Rollercoaster (1998)

for solo guitar.

Duration: 4 mins.

Published by Mel Bay in Dave Flynn Complete Works for Solo Guitar.

Programme Note

I wrote this piece before I was aware of the minimalist composing style. Indeed I remember when I started composing it I wondered to myself whether it was ok to repeat short melodic phrases like I do at the beginning of this piece. My subsequent discovery of minimalist music confirmed to me that not only was it ok, but it was a strong compositional trend of the time. I have since re-arranged ‘Rollercoaster’ for guitar quartet and as the third movement of my String Quartet No.1 ‘Fairground Attractions’.