The Rule of Three (for 3 flutes) DOWNLOAD Ben Heneghan

Product Code: FMD157


The Rule of Three for three flute (2 flutes, and alto flute).

Mvt. 1 ~ All Aboard! 

Mvt. 2 ~ Eight-Legged Weaver

Mvt. 3 ~ Tarantella

The total duration is 12 minutes

The work was written in 2018 in response to a request from some flute-playing friends based in York.

As the title suggests, the number three pervades this piece in lots of ways, not least in the emergence of augmented 5th chords (which divide the twelve-note scale into three equal portions) at cardinal moments. More importantly, however, the three movements are all dances, which means that unless otherwise indicated, tempi should be rock-steady and, in the outer movements, with well-defined rhythms. The middle movement should have the elegance and tranquility of a spider's web. Finally, it will help the performance if the players have some experience in non-classical music traditions - rhythm works differently there.

Please note: once your order has been made you will receive, usually within minutes, a link to download a zip file containg pdfs of the score and three parts. This link will be active for 10 days from the date of purchase.


  • ISMN Number: 979-0-57053-157-8
  • duration: 12 mins
  • difficulty: Advanced
  • number of pages - score: 27
  • Brand: 3 Flutes
  • Product Code: FMD157