Steve Reich – Vermont Counterpoint

I’ve selected this piece as it very neatly displays the contrasting ranges available to the flute family. The alto comes in at around 2:55 and 5:05 and one can immediately hear the more definite and solid bottom end provided by the longer, wider instrument.

The work itself is another fine example of Reich exploring repetition and texture and the results make for compelling listening as the purity of the flute tones allow the listener to separate the layers in the resultant confection of sound.

Hear the piece here.

Get the score from here.

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