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Flute Sonata in A minor HWV 374 Allegro by George F Handel

Flute Sonata in A minor HWV 374 Allegro by George F HandelFlute Sonata in A minor HWV 374 Allegro by George F HandelThe difficulty lies in the conversation you can portray and the musical direction of the repeated notes and phrasing, they are everywhere and unless...

Arabesque No 1 by Claude Debussy

Arabesque No 1  by Claude DebussyArabesque by Claude DebussyMs. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Arabesque in musical terms refers to changes in tempo and highly...

Ms. de la Pejaudie by Albert Roussel

Monsieur de la Pejaudie  by Albert RousselMonsieur de la Pejaudie by Albert RousselMs. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Ms. de la Pejaudie is the hero of Henri de...

J. S. Bach – Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 Largo

Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 largo by J. S. BachConcerto in F Minor BWV 1056 J.S.Bach- LargoThis Largo, also called Arioso by Bach from the harpsichord concerto is the other piece I have loved from a far for a very long while. I finally decided to play and record it....

Lucio Dalla – Caruso

Caruso by Lucio DallaCaruso by Lucio DallaThe song simply tells about the pain and longings of a man who is about to die while he is looking into the eyes of a girl who was very dear to him. The lyrics contain various subtle references to people and places in Caruso's...

Francesco Sartori – Time to Say Goodbye

Time to Say Goodbye by Francesco SartoriTime to say goodbye by Francesco Sartori"Con te partirò" (Italian: [kon ˈte ppartiˈrɔ]; "With You I Shall Depart") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by...

Takatsugu Muramatsu – The Voice of an Angel

The Voice of an Angel by Takatsugu MuramatsuThe Voice of an Angel by TakaTsugu MuramatsuAngel is probably my favourite vocalisation and just an example of how gravitation to playing melodies has really helped me develop my tone , style and voice. Part of that voice is...

Claude Debussy – Petite Suite En Bateau

Petite Suite En Bateau by Claude DebussyPetite Suite: En Bateau by Claude Debussy 1685 - 1759One third of the art songs Debussy composed were settings of the poems of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896).  The first movements of the Petite suite are drawn from two poems of...

George Frideric Handel – HWV374 Sonata in A Minor

Sonata in A Minor HWV374 by George Frideric HandelAllegroSonata in A Minor by George Frideric HAndel 1685 - 1759George Frideric Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas,...

Stephen Preston on Baroque Performance

 The Baroque period of performance can be quite challenging for a Boehm system player. Our flute offers so much beauty tone wise but can make things more difficult for us ornamentation wise. I have wanted to do a blog on performance in Baroque music for a long time,...

Arabesque No 1 by Claude Debussy

Arabesque No 1  by Claude DebussyArabesque by Claude DebussyMs. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Arabesque in musical terms refers to changes in tempo and highly...

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Ms. de la Pejaudie by Albert Roussel

Monsieur de la Pejaudie  by Albert RousselMonsieur de la Pejaudie by Albert RousselMs. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Ms. de la Pejaudie is the hero of Henri de...

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J. S. Bach – Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 Largo

Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 largo by J. S. BachConcerto in F Minor BWV 1056 J.S.Bach- LargoThis Largo, also called Arioso by Bach from the harpsichord concerto is the other piece I have loved from a far for a very long while. I finally decided to play and record it....

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Lucio Dalla – Caruso

Caruso by Lucio DallaCaruso by Lucio DallaThe song simply tells about the pain and longings of a man who is about to die while he is looking into the eyes of a girl who was very dear to him. The lyrics contain various subtle references to people and places in Caruso's...

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Francesco Sartori – Time to Say Goodbye

Time to Say Goodbye by Francesco SartoriTime to say goodbye by Francesco Sartori"Con te partirò" (Italian: [kon ˈte ppartiˈrɔ]; "With You I Shall Depart") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by...

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Claude Debussy – Petite Suite En Bateau

Petite Suite En Bateau by Claude DebussyPetite Suite: En Bateau by Claude Debussy 1685 - 1759One third of the art songs Debussy composed were settings of the poems of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896).  The first movements of the Petite suite are drawn from two poems of...

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Stephen Preston on Baroque Performance

 The Baroque period of performance can be quite challenging for a Boehm system player. Our flute offers so much beauty tone wise but can make things more difficult for us ornamentation wise. I have wanted to do a blog on performance in Baroque music for a long time,...

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Conversation in music performance.

Conversation in music performance.

There is so much that goes into interpreting a composer’s wishes. One aspect which is intertwined with storytelling is the conversations between musical parts. The Mel Bonis sonata for flute first movement is a beautiful example of the importance of being aware of the...

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Conversation in music performance.

Story Telling in a Flute Performance

There are a few different ways and aspects to storytelling as a performer. Firstly , the player should endeavour to understand the composer, his life and any information about the piece they are playing. Secondly, use a backtrack or recording to understand the piano...

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Pieces

Here are a some of the flute pieces.

Hope you enjoy them

Ms. de la Pejaudie by Albert Roussel

Monsieur de la Pejaudie  by Albert RousselMonsieur de la Pejaudie by Albert RousselMs. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Ms. de la Pejaudie is the hero of Henri de...

read more

J. S. Bach – Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 Largo

Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056 largo by J. S. BachConcerto in F Minor BWV 1056 J.S.Bach- LargoThis Largo, also called Arioso by Bach from the harpsichord concerto is the other piece I have loved from a far for a very long while. I finally decided to play and record it....

read more

Lucio Dalla – Caruso

Caruso by Lucio DallaCaruso by Lucio DallaThe song simply tells about the pain and longings of a man who is about to die while he is looking into the eyes of a girl who was very dear to him. The lyrics contain various subtle references to people and places in Caruso's...

read more

Francesco Sartori – Time to Say Goodbye

Time to Say Goodbye by Francesco SartoriTime to say goodbye by Francesco Sartori"Con te partirò" (Italian: [kon ˈte ppartiˈrɔ]; "With You I Shall Depart") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by...

read more

Takatsugu Muramatsu – The Voice of an Angel

The Voice of an Angel by Takatsugu MuramatsuThe Voice of an Angel by TakaTsugu MuramatsuAngel is probably my favourite vocalisation and just an example of how gravitation to playing melodies has really helped me develop my tone , style and voice. Part of that voice is...

read more

Claude Debussy – Petite Suite En Bateau

Petite Suite En Bateau by Claude DebussyPetite Suite: En Bateau by Claude Debussy 1685 - 1759One third of the art songs Debussy composed were settings of the poems of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896).  The first movements of the Petite suite are drawn from two poems of...

read more

George Frideric Handel – HWV374 Sonata in A Minor

Sonata in A Minor HWV374 by George Frideric HandelAllegroSonata in A Minor by George Frideric HAndel 1685 - 1759George Frideric Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas,...

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Gary Schocker – Regrets and Resolutions

Regrets & Resolutions by Gary SchockerRegrets and Resolutions by Gary SchockerGary Schocker American flute player is also a pianist, harpist, prolific composer and a talented teacher.Born into a musical family in Easton, Pennsylvania, Schocker began his musical...

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Concerto de Aranjuez Adagio Theme by Joaquin Rodrigo

Concerto de Aranjuez: Adagio Theme by Joaquin RodrigoConcerto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo 1901-1999Joaquin Rodrigo was born on November 22, 1901 in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. At the age of three, Rodrigo contracted Diphtheria, due to which he almost lost his...

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Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune by Claude DebussyClair de lune by claude debussy Claude Debussy was born as Achille-Claude Debussy. He is one of the most notable and influential French musical composers that has ever lived. At the turn of the 20th century he was one of the most...

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Guides

Here are a number of guides for flute pieces. Some are restricted to subscription members.

Tone Development Through Interpretation No 47a

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse No 47a Extract from Oberon by Carl Maria von WeberPurpose of These StudiesThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato, colour and suppleness by...

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Tone Development Through Interpretation No 02

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse Number 2 Extract from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano DonizettiPurpose of These StudiesThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato, colour and...

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Tone Development Through Interpretation No 61

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse Number 61 Extract from Werther Entr’acte Act 4 by Jules Massenet Purpose of These StudiesThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato, colour and...

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Tone Development Through Interpretation No 65

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse Number 65 Extract from Mors et Vita by Charles GounodPurpose of These StudiesThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato, colour and suppleness...

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Tone Development Through Interpretation No 04

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse Number 4: Air Russe  Purpose of These ExtractsThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato, colour and suppleness by exploring operatic arias and...

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Flute Guide Lensky’s Aria by Peter Tchaikovsky

Pieces Guidelensky's aria by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskylensky's aria by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840-1893Why Choose Lensky's Aria by Peter Tchaikovsky?Listening to a vocal interpretation of this Aria is so helpful to understanding this musically. The Aria calls for a...

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Babel Flute Tone Development No 33

Tone Development Through InterpretationMarcel Moyse Number 33 Extract from The Last Rose of Summer transcribed by Edward BuntingPurpose of These StudiesThe Tone development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse is a series of extracts that study expression, vibrato,...

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Babel Flute Morceau de Concours by Gabriel Faure

Pieces Guide:Morceau de Concours by Gabriel FaureThe Piece: Morceau de Concours by Gabriel Fauré. 1845-1924Why choose Morceau de Concours?Working through “Tone Development Through Interpretation” by Marcel Moyse has been invaluable to gain tonal clarity and phrasing...

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Pieces Guide John Rutter – Suite Antique

Pieces Guide:Suite Antique    by John RutterThe Piece: John Rutter: Suite Antique  AriaChansonThe Guide: John Rutter Suite Antique   Suite Antique is a 1979 concertante work written for harpsichord, flute and string orchestra. Rutter composed the...

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Pieces Guide Gabriel Faure – Apes un Reve

Pieces GuideApes un reve (After a Dream) by Gabriel FaureApes un Reve by Gabriel Faure 1845-1924Why Choose Apes un reve by Gabriel Faure? It is so important to tell a story with all performances. Some are easier to decipher than others. Making the effort to really...

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