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Post by FltnPicc_David »

I LOVE THE SCHUBERT. Haha. Btw, how is the Hindemith Acht Stucke? I've never heard it.

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Post by tarzaflute »

Hi. Well the Hindemith Acht Stucke are 8 little pieces (half a page - a page and a half). They're all unaccompanied and they're quite quirky and really fun to play. Some of them are only around 30 seconds long and some of them are quite tricky. Well worth having a look at I think :)

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Post by FLflutist »

I'm going to be working on... soon... is:

Sonta in E minor, Andante by Bach

Carmen Fantasie by Bizet

and a piccolo solo as soon as I find one :/

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Post by kflutist »


(on my own)
Mozart, Andante from Piano Sonata No.1
Bizet, Minuet from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Levy, Grand Russian Fantasia (If anyone knows anything about this piece I'd appreciate some information or commentary)

(Legion Band)
picking out music for contest. Last year we did the Finale from the New World Symphony, the Sinfonians, and We Are Together (the directer composed)

This year its looking like a finale from Schosticovich or Tichofsky (please pardon my spelling) when the music is picked I'll update

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Post by deina-kun »

I'm working on these for my college symphony orchestra audition in the Fall (they're almost finished):

Faure Fantaisie
Mozart Flute Concerto No.1 in G Allegro maestoso

Playing these for fun but will eventually clean them:

Bizet Minuet de L'arlesienne
Bach Polonaise and Badinerie in d minor
Faure Sicilienne
Mozart Flute Concerto No.2 in D Allegro aperto

I'm looking at these pieces to study over the summer, but I haven't decided which ones yet:

Chopin Minute Waltz Op.64, No.1
Orchestral study on Afternoon of a Faune by Debussy
Three Nocturnes by Debussy
Gaubert Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Mozart Concerto in C (though I should take a break from Mozart, hehe)
Rimsky-Korsakoff Scheherazade
Saint-Saens Romance Op.37

They're from The Modern Flutist and 24 Flute Concert Studies published by SMC, so if you have any suggestions to pieces you like in those books I'd be glad to hear from you! :]

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Post by Phineas »

I do not get many classical gigs, so I mostly work out on patterns. I do these on Flute and Pic

David Chesky's Modern Jazz/Rock Progressions Book I and II(Hard)
Jazz Improvisation by Sam Most (Great book and play along!)(Medium)
14 Jazz & Funk Etudes By Bob Mintzer (Hard)
VOL. 26 - CHARLIE PARKER Play Along released by Hal Leonard(Medium)

These will keep me busy for a while for sure. I can play through the books, but memorizing and execution are the hard parts! Another part of the difficulty is the high tempo at which some of these patterns are executed. There is one tune in the Bob Mintzer book called "Fast!" It is absolutely amazing how fast he plays through it on the CD!

Oh well, I am working on it...lol


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Post by arion »


I began Faure Fantasie about a week ago...am I sensing a pattern here?
I just finished Syrinx, as well as Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, which I'm polishing a bit.
And I just received word that Bloch's Suite Modale is the district piece for this year, so I've pulled that out again and will be polishing it up as well.

Oh, what fun. :D

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Post by Justine »

Debussy Afternoon of a Faun
Faure Fantasie
Gaubert Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Périlhou Ballade

I actually picked up Faun today (when I initially went to pick up Mozart's Concerto No. 1 in G), as I just found it through their library, and it was only $8. Problem was with the concerto, my mom had them order it for me, and I didn't tell her it was No. 1, not No. 2, so they got me No. 2. The staff was very friendly about it, though, and happily agreed to order No. 1 for me.
“One good thing about music, when it hits - you feel no pain.”
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Post by fluteguy18 »

WOW! I forgot all about this. :)

I guess that my repetoire has changed quite a bit since then...

I'm now finishing with my recital repetoire [ some CPE Bach, Hue, and Liebermann]. Next week I start work on Orchestral Excerpts [took a break for my recital coming up], and I start work on Chant de Linos by Andre Jolivet.

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Post by Ilovetheflute »

Wow! Everyone is playing such great pieces! Right now I am playing the Muczynski, Ibert Piece, and some orchestral excerpts (Carnival des Animaux). Does anyone in this forum know about the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am going there next year to study with Christina Jennings.

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pieces I'm working on

Post by pwyll »

I'm learning:

Syrinx- Debussy
Andante in C- Mozart
Air- Takemitsu

Also learning for flute and guitar:
Arpeggione :lol:

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Post by Dannan »

fluteguy18 wrote:I just finished Debussy's Syrinx
I'm a novice flutist just learning the basics, but I had "Syrinx" on the brain when I read your post just now. My flute teacher gave me some homework to do this week, which was to listen to at least three different interpretations of "Syrinx" so I could hear the different ways in which the flutists played the piece. I did a search for "Syrinx" on YouTube and quite a few videos popped up. I've really been enjoying listening to the performances and have fallen in love with this piece! It will give me a goal to work toward in my studies.
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Post by ShortButSweet »

I played Faure's Fantasie for a few competitions a few months ago. I really liked it, but I got sick of playing it after a while. My main problem with it is that i didn't practice the runs thoroughly enough. so they were kinda sloppy. right now i'm working on Ganne's Andante et Scherzo. there's a youtube video of me playing just the andante, my name's elyse davis. i'm going to do it for a competition in november and probably a different one in february. and just for fun, i'm learning the Allegretto by Godard. from the suite that has three movements, the allegretto, the idyll, and the valse. i can't remember the name of the suite. but i really like it.

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Post by Flutesrockok »

Meditation - Charles Gounod
Minuet from L'Arlesienne - Georges Bizet

I like playing them both.
When in doubt - trill! - Anon

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Post by ShortButSweet »

I just started learning the third movement of the Sonata in C by Otar Taktakishvilli. It's really the only russian piece i've heard that i've liked. i might do it for a few competitions in the fall instead of the Andante et Scherzo by Ganne.

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