This is one of my favourite tunes - it makes you think of open spaces and far away lands :)
I wanted to capture the feel of the music by using only flutes. After the first recordings I was very disappointed - it just didn't have that epic feel that strings seem to get, so I tried to change the arrangement to suit the flute. I’ve used the fife, C flute, alto flute, bass flute and the contrabass flute.
I'm playing the percussive drum parts on the bass flute and contrabass flute and have panned it left and right to get closer to the epic feel of the original.
The contrabass flute's low bass lines start midway just to add bottom end - I love the deep sound that one normally doesn't associate with flutes :)