Duration: 4 minutes
Salt of the Earth started life as a three-movement Concerto for Tuba with Brass Band! The composer has arranged both movements two & three for a number of ensembles and soloists, whilst the Concerto as a whole remains exclusive to the tuba.
Influenced heavily by jazz & latin music, the form of the original third movement has been extended whilst arranging the piece for Flute & Piano. In addition a montuno feel is introduced in the piano part (B section), and the flute part is virtuosic and unrelenting.
Recorded by Clare Southworth & Tim Carey on the CD The Bad Tempered Flute – The Flute Music of Andy Scott (Nimbus Alliance NI 6156), Salt of the Earth was premiered by Paul Edmund-Davies & Gabriel Sanchez at the National Flute Association Convention 2011, Charlotte, USA, in August 2011.
The clave rhythm that is indicated in the piano part (at the start of the piece, notes with crossheads) may be achieved by tapping on the piano, or by placing one hand inside the piano and muting a particular note, with the other hand playing the given note & rhythm.