Jungle Heart, for flute solo and percussion duo, was written Spring 1998 for James Galway and the Safri Duo, for their Euro-American2000 tour. Commissioned and financially supported by the Safri Duo, the world premiere of Jungle Heart took place January 29 2000 during a live broadcast from Danish Radio in Copenhagen. The colourful combination of instruments are like a dense tree tropical canopy full of exotic birds.
percussion 1: vibes, marimba, 2 ‘ticks’, 1 ‘tack’ 1 ride and 1 crash cymbal, hi hat, 1 rimshot on snare, bongo
percussion 2: marimba, bass drum, 3 different ticks: tock+tack+tick, 2 toms