for flute

Brian Cherney
Brian Cherney
Composition Date: 1991
Revision Date: 1992
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
Programme Note:
DOPPELGÄNGER was commissioned by Robert Aitken specially for performance by him and Aurèle Nicolet, and was premiered in Brasel, Switzerland on Febryary 7th, 1992.
"The opportunity to write for two flutes and the possibilities of exploiting the special colours of these two identical instruments suggested to me the idea of the "Double" or Doppelgänger, a word which is associated with a special type of literature (for example, the Double of Dostoevsky).
In this piece, the word Double is interpreted in several ways, for example, the first part has a duration of 8 minutes, double the duration of the second; often the music of one flute is echoed in the music of the other, or becomes the shadow of the other, above all in the low register. In the brief epilogue, there are several references to the song of Schubert, der Doppelgänger."
(from score)


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5111 C521do
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 26, 1997
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (14 p.); 28 X 43 cm
    14 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 43 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour flûte seule.
    Il existe aussi une version pour 2 flûtes (1991), publié par Dobermann-Yppan.
    Ms: Photocopie; la copie matrice se trouve au CMC Québec.
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