Andrés, B. - Narthex

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TITLE: Narthex
COMPOSER: Bernard Andrés
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
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French harpist Bernard Andrès embraces his heritage wholeheartedly and in Narthex for flute and harp, produces a piece which from its very opening hints at Ravel and Debussy. The inspiration is a series of Old Testament sculptures from Romanesque churches in Burgundy.. Andrès adds a contemporary flair with a number of interesting special effects, getting the harpist to rap the sounding-board, rattle the tuning key in the sound hole and getting the flautist to slide a finger inside the flute head joint, resulting in curiously eerie glissandos.