for solo flute
1. The King
2. The Six Queens
3. The Separation
4. The Reunion
Keshovati is music theatre for the concert stage with four movements for solo flute framed by a short narrative. Based on a Bengali folk tale, Keshovati, as the seventh Queen of a powerful King tragically endures the jealousy of his other wives and the loss of her children until one magical day when Mali the palace gardener collects flowers for puja. Be warned, like many fairy tales, Keshovati has its dark side!
DATE OF COMPOSITION
29 November 2002 (World Premiere) Mark Underwood flute
Oratory School, Reading, UK
2007 Morwenna Collett flute
Canberra School of Music, Australian National University, Canberra.
2010 Brett Thompson flute
Riverina Conservatorium of Music, Wagga, Australia.
2017 Ronda Ford flute
Goodroe Auditorium, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia, USA.
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, University of Tennesee, Chattanooga, USA.