The Bones of Mr. Fortune

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for Solo Flute, Winds, and Percussion

Adolphus Hailstork (composer)
Solo Flute, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, Clar...
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THE BONES OF MR. FORTUNE (FREE AT LAST!) is an 11-minute concerto-like work for solo flute accompanied by symphonic winds and percussion – perfect to play with band or with orchestra, as well as with the composer’s own piano reduction (114-42424). The work features lengthy cadenzas, and exhilarating dance-like sections with the ensemble. Hailstork describes the historical inspiration: abused in life and death, an enslaved man (Mr. Fortune) was owned by a surgeon who preserved his skeleton to study anatomy. The bones remained with the doctor’s family for generations, and were given a proper burial that made national news in 2013, 215 years after Mr. Fortune’s death.
SKU: 115-40435
Ensemble: Wind Ensemble Concerto
Duration: 11:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Accompanied: Concerto
Page count: 260
UPC: 6-80160-69127-2
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