Panisci fistula for Three Flutes - Jan Novák

Panisci fistula - Jan Novák

„The name Panisci fistula could be translated as Little Pan's Whistle. "Paniscus" is the diminutive form of Pan, the ancient greek wine-god, who liked to play the flute, beside chasing after pretty nymphs.

My father wrote these pieces in 1972. At that time we lived on the Garda Lake in Italy, and I just started to play the flute. They are three quite spectacular little compositions, not intended for absolute beginners, even if the three parts do not present a real difficulty. Through very simple compositional processes the maximum sound result is achieved - in the first movement using echo effects, or employing polyrhythm with restricted tone material in the third movement.

Panisci Fistula also serves as a great training for chamber playing where flutists learn to listen while playing.“ Clara Novakova

Other compositions by Jan Novák published in Czech Radio:
Aeolia for two Flutes and Piano
Capriccio for Violoncello and Orchestra
Capriccio for Violoncello and Orchestra - Piano score
Dido / piano score
Due preludi e fughe per flauto solo
Elegantiae tripudiorum
Elegantiae tripudiorum for Piano
IV Hymni christiani (for Piano and Vocal part ad libitum)
Choreae vernales for Flute and Piano
Choreae vernales for Flute and Guitar
Choreae vernales for Flute, String Orchestra and Harp with Celesta or Piano
Odarum concentus choro fidium
Prima sonata for Piano
Rotundelli for Violoncello and Piano
Scherzi pastorali for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
Sonata brevis for Harpsichord
Sonata tribus for Flute, Violin and Piano
Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Strepitus festivi for Four French Horns
Tibia fugitiva for Flute solo
Toccata chromatica for Piano
Variations on the Theme by Bohuslav Martinů for two Pianos