” On receiving the request to write this piece, the description of Chadkirk and its history conjured up for me an imaginary picture back in history. The mental image of a small and lonely chapel in the river valley at the base of a windswept hillside inspired the melodies around which the idyll was shaped” – Ernest Tomlinson
One of Tomlinson’s last compositional works, Chadkirk Idyll was commissioned in 2002 as a duet for recorder and guitar, and shortly afterwards rescored for recorder and string quartet. That version has been used to create this arrangement for solo flute and low flute quartet. The piece is also available for the more usual combination of flute and piano.