Tag: repertoire

  • It’s International Women’s Day!

    It’s International Women’s Day!

    In our annual post we celebrate great flute music by wonderful female composers (the arrangers are good too)! Cecile Chaminade arranged Dana Joras: Three Pieces for Flute and Piano If you love the music of Chaminade try these three delightful arrangements. Dano Joras is a flute player herself which means that the melodic lines are…

  • Melt the Winter Blues Away with Heart-Warming Romanticism

    Melt the Winter Blues Away with Heart-Warming Romanticism

    These delightful pieces will get you playing from the heart. Lothar Kempter: Ballade for Flute and Piano If you have ever wished that Brahms had written something for flute and piano, you may enjoy this beautiful piece. It is proper, passionate “heart-on-your-sleeve” Romantic music – full of drama and colour, it ebbs and flows towards…

  • New Year, New You

    New Year, New You

    January is the ideal time to hone your skills and try out new ideas. Try these recommended books to set you on your way. Wil Offermans: Improvisation Calendar for Flute Presented in the form of a calendar, these 52 graphic scores (one for each week) consist of drawings that range from something as simple as…

  • International Women’s Day – Fabulous Works by Female Composers

    International Women’s Day – Fabulous Works by Female Composers

    Women composers are coming to the fore – and about time too! Let’s celebrate with these beauties. Flute Music by Female Composers, edited by Weinzierl and Wachter This is a veritable “who’s who” of women who have and still are writing for the flute. With repertoire ranging from the Baroque music of Anna Amalia of…

  • 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…

  • Building a Flute Library: Exploring Edition Svitzer

    Building a Flute Library: Exploring Edition Svitzer

    Edition Svitzer is a relative newcomer to the world of flute publishing. Set up in 2001, the flute catalogue is under the experienced eye of Henrik Svitzer, one of the two brothers running this family firm together with their father. All three have worked professionally as musicians, and Henrik studied with Marcel Moyse in the…

  • Exploring The 2014 ABRSM Flute Syllabus: Grades 6 and 7

    Exploring The 2014 ABRSM Flute Syllabus: Grades 6 and 7

    By the time we reach this more advanced level, playing skills should be at the point where the choice of repertoire is based on stylistic considerations rather than technical ones. The 2014 ABRSM syllabus reflects this, with a myriad of pieces to choose from. The good thing here is that most of the works are…

  • Building A Flute Library: Music for Bass Flute

    Building A Flute Library: Music for Bass Flute

    It’s an exciting fact that bass flutes are becoming both cheaper and more widely available. Many flute groups now have one and schools and colleges are starting to use them too. The solo music written for this lovely instrument is also developing, which gives us a great opportunity to explore all its possible colours to…

  • Building a Flute Library: Unusual Flute Music for Three Advanced Flutes

    Building a Flute Library: Unusual Flute Music for Three Advanced Flutes

    Right now there is great deal of exciting music available for three flutes, so if you are lucky enough to belong to a good trio there is plenty to keep you interested.