Bird Music for Piccolo

Specifics of Performing Flute Repertoire, such as Articulation, Phrasing, Tone, Tempo, etc.

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Bird Music for Piccolo

Post by vampav8trix » Mon May 14, 2012 6:33 am

Hello everybody,

I am looking for music with a birds theme for my Capstone recital to finish college.

I have my flute music mostly picked out.

I got a new piccolo and I would like to play a piccolo piece or two.

Thanks for your suggestions and help

Lana

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Re: Bird Music for Piccolo

Post by pied_piper » Mon May 14, 2012 9:16 am

You might find one of these of interest...

TWEET! for solo piccolo by Daniel Dorff

A few months back this piece was mentioned on the Krantz Flute List:
"At 4 1/2 minutes, TWEET! begins with a full quarter note melody with flourishing grace notes that contrasts with an ascending sixteenth note sotto voice secondary theme. Then the middle section contrasts a "secretly tiptoeing" staccato melody with interjecting forte descending runs. It also contains a jazzy interlude. This is the perfect bird-inspired solo for the times you need a short, contrasting piccolo selection for a flute recital."

Program notes from the composer:
http://www.danieldorff.com/pn-tweet.htm

And a YouTube performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc8WZbAWE1w



Outside my Window, Bird: For Piccolo and Piano by Gary Schocker

Genre: Jazz & Blues

"The prolific Gary Schocker delights once again with this new work for piccolo and piano. "Outside My Window, BIRD" is a charming musical sketch inspired by the composer's cat's obsession with pigeons outside his apartment window"
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Re: Bird Music for Piccolo

Post by vampav8trix » Mon May 14, 2012 9:38 am

Wow. I like "Tweet".

I wonder what the Gary Shocker piece is like? I am already planning on playing "Flitter and Flit". Maybe I should look for something by another composer.

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