Raga Terah
for flute quintet

Derek Charke
Composer
Derek Charke
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:08:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 5 x Flute
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Programme Note:
A new version of Raga Terah for flute quintet (4 C flutes and 1 bass flute).
Premiered at the 2014 National Association Flute Convention in Chicago.
Raga Terah is a companion work to my earlier quartets: Raga Gyarah, Raga Das, Raga Cha, and Raga Saat. It is not based on an authentic Raga, but rather attempts to emulate the spirit of a raga through the use of various extended flute techniques. It is repetitive and meditative in character. Raga Terah is in 13/16 time. ‘Terah’ is the English translation of the number thirteen in Hindi. Similar to the other Raga flute quartets, Raga Terah plays with several polyrhythmic patterns that define the rhythmic flavour of the piece. Flutes 3 and 4 act an isorhythmic talea, perhaps imitative of the tabla. While the other two voices provide melodic figurations. Many sounds are created with a technique whereby the flutist must enunciate the word ‘cha’ to produce the desired ‘toneless’ and rough sounding effect.

Premiere Information:
Chicago
Hilton
8 Aug 2014
Dianne Aitken, Molly Barth, Lisa Bost, Derek Charke, and Paul Taub

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5152 C473ragt
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 16, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (20 p.) ;
    20 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 15
    5 parts ([15] p.) ;
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Instrumentation:
    4 C Flutes and 1 Bass Flute
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