Tune of the Day: Quarantunes: Home
Today's piece was kindly contributed to our collection by composer Ricky Lombardo. It is the first of three pieces for solo flute published earlier this year under the name Quarantunes.
I composed Quarantunes to help give flutists a little joy and happiness during these difficult and crazy times of the 2020 Covid pandemic. So many of us, while stuck at home, were starting to feel down and depressed. I wanted to give everyone's spirit and mood a little lift. After composing the tunes for flute alone, it was time to share them with the flute community. I started sending the songs as a free download to many of the flutists I knew around the world and asked them to share the music with their students, colleagues and anyone they thought might enjoy them. It was important to have nice melodies with catchy titles that were not too difficult so they could be reachable to as many as players as possible. Since being shared, the Quarantunes have done exactly what they were intended to do. So many flutists have contacted me saying these have come just when they needed a little boost. They are being performed around the world. Several have used these with their students and posted recordings to YouTube.
Many thanks to Ricky Lombardo for making this piece freely available and for letting us publish it!