Humoresque for flute septet
Dorothy Howell was born in Birmingham, grew up in Handsworth, and was educated in a convent. She received private composition lessons from Granville Bantock before beginning her studies at the Royal Academy of Music at age 15. She achieved fame with her symphonic poem Lamia, which was premiered in 1919. Her Humoresque was composed for piano that same year. This arrangement for flute ensemble is quite interesting, providing a pleasant addition to any program.