Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

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Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by gurana » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:06 pm

... a challenge to you!

Back in high school, I had the honor of being in band with a buch of highly gifted musicians. Probably the most gifted kid of the time I was there was a guy that was one year ahead of me in terms of grade, but the talent/capability gap would probably be best measured in lightyears. I mention this because, what I'm looking for is something that he had brought into school with him one day. Here's the things I think I know about it:

I believe it was a collection of etudes... or that's how he treated it in any event.

This particular piece wasn't particularly hard... the kind of stuff you might see as an all-state audition piece.

I don't recall seeing the rest of the book, but it was probably a little more advanced than what your typically average high shcool senior might have in their repertoire... He had the book and had been playing from it for years was my feeling.

The melody of this piece came in the form of interval jumps amongst a steady stream of lower-middle register notes, so that the higher notes pretty much stood on their own, much in the same way that the major chord changes of a song stand on their own. (There's a name for this style/technique, I'm pretty sure... just can't think of it now.) (sample of the kind of thing I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGacsgKxOPY)

... so, how, you may ask, are you expected to know what I'm talking about and/or help me find it? Well, it's unlikely that you would be able to just tell me as it could be any number of books... In fact, it would be impossible. What I'm looking for now are the names of some etude collections that might be likely candidates for this type of thing. Also, a resource where I could hear and/or view a few lines of each piece contained therein. YouTube is somewhat helpful in this area, but it helps to already know what I'm looking for.

Here's my short list of likely candidates... though, statistically speaking, it's unlikely that any of these are correct.
Karg-Elert 30 caprices (this I went out and bought, and the fact that I know it's not in there is what prompted this mad search)
Berbiguier's 18 studies
Andersen's 24 studes op. 33
Cavally's Melodious & Progressive Studies (I have books 1 and 2... perhaps it's in 3?)
Andersen's 24 studies for flute op. 15
Moyse quarante-Huit etudes de virtuosite...

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Re: Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by gurana » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:17 pm

NEVERMIND!!!!!

after I posted this... maybe 2 mins ago... I returned to my seemingly hopeless youtube search.

I found it.

Andersen's Op. 15, No. 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Pf-tmIGBw

Now just to find a place to order it at a good price :D

It's highly likely that anybody had a chance to read this, let along suggest places besides youtube for me to use as a reference for trying to find the right book, I thank you for your time. So as not to have been a total waste, if you have suggestions that might have worked (besides youtube) I'd still like to hear them. OR if you have suggestions for other etudes/lesson books at around this level, that would also be good.

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Re: Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by pied_piper » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:52 pm

Would you consider free a good price? Most of Anderson's works are available as public domain downloads from The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Petrucci Library.

Op 15 can be found here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/24_Etudes_for_Flu ... Joachim%29

A complete list of his public domain works is here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Andersen,_Joachim
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Re: Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by cflutist » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:10 pm

pp,

It never occured to me to look there. Oh well, I have two different editions of Op. 15.
Thought I'd go cheap with Carl Fischer, didn' like the printing, then bought the International Edition.

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Re: Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by pied_piper » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:37 pm

I bought some of the étude books a couple of years ago. A few weeks later, a violist friend from our local symphony told me about the Petrucci library and I found the Anderson collection there. Oh well...
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Re: Help me find a particular piece with very little info...

Post by gurana » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:26 pm

pied_piper wrote:Would you consider free a good price? Most of Anderson's works are available as public domain downloads from The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Petrucci Library.

Op 15 can be found here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/24_Etudes_for_Flu ... Joachim%29

A complete list of his public domain works is here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Andersen,_Joachim

Funny you should mention that... in doing my search, I came up with a site that offered it for free. Not sure if it's the same site you linked there, but I went home with it that evening, played it the next day.

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