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J S Bach – BWV 1031 Sonata in E Flat Major

Sonata in E Flat MAjor BWV 1031 by J S BachSonata in E Flat Major BWV 1031 1st Movement Allegro Moderato Sonata in E Flat Major BWV 1031  2nd Movement SicilianoSonata in E Flat MAjor by J S BachThe Sonata in E♭ major for flute and harpsichord, probably by J. S. Bach...

Francis Poulenc – Les Chemins de L’Amour

Les Chemins de L'Amour by Francis PoulencLes Chemins de L'Amour by Francis PoulencShortly after the 1940 Nazi invasion of France, Francis Poulenc was asked to write incidental music for a light drama by Jean Anouilh, Léocadia. It starred the celebrated French actress...

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 HandelSonata in A Minor HWV 374 1st Movement Adagio Sonata in A Minor HWV 374 2nd Movement Allegro Sonanta in A Minor HWV 374 4th Movement AllegroSonata in A Minor by George Frideric HAndel 1685 - 1759George Frideric Handel...

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Pieces

Here are a some of the flute pieces.

Hope you enjoy them

Sonata in E major BWV1035 by J. S. Bach

Sonata in E major BWV 1035 for Flute and Continuo  by J.S. Bach 1685-1750Adagio Ma Non TantoAdagio ma non tanto is the first movement of the E Major SonataThis movement to me is quite vocal in melodic line and I approach it as such. I use this movement to help...

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Suite Antique: Prelude by John Rutter

Suite Antique: Prelude by John RutterBackground Born on 24 September 1945 in London, John Rutter was educated at Highgate School, where a fellow pupil was the future composer, John Tavener. At school, Rutter already loved to sing and compose. John Rutter’s music...

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Suite Antique: Chanson by John Rutter

Suite Antique: Chanson by John RutterBackground Born on 24 September 1945 in London, John Rutter was educated at Highgate School, where a fellow pupil was the future composer, John Tavener. At school, Rutter already loved to sing and compose. John Rutter’s music...

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Cantabile and Presto by George Enescu

Cantabile and Presto by George EnescuCantabile and Presto by George Enescu I dare say that everything came from the bottom of my heart!Romanian violinist, conductor, teacher and composer, George Enescu, began to play the piano when he was 4, taking lessons with a...

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Song for Wibb by Clifford Benson

Song for Wibb by Clifford BensonSong For Wibb by Clifford Benson Clifford Benson was a pianist highly acclaimed for his sensitivity, outstanding musicianship and strong feeling for poetry and colour. He enjoyed a varied career of performing, recording, teaching and...

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Love Wind by PJ

Love Wind by PJLove Wind by PJ Empress Ki is a Netflix series that depicts the loves and battles of Empress Ki who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.The series revolves around Ki Seungnyang, a Goryeo-born woman who ascends to power despite the restrictions...

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Suite Antique: Aria by John Rutter

Suite Antique: Aria by John RutterBackground Born on 24 September 1945 in London, John Rutter was educated at Highgate School, where a fellow pupil was the future composer, John Tavener. At school, Rutter already loved to sing and compose. John Rutter’s music embraces...

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Apes Un Reve Op 7 by Gabriel Faure

Apres Un Reve (After a Dream) Op 7 by Gabriel FaureBackground This mélodie is the first in a set of three songs, opus 7, which also comprises Hymne and Barcarolle. All three were composed between 1870 and 1877, then collected and published in 1878 under the title...

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Presto Giocoso by Francis Poulenc

Presto Giocoso by Francis PoulencBackground One of the great melodists of the twentieth century, Poulenc, was largely self-taught as a composer. He was most noted for his melodies, grace, wit, irony and sentiment. In the early 1920s he belonged to the Paris-based...

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Evening Primrose by Takasuke Ono

Evening Primrose "Yoimachigusa" by Tadasuke OnoBackground Tadasuke Ono was a violinist born 1885 and died 1929. He was educated at the Tokyo Academy of Music. There is not much more to be told about him. There are a few vocal recordings of this song Yoimachigusa...

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Guides

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

Foundation Tools Harmonics

Foundation Tools: HarmonicsBy Eileen Gilligan These are the Harmonics tools for the foundation of flute playing. We will add to them over time but start with the following:  The links at the bottom of the page take you to additional pages focused on the Core Tools,...

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Foundation Tools Introduction

Foundation Tools: Core ToolsBy Eileen Gilligan These are the core tools for the foundation of flute playing. We will add to them over time but start with the following:  The links at the bottom of the page take you to additional pages focused on Harmonics,...

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Pieces Guide Tadasuke Ohno – Evening Primrose

Pieces Guide:Evening Primrose Yoimachigusa by Tadasuke OhnoThe Piece: Evening Primrose by Tadasuke Ohno Why Choose Evening Primrose? I have chosen this as an extension exercise to a few of the Foundation Tool exercises in the Flautist series.  I feel there needs to be...

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24 Little Melodic Studies No 11

24 Little Melodic Studies by Marcel Moyse Number 11 Summary Points We are in D flat Major with a full and happy tone. Quite full and strong. Time is 6/4 so the first and 4th beats are the most important musically. Tempo marking is Lento so slow and expressive. The...

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Pieces Guide Edward Elgar – Chanson de Matin

Pieces Guideschanson de matin by Edward Elgar 1857-1934 The Piece: chanson de matin op. 15 no. 2 by edward elgar 1857-1934Why Choose Chanson de Matin?I have chosen the Chanson de Matin because it is a string piece and a valuable learning resource for flute players....

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Pieces Guide J S Bach Sonata in C major BWV1033

Pieces Guide:Sonata in C major BWV 1033  by J.S. Bach 1685-1750J. S. Bach Sonata in C major BWV 1033 for flute and continuo Composed in 1736 in the Baroque Period.Andante PrestoAllegroAdagioMenuett I & IIWhy Choose Sonata in C Major BWV 1033 by J S BachI have...

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Pieces Guide Edward Elgar – Salut D’Amour

Pieces Guide:Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar 1857-1934Salut D’Amour Edward Elgar 1857-1934Why Choose Salut D'Amour?I have chosen it for The Flautist series because a player needs three instrumental hats to get the most from this piece. Firstly, you need to be a violin...

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Earth for Flute and Piano by Takatsugu Muramatsu

Earth for flute and piano by Takatsugu MuramatsuEarth for flute and piano by Takatsugu Muramatsu Why choose Earth? I chose Earth because it is essential to tell a story with one’s interpretation and playing. This piece lends itself beautifully to storytelling. This is...

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