Thank you - this book is sensational and a wonderful gift to the flute world!
These don’t sound like “student pieces.” I wouldn’t hesitate to put many of these in a performance of my own.
INSPIRING FLUTE SOLOS
This captivating collection of 30 works for unaccompanied flute, offers refreshing and exhilarating repertoire for intermediate level flute players.
Be inspired as you discover scenes of natural beauty – starry skies, a dragonfly, bird songs; enjoy lively dances with elves and ghosts; and immerse yourself in music of tender reflection.
The collection features contemporary composers from around the world, with exclusively commissioned works, together with inspiring new arrangements of music by 19th and 20th century masters.
Biographies of composers and performance suggestions are included.
Inspiring music for flute players, and suitable for concert, exam, or eisteddfod performances.
Composers: Wendy Beardall-Norton, Johannes Brahms, Cécile Chaminade, Ansje De Groef, Ignacy Dobrzyński, Hans Engelmann, Emma Greenhill, Greg Harradine, Jolin Jiang, Elena Kats-Chernin, Fanny Mendelssohn, Merryl Neille, Suzanne Palmer-Holton, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jon Raybould, Gary Schocker, Ángel Villoldo.
Contents: 30 pieces
Standard: Intermediate level (some Advanced)
Key signatures: up to two sharps and three flats
Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 12/8, 6/8, 5/8, 3/8 and mixed metre
Pitch range: Middle C to Bb6 (top Bb)
Techniques: Flutter tonguing, stamping, clapping (3 works)
"I want to share with you about a couple of new publications for flute that I’ve bought and fallen in love with.
One is a collection of 20 pieces for flute and piano (Lyrical Flute Legends), the other is a collection of 30 pieces for flute alone (Inspiring Flute Solos).
What is so tremendous is that the majority of the pieces in each collection are totally new! The editor, Karen North, has commissioned dozens of accomplished composers from around the world to compose pieces for these collections. There’s a bio of each composer in the books, and I see Merryl Neille, Elena Kats-Chernin, Gary Schocker AND our very own Jon Raybould on the list! Congrats, Jon!!
I got actual goose bumps playing through some of the pieces, they are so beautiful! Playing through the flute and piano collection reminded me of the Carol Wincenc Valentines collection. The pieces are of many diverse styles and are rich in complexity, color, and musicality.
Although both these books are designed for the an intermediate level flute player, don’t let that fool you. These don’t sound like “student pieces.” I wouldn’t hesitate to put many of these in a performance of my own, and I plan to introduce them to my adult students as well the kids."
ROBIN HORNE (Flute List)