Earth for Flute and Piano

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

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:51 am

flutego12 wrote:
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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Was a bit rich... but I wanted Syrinx as well, and some of the other pieces have been fun also.

Muramatsu really does play it best, doesn't he? Maybe one day... (One can dream :roll: )

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:00 am

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evrmre wrote:
flutego12 wrote:
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.
:wink:
Was a bit rich... but I wanted Syrinx as well, and some of the other pieces have been fun also.

Muramatsu really does play it best, doesn't he? Maybe one day... (One can dream :roll: )
Yip! :D I'm sure you can too...Good on you to support the composer Muramatsu, I will eventually buy the score when I find it by itself. Believe that good composers must be supported. I've just resolved to learn it again. Thk gdness it isnt too long.
I've just discovered another one that totally missed my radar, Gary Shocker's"Regrets and Resolution" The first (>) half is quite easy. Do not have the long tones of Earth but beautifully lyrical and our smae friend playing it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QQGNrEYBuo
The good news is that this piece is available for much less and is harder to transcribe. 8)


What other songs are good in the Rakuten book? It's still sitting in my shopping cart awaiting payment whilst I stew over whether to get or not. I already have double original copies of syrinx - which I had purchased much earlier.(one damaged during delivery the other a conciliatory replacement)
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:34 am

Linda L wrote: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.

Linda
My teacher has me playing around with "Sicilienne" currently. Nice, but not quite in the same league. "Gabriel's Oboe" looks like being a good one, though I haven't started on it yet. Looking forward to that, however. (easy, perhaps, but room for lots of expression). And there is one of the ones with a japanese title that I have heard and want to learn also... And thanks for the heads up on the Gary Schocker piece... I had a listen and bought the music by the time the piece had finished. Very nice indeed. :)

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:13 am

evrmre wrote:
Linda L wrote: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.

Linda
My teacher has me playing around with "Sicilienne" currently. Nice, but not quite in the same league. "Gabriel's Oboe" looks like being a good one, though I haven't started on it yet. Looking forward to that, however. (easy, perhaps, but room for lots of expression). And there is one of the ones with a japanese title that I have heard and want to learn also... And thanks for the heads up on the Gary Schocker piece... I had a listen and bought the music by the time the piece had finished. Very nice indeed. :)
woot! you're fast! have a listen to Kaori Fujii too, she's up there with Muramatsu in delivery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XWQJNHf ... 2g&index=5 Don't you just love the tone colours.. I can only find on sheetmusicplus with 1-3wks waiting time. Is there an electronic version? :o
PS... you will be thrilled to bits with this... masahide kurita IS Melbourne based - he should really be invited to this year's Flute Festival if not I'm going to ask Lyndie why not?!!
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by Linda L » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:02 pm

Thanks for the heads up on Regrets and Resolutions. Ordered it as well as Winter Jasmine (also by Gary Shocker) yesterday, and got the music today (the advantage to living in the same state as Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company). Can't wait to start working on it.

It's been almost a year since I got Earth, and I still am glad I spent the money for the book to get that music. If you could find multiple people who wanted to order Earth, you could drastically cut the per book shipping charge down to a more reasonable level by placing one group order. I also don't know if shipping to Oz from Japan might be cheaper.

Linda

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:00 am

Linda L wrote:Thanks for the heads up on Regrets and Resolutions. Ordered it as well as Winter Jasmine (also by Gary Shocker) yesterday, and got the music today (the advantage to living in the same state as Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company). Can't wait to start working on it.

It's been almost a year since I got Earth, and I still am glad I spent the money for the book to get that music. If you could find multiple people who wanted to order Earth, you could drastically cut the per book shipping charge down to a more reasonable level by placing one group order. I also don't know if shipping to Oz from Japan might be cheaper.

Linda
That's great Linda! Evrmre was very prompt in ordering both, I am going to wing Earth but placed an order for R&R through my usual http://www.sheetmusicplus.com AFTER WHICH I discovered Gary Schocker actually has the entire orchestral version of the score viewable from his website!!!! Helps assuage the waiting time! Am tooting away. Thank God for Masahide's rendition on YouTube, he brings it to a whole nuther level! I should really convert the flab into the six packs all of which I'm sure Kurita used to produce those amAzing colors and tones. Still can't get enough of it.
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano ...and Regrets and Resolution

Post by flutego12 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:01 am

Good news peeps!

Masahide Kurita will be recording his new CD in Melbourne this winter and it includes our favourite TWO SONGS!!!! Yay! Guess which ones ...



and for the intrepid or those who love very difficult, complex virtuoistic contemporary pieces, take a bite at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-ZSIYP-4U&sns=em :wink: (I on the other hand shall be content nibbling at above two)
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by PiccoloBoy14 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:05 am

Since this collection is published by yamaha music media, has anyone considered contacting yamaha directly? I'm going to go ahead and do it and tell you my results.

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:47 pm

Good luck ;) . I got the collection via Rakutan, and the shipping was a little steep, but it's been priceless since.

Any word on that CD recording yet flutego12? It's definitely winter... :roll: Heard any release dates?

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by flutego12 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:07 am

evrmre wrote:Good luck ;) . I got the collection via Rakutan, and the shipping was a little steep, but it's been priceless since.

Any word on that CD recording yet flutego12? It's definitely winter... :roll: Heard any release dates?
Hi evrmre! No word yet...but to be fair, I haven't been paying attention lately. He's on facebook and and is an extremely helpful communicative guy. Go look him up. He's got this Trio going that does local and international circuit called Ensemble 3. The lady who plays the piano is on board with a cellist/or bass called Jamie. Check it out.

=)
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PS His facebook is https://www.facebook.com/kuri3207
Update: Delayed release till next year as busy with E3 this year.
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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by Vincentcnbres » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:49 pm

Is the book worth the $80?

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Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Post by evrmre » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:38 am

I'm biased, so I'd say yes, but it really depends on how many of the pieces you already have music for, and what sort of stuff you're wanting. So far, I've picked up four of the pieces that I didn't know previously, and am still looking at a few more.

Earth was just the one I liked the most :)

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