Written in easy-to-read short chapters, 6 WEEKS TO FINALS is a clearly organized system for flutists to prepare and train musically and mentally for auditions. Sharon Sparrow, a flutist in the Detroit Symphony, has taken countless auditions herself, understands the rigors of preparation and the state of mind necessary for success. This textbook guides flutists through the all-important process behind a successful audition.
This suite in seven parts is composed for a 'classic' flute and a 'jazz' piano. It was the first jazz recording of world-renowned flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and Claude Bolling. It is possible to play the whole piece with only flute and piano, but bass and drum parts are included for the complete Suite.
This suite was recorded by Bolling, along with Jean-Pierre Rampal, the world renowned flutist. Best suited for advanced musicians, this includes parts for piano, bass, drums and flute and appeals to both classical and jazz players.
The 7 short movements depict the composer's experiences during a visit to New York City. The movements are Another Sunrise, Off to a Busy Day, The Lost Key Episode, The Waitin' in Line Blues, Romantic Interlude, Sudden Storm, and Out on the Town. Solo flute. Grade 4. Duration 10'.
ALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for flute & electronic recording by Howard Buss is a fantasy that appeals to a wide range of audiences. Buss envisioned a flutist playing during an air show by an alien craft. At first the flute is unaccompanied, but then is joined by the recording that includes traditional instruments, an "alien" voice, the spacecraft, and electronic effects. CD included. Grade 5. Duration 6'47"
Composed for Italian flutist Elena Cecconi. Its picturesque Italian subtitle, Riflessi sul lago alpino, translates as “Alpine Lake Reflections” and it celebrates the awakening of Spring in the region south of the Italy's Dolomite Mountains. As one listens to this music it is easy to imagine the glistening reflections of the dramatic Dolomite peaks and vibrant green spring foliage in the lake. For flute and harp. Grade 5-6. Duration 11'30".
For 3 flutes. (An alto flute part is included as an alternative to the third flute) This work showcases both the agility and the beautiful, sonorous tone of the instruments. The two movements are At the Glow of Dawn (3’5”) and Ocean Blue (3’50”). Aquarius explores a variety of sonic atmospheres and moods. The sophisticated musical language coupled with soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms makes this trio an accessible concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Grade 5. Duration 7'.
For 4 flutes. This sensitive rendition of one of Mozart’s most sublime works makes an outstanding feature number for a recital as well as a wonderful musical offering in church. Grade 2-3. Duration 3'30".
For 4 flutes, CANZONA by Florentio Maschera (1540-1584) transcribed by Howard J. Buss. This late Renaissance work is written in a stirring imitative style and makes a memorable feature number for a recital as well as a wonderful musical offering in church. Grade 3. Duration 2'30".