

j

6

j

16

j

34

j

69

j

141

j

287

j

10

j

18

j

35

j

72

j

146

j

 

8

j

17

j

37

j

74

j

9

j

20 j

37

j

11

j

17

j

6

j