Category: Flute Life
Five pieces for Two Flutes and Piano that will make you smile.
Playing music for two flutes and piano is a real treat and here are five of the best. Johannes Brahms arranged William Bennett: Sixteen Waltzes Op 39 for Two Flutes and Piano This book is wonderful. Eight familiar Brahms waltzes have been arranged as only Wibb can, with tonal colour being really important throughout. The […]
Five celebratory flute choir works fit for a King!
Get ready for the Coronation with these great arrangements which will add splendour to any occasion. God Save the King! arranged for Flute Ensemble by Alfie Pugh Think how many times you could use this great arrangement of the National Anthem. It fits every situation as it works with or without alto flute and with […]
Five great books for Mother’s Day.
Make her day by playing her one of these wonderful pieces! Geoff Eales: Song For My Mother for Flute and Piano There are very few mothers who wouldn’t love to have this laid-back piece played to them. Geoff Eales has managed to capture love and gratitude in one simple melody – perfect! Difficulty Guide: 6-7 […]
Luxurious Books: Gift Ideas for Flute Players
It’s always lovely to receive a gorgeous book as a present. Here’s our pick of coffee table favourites, luxury gift ideas for the flute player with everything. Robert Bigio: Rudall, Rose and Carte: The Art of the Flute in Britain This a simply stunning book. Firstly, it’s totally readable – the kind of book you […]
How to Maintain Order when all Around is Chaos!
With the Great Global Lockdown due to continue for a while yet it’s probably time for a shake-up to our practice routine. Self-isolation is a very strange situation for a musician to be in as all our activity is based around social connections. Movitation could dip at any time so it’s important to have a […]
A blog on playing from memory! An excellent skill to develop with many benefits. Incentive Memorising a piece of music, a speech or poem is something that has obvious benefits, but often scares people as it takes away the comfort of having a script or score. I remember my primary (junior) school made all of […]
How to organise a flute event
Flute events can be a great way to bring together flute-loving people in your community, or from further afield. As an organiser of several masterclasses, workshops and concerts, I thought I’d share how I usually go about organising such events, which might give you some ideas. When I was a student at Royal Academy of […]