Question From a Composer: Can This Be Played?

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keman
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Question From a Composer: Can This Be Played?

Post by keman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:22 am

Can this run played by a full-time professional orchestral player? Tempo is 105.
Looks rather impossible to me but I'm not sure, so I thought I'd ask.
It would be nice to have this run in this register (the piccolo is already busy), but if not, I'll transpose it one octave down.

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Re: Question From a Composer: Can This Be Played?

Post by pied_piper » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:59 pm

Challenging? Yes. Impossible? No. A pro should be able to play that.

Here's a similar excerpt from a sonata in the standard flute repertoire. I've heard highly advanced high school and college students play this in competitions (Note that the tempo marking is Presto in one):
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Re: Question From a Composer: Can This Be Played?

Post by fluteguy18 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:45 am

For a pro? Sure! No problem. Send it my way! For a high school student... don't count on it.

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Re: Question From a Composer: Can This Be Played?

Post by keman » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:23 pm

fluteguy18 wrote:For a pro? Sure! No problem.
Thank you, that's very nice to know! :D

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