Peter Sheridan performs “Fast Tides, Slow Tides”

Peter Sheri­dan

Peter Sheri­dan, an Australian-based spe­cial­ist in low flutes, recently per­formed my “Fast Tides, Slow Tides” in Port­land, Ore­gon. This was a spe­cial arrange­ment writ­ten for him to per­form on alto flute. I was not able to be there, but he reports:

I per­formed Fast tides on Thurs. May 6th at the Old Church in Port­land, OR. It was by invi­ta­tion of the PSU Instru­men­tal Music Club. I gave sev­eral lec­ture demon­stra­tions on the instru­ments that week and did dis­cuss a few of the ‘fan­tas­tic’ rhyth­mic com­plex­i­ties of Fast Tides in the class for com­posers. Again I dis­cussed the piece and demon­strated a few sec­tions on Tues. April 28th at Fresno, Cal State for the flute stu­dio. It is a won­der­ful work Richard. I would like to record it next year.

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About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.