Earth for Flute and Piano

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Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by JerseyFlute » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:29 pm

So, I found this beautiful piece of music not so long ago while on youtube listening to other pieces. I went on a journey to find the sheet music and came up short. I looked everywhere possible for it... eBay, google, etc. The only thing I found was on Amazon Japan and it was a whole collection of songs. Does anyone know where I could possibly find it?

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by Linda L » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:51 pm

Buying the book from Amazon Japan is the only way to get this piece of music. It was out of print prior to being included in the book. I bought the book from Amazon Japan earlier this year, just to get Earth. The book is around $40 US, and the shipping is about another $40. It was expensive but worth it, and the book does have a lot of other music in it.

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:11 pm

Linda L wrote:Buying the book from Amazon Japan is the only way to get this piece of music. It was out of print prior to being included in the book. I bought the book from Amazon Japan earlier this year, just to get Earth. The book is around $40 US, and the shipping is about another $40. It was expensive but worth it, and the book does have a lot of other music in it.

Linda
Congratulations for getting the score.
It is close to impossible to navigate the japanese site, I should be so grateful if you would provide the link here for those of us who are absolutely (quite desperate) to get our hands onto the piece. :D
TQ. For me with shipping would come up to $40 + $40 = $80 as well. Bit rich for just one piece of music. :( I wonder why the shipping has to be so expensive.
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:55 am

I'm wanting that piece too... I tried to find the link once, but think I need to find a Japanese friend to navigate it for me. Google translate just didn't cut it...

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by dannynowak38 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:26 am

http://global.rakuten.com/us/store/chuy ... tem/59143/

Try this site. It may be a bit more friendly. It seems to be the japanese equivalent of ebay. I will probably buy it when I have the money.

Has anyone found a really good recording of this? The ones on youtube are pretty bad quality.

If anyone has this piece digitally please please could you send it to me?

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:44 am

dannynowak38 wrote:http://global.rakuten.com/us/store/chuy ... tem/59143/

Try this site. It may be a bit more friendly. It seems to be the japanese equivalent of ebay. I will probably buy it when I have the money.

Has anyone found a really good recording of this? The ones on youtube are pretty bad quality.

If anyone has this piece digitally please please could you send it to me?
Thanks for the link. Have had it partly transcribed at snail like speed. Project temporarily abandoned, will post when I finish but there may be errors (timing etc as I'm a hopeless rubato)
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:46 am

Linda L wrote:Try the link in this post:

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopi ... =12&t=7162

Linda
Thanks Linda!
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:47 am

Linda L wrote:Try the link in this post:

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopi ... =12&t=7162

Linda
Is the book worth the $80?
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by Linda L » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:14 am

To me, it was.

Here is a listing of songs in the book:
Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure
Cavatina (Main Theme from "The Deer Hunter" by Stanley Myeres
Meditation de "Thais" by Jules Massenet
Planys by Federico Mompou
Romanze in A Major by Robert Schumann
Romance by Francois Bazin
Beau Soir by Claude Debussy
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Gentle Dreams by Dave Heath
Shiraz by Dave Heath
Top of the World by Richard Carpenter/John Bettis
Yesterday Once More by John Bettis/Richard Carpenter
I Need to Be in Love by Albert Hammond/John Bettis/Richard Carpenter
2 songs with Japenese titles by Yumi Arai
1 song with Japanese title by Yumi Matsutoya
Les Chemins de L'amour by Francis Poulenc
Invierno Porteno by Astor Piazzolla
Earth by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Gabriel's Oboe by Ennio Morricone
Syrinx by Claude Debussy

So you do get a lot of music for the price. Hope this helps.

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:31 am

lol I was after the Syrinx piece also, so looking forward to getting this...

Many thanks for the link :D

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:36 pm

dannynowak38 wrote:http://global.rakuten.com/us/store/chuy ... tem/59143/

Try this site. It may be a bit more friendly. It seems to be the japanese equivalent of ebay. I will probably buy it when I have the money.

Has anyone found a really good recording of this? The ones on youtube are pretty bad quality.

If anyone has this piece digitally please please could you send it to me?
Thanks for this link... I ordered and received it within a week, and in New Zealand even! Am looking forward to playing it... with a little practice :lol:

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:14 am

evrmre wrote:lol I was after the Syrinx piece also, so looking forward to getting this...

Many thanks for the link :D
The Syrinx was one of my early favourites!!! But I'm "stuck" at the triple tonguing section (if that's what you call it)
How is your Earth going evrmre? No wonder you wanted an EX to play it. Mura squared. :wink:
Just curious, how many pages does the flute section come in - is there a foldout for just flute score?

reeeeeeeely curious. :mrgreen:
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:59 pm

It's coming along. Has forced me to upskill some (reason I decided to play it), and I still want the EX :roll: . Steadily working through it as my abilities allow, though it may take a little to get the expressiveness of the piece down.

The music comes as a book (complete score), and a booklet inside with the flute parts written separately (makes sense, as it's all piano/flute duets). No recordings, sadly, as I learn best by ear rather than by reading the music, but have found a couple of low quality recordings that at least show how it both is and isn't meant to be played.

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:12 am

evrmre wrote:It's coming along. Has forced me to upskill some (reason I decided to play it), and I still want the EX :roll: . Steadily working through it as my abilities allow, though it may take a little to get the expressiveness of the piece down.

The music comes as a book (complete score), and a booklet inside with the flute parts written separately (makes sense, as it's all piano/flute duets). No recordings, sadly, as I learn best by ear rather than by reading the music, but have found a couple of low quality recordings that at least show how it both is and isn't meant to be played.
Great! I get my inspiration watching it on YouTube. Just search for Earth & Muramatsu (my favourite version)! The flutist uses a sublime Nagahara.
Bit rich to get the entire bk for just one song. I shall practice transcribing, pick up where I left off a year ago.
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