Tag: contemporary flute music

  • Five showstoppers for four flutes!

    Five showstoppers for four flutes!

    Playing flute quartets is a great idea and if you choose these spectacular pieces you’ll have just so much fun! Gary Schocker: Coffee Nerves for Four C Flutes This quartet is fast and furious, and will result in a breathtaking display of virtuoso flute playing. It’s great fun to play, sounds amazing and your audience…

  • Five Future Classics for under £10.00!

    Five Future Classics for under £10.00!

    Build your library with these amazing pieces which are all destined for greatness and snap up a bargain too! Polo Piatti: The Birds for Flute and Piano These birds are having a party! They use Latin rhythms to give a feel-good factor and fly around all over the place. Best played with an easy technique,…

  • Five Christmas flute pieces with a twist!

    Five Christmas flute pieces with a twist!

    Spice up your festive offerings with these quirky pieces which are sure to bring joy to the world! Simon Desorgher: Coventry Carol Variations for Flute Ensemble This unusual version of the Coventry Carol is certainly different. Simon Desorgher has used each variation to highlight a different alternative technique. Double trills in Lully Lullay and Woe…

  • Five British successes at the NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2023.

    Five British successes at the NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2023.

    It’s always great to celebrate home-grown winners from competitions at the National Flute Association’s annual convention. Here are the ‘Best of British’ from their Newly Published Music category. Alan Ridout: Sonata for Flute and Piano, published by Aurea Capra This lovely Sonata by the rather forgotten British composer Alan Ridout will feel a little nostalgic…

  • Five charming flute pieces to play before grade 5.

    Five charming flute pieces to play before grade 5.

    It’s always good to explore new repertoire prior to taking the next exam. These gems are wonderful at any time. Emile Kronke: Five Miniatures for Flute and Piano Op 92 Here are some more delightful pieces from Emil Kronke. He writes so well for developing players, keeping the technical challenges simple but adding sumptuous harmonies…

  • 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…

  • Top Five Books on Extended Technique

    Top Five Books on Extended Technique

    In need of a project? Try something completely new with our pick of these inspirational books. Rogier de Pijper: Flute Colors This is the definitive book on getting started with contemporary techniques. With something this exciting, it’s great to have a book that sets everything out in logical and easy to follow steps. This series…

  • NFA New Music Competition: Selection of Flute and Piano Winners

    NFA New Music Competition: Selection of Flute and Piano Winners

    Enjoy these five astonishingly good pieces and expand your horizons. Stephane Vande Ginste: Sonata This Sonata is worth the cover price for the second movement alone which is a beautiful mix of enigmatic melody and jazz-like harmonies. The outer movements are good too, with an opening scherzando full of syncopated energy and angular phrases, and…

  • Exploring the new ABRSM 2018 Flute Syllabus: Grade 5

    Exploring the new ABRSM 2018 Flute Syllabus: Grade 5

    Blog snapshot – my recommendations at a glance! 300 Years of Flute Music Drouet: Rondeau from Sonata in A minor (Three Little Sonatas) Frederick the Great: Allegro assai from Sonata in A minor, Spitta No. 21 Giuseppe Rabboni: Sonata No 10 in D minor from Sonatas for Flute and Piano Sunrise, Sunset from Roll Over Bach…

  • Composer Profile: Geoff Eales

    It is fortunate for us flute players that jazz pianist-composer Geoff Eales and the talented Andy Findon are such good friends. As a direct result of their collaboration for the CD The Dancing Flute, we now have some of the best flute jazz music to play for ourselves. Eales studied composition with Alun Hoddinott and…