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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.

1j =1j (at q=120 = 0.125 seconds)

20 j = 1 semibreve + 1 q (at q=120 = 2.5 seconds)

3012 j = 94 breves + 1 q (at q=120 = 376.5 seconds, approx. 6 minutes)

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

1j 6j 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
3j 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
8j 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
4j 6j 11 j 24 j 61 j 153 j 355 j 786 j 1596 j 3194 j 6406 j 13,004 j 26,773j
2j 5j 13 j 37 j 92 j 202 j 411 j 810 j 1598 j 3212 j 6598 j 13,769 j
3j 8j 24 j 55 j 110 j 209 j 399 j 788 j 1614 j 3386 j 7171 j
5j 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
4j 9j 20 j 47 j 108 j 238 j 509 j 1067 j
5j 11 j 27 j 61 j 130 j 271 j 558 j
6j 16 j 34 j 69 j 141 j 287 j
10 j 18 j 35 j 72 j 146 j
8j 17 j 37 j 74 j
9j 20 j 37 j
11 j 17 j
6j

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