From August 10-13, Minneapolis will be overrun with some of the world’s best flutists as they come together for the 2017 National Flute Association Convention. Inside the convention, however, the cup will runneth over for Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer Music, and our affiliates as we bring home 30 Newly Published Music Awards. The awards recognize everything from solo method books to works for flute choir and we are proud to be represented in all categories.
6 WEEKS TO FINALS
The Complete System for Audition Success
Edited by Sharon SparrowWritten in easy-to-read short chapters, 6 WEEKS TO FINALS is a clearly organized system for flutists to prepare and train musically and mentally for auditions. Sharon Sparrow, a flutist in the Detroit Symphony who has taken countless auditions herself, understands the rigors of preparation and the state of mind necessary for success. This textbook guides flutists through the all-important process behind a successful audition.CHACONNE FROM “PARTITA NO. 2 IN D MINOR”
For Solo Flute
J.S. Bach (transcribed by Denis Bouriakov & William Bennet)Bouriakov appropriates the music of other instruments for the flute, thereby expanding the available repertoire. The Chaconne, originally for solo violin, is a favorite that he often performs and included on his first solo CD. Bouriakov performs his arrangement, made in conjunction with teacher and collaborator William Bennett, in a two-part YouTube presentation. For advanced flutists.CONCERTSTÜCK OP. 3
For Flute and Piano
Joachim Andersen (ed. Kyle Dzapo)The virtuoso Concertstück, Op. 3, is a masterfully written, large-scale work that Paul Taffanel selected as the required piece for the Paris Conservatory’s concours of 1895. In an age when many flutist-composers were writing only light-hearted theme-and-variation pieces and opera medleys, Andersen, in his Concertstück, demonstrates his ability to create a substantial sonata-form composition that is harmonically, contrapuntally, and formally refined.FLUTES OF NATURE
For Flute Choir
Jonathan CohenA set of three outdoor scenes, Flutes of Nature describes the joy of childhood play, the quiet of a falling snow, and the frenetic romp of little pine squirrels. Flutes of Nature was written for the Pacific Flute Ensemble, for premiere at the 2016 National Flute Association convention.ROMANIAN FOLK SONGS
For Flute And Piano
Béla Bartók (arr. Gergely Ittzes)Gergely Ittzes has skillfully arranged Bartok’s most popular set of folk songs for flute and piano. Going back to the solo piano version, the orchestral version, and recordings in which Bartok participated, Ittzes has created this fine set of five pieces. The harmonics and multiphonics throughout are optional, but it is hoped that advanced flutists will “accept the challenge.”
For Piccolo and Piano
Curated by Paula RobisonPaula Robison’s collection of Sparklers offers an elegant dessert tray of fin de siècle treats from the Golden Age of Piccolo showpieces and two transcriptions from Kreisler’s best-loved violin gems. Robison includes her own notes on the repertoire and performance suggestions for each of the pieces. Piccoloists may now enjoy one book that includes Eugène Damaré’s charming La Tourterelle, Fritz Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois and Schön Rosmarin, Ernesto Köhler’s Danse des Pierrots, and Terzen-Polka (for two piccolos) by Franz Behr.SPIRALS OF LIGHT
Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
Meira WarshauerA deeply spiritual meditation opens Spirals of Light, which quietly brings the listener along its slowly accelerating lines, before deconstructing into a sonic stillness in which every note, every breath holds meaning. A joyful dance of light brings the journey full circle. Warshauer’s music, together with a poem of the same title by Ani Tuzman, was commissioned for a program “on themes of enlightenment” at Columbia College, and both words and music appear on the 1997 CD Spirals of Light (Kol Meira 1001). For advanced performers.
Aninventionersary was composed for Mimi Stillman and Jeffrey Khaner, in honor of Julius Baker and in celebration of Stillman’s ensemble Dolce Suono’s 10th anniversary. For the Bach-themed concert, Maggio chose to incorporate motives inspired by Baker, Stillman, and Khaner, their names, the syllables therein. While this would be a trial for most composers, what Maggio has attained is “a series of warmhearted melodies that tag-teamed each other and then stylishly turned into something distinctly Maggio.” (David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer) For advanced performers.BALKAN FLUTE DUETS
Arranged by Hidan MamudovWestern Europe discovered the music of the Balkans in the 1990s, and it remains popular today. Universal Edition now publishes a range of books in their Balkan series for instrumental solos with piano and CD, along with a flexible ensemble arrangement, allowing a mix-and-match approach to instrumentation. Now Mamudov has arranged ten melodies from the region from Hungary to Turkey, Romania to Greece, in progressive difficulty for two flutes, from intermediate to advanced levels. Add new sounds and rhythms to your repertoire, as you explore this fascinating region.CURTAIN UP! QUARTETS
Easy to Intermediate Arrangements for Four Flutes
Arranged by Barbara Gisler-HaaseArranger Gisler-Haase finds that vocal music often lends itself well to the flute, since both are breath-dependent. For pedagogic use in flute ensemble classes, she turns to choral music of the Renaissance and Romantic periods, wherein all parts are of equal weight and all lines are melodic in nature. The present collection includes a range of repertoire, including works of Brahms, Schumann, Reger, and Kodaly. An included Alto Flute part can be substituted for Flute 4. An included play-along CD features all parts for home practice.SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS FOR FLUTE
40 Intermediate Etudes in Eight Keys
Larry ClarkWith Six Steps to Success Carl Fischer Music turns its pedagogical attention to the often overlooked, intermediate student. Each of the six books in this series presents forty instrument-specific etudes that address technique development in warm-ups, legato, articulation, rhythm, scales, and compound meter. For use with a private teacher, or in individual practice, these books offer the perfect transition material for students looking to progress beyond beginning instructional books and build skills to make more advanced repertoire attainable. Band directors may also find these books useful for honor band audition material.Commissioned by the Palisades Virtuosi, Gary Schocker’s Sonata No. 2 for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano is a formal work – perfect for recitals. The sonata fuses Schocker’s fondness for beauty and wit within the architecture of traditional sonata. The opening movement, Flip, sets the stage with its quick interplay between the performers. The middle movement, Old Flame, is a beautiful melancholic longing, while the finale, Fancypants, showcases dynamic, rhythmic ensemble playing. For advanced performers.Samuel Zyman’s Sonata No. 2 is a sequel to his celebrated first sonata in name only. Commissioned by Marisa Canales for premiere at the 2016 NFA Convention, Sonata No. 2 is a 19-minute powerhouse in two movements, both of which dramatically contrast slow misterioso sections with folkloristic fiery dances. For advanced performers.Gary Schocker’s Spelunking is an expedition for two flutes. The first movement is titled “Scaling,” and it suggests the upward and downward scaling of caves, along with a surprise or two. The second movement, “Fool’s Gold,” is developed from musical ideas in the first movement, and the “Bearing Treasure” of movement three is the reward.SUITE FLORENTINE
For Flute and Piano
Charles-Marie Widor (ed. Emmanuel Pahud)Originally for violin and piano, Widor’s Suite Florentine is here arranged for flute and piano by Rien de Reede, with edits and revisions by Emmanuel Pahud. While there is some indication that the original Hamelle edition was also available in a flute arrangement, none could be found. And the violin version was unsuitable for the flute in many ways, requiring some modification for this arrangement. This lushly beautiful suite in four movements is now available to the flutist’s repertoire.TANGO
For Flute and Piano
Carlos Gardel (arr. Diego Collatti)The foremost proponent of the tangos of Carlos Gardel, Collatti now presents five of the best in arrangements for flute and piano.The famous Por una cabeza is included, along with Volver, Melodia de arrabal, and more. For advanced performers.TANGO PASSION
Intermediate-level Tango Classics for Two Flutes
Arranged by Diego CollattiTango specialist Diego Collatti continues his mission to bring tango music to musicians everywhere. In this collection for two flutes, he presents seven different composers and a wide variety of tango styles. The familiar Villoldo El choclo joins Carlos Gardel’s Milonga del 900 and the Piazzolla Libertango in this assemblage of eight intermediate-level pieces.Composed in May 2015, Ti seguo… Mi segui was premiered at a 60th birthday celebration for Smith at Hartt School of Music, where he has been professor of composition since 1990. Playful arpeggiated passages have one flutist following the other, deconstructed step by step into long, quiet tones, and then the arpeggiated chase resumes to the end. For advanced flutists.
CURTAIN UP! VOL. 2
13 Well-Known Melodies in Easy Arrangements for Flute and Piano
Arranged by Fereshteh RahbariFollowing up on Volume One, Buhne Frei! Volume Two presents 13 more famous classics, ranging from Leopold Mozart to 20th century works of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and more. Solo and piano accompaniment are both arranged to be accessible, while remaining faithful to the original material. For intermediate flutists.Eternal Spring was composed for trumpeter Robert Sullivan as a eulogy for his wife, bassoonist Robin Sullivan. The work celebrates her life and music (including a quote from Mozart’s bassoon concerto) with poignant melodies and an uplifting spirit. Eternal Spring (A Hudson River Idyll), originally for trumpet and piano, was adapted for two flutes and piano at the request of Marya Martin and Katherine Fink. For advanced performers.To mark its 50th anniversary, the Flute Society of Washington commissioned Daniel Dorff to compose a celebratory work for large flute ensemble, to premiere en masse at its 2016 convention. Dorff responded with Fireworks, a 5-minute dazzler scored for 2 piccolos, 4 C flutes, 2 altos, 2 basses, and 1 contrabass. In describing performance of Fireworks, Dorff says: Real pyrotechnic fireworks typically shoot upward quickly and neatly, pop at the top, and then cascade downward slowly in a beautifully out-of-sync descent. Fireworks has many passages musically depicting this crisp upward whoosh exploding into downward sprinkles, often punctuated by a pop at the top.FLUTEBEATBOXING
Studies and Pieces
Tilmann DehnhardDehnhard’s The New Flute (UE035320) laid out the fundamentals of flutebeatboxing and created a demand for more attention on this new technique. The natural follow-up is Flutebeatboxing – Studies and Pieces. Easy exercises deal with the basic, individual beatboxing sounds in a progressive advancement to concert level. Four concert studies on familiar favorites are included: Summertime, Billie Jean, Black or White, and Badinerie by J. S. Bach, along with Denham’s “beatbox classics,” a collection of well-known melodies which are especially suitable for flute-beatboxing.GROOVE CONNECTION – FLUTE
Improvise Like Never Before. Workout!
Klaus DickbauerKlaus Dickbauer’s modern approach to elementary technique is a highly effective training tool for developing improvisation skills. In the first volume, Dickbauer covered major scales, triads, and interval exercises, combined with groovy beats, in a fresh and contemporary way. He now continues his well-thought-out approach to scales with a concentration on Dorian, Mixolydian, pentatonic, and blues scales, the perfect tools for building first improvisation skills. These methodically sound exercises train students in patterns and motifs to equip them with a sense of confidence and an appetite for learning the art of improvisation.Carl David Hall was piccoloist of the Atlanta Symphony for 32 years and a dear friend to all his colleagues. In 1999, the NFA commissioned Martin Amlin to compose a piccolo concerto for Carl to premiere at their annual convention. Now, Amlin remembers Carl Hall with this 4-minute poem, a microcosm for flute and strings (premiered at the NFA’s 2016 convention), published here in a setting for piccolo and piano. For advanced performers.I PAUSED IN THE WOOD
For Flute Choir
Jonathan CohenJonathan Cohen writes fun and fun-to-play flute choir music (Flutes and Vegetables, Tropical Flute Punch, Out of Their Rinds). In I Paused in the Wood, he takes a moment for a more reflective approach, a set of descriptive miniatures inspired by a walk in the woods. For advanced flute choirs.The beauty and elegance of Gary Schocker’s neo-baroque inspirations, and the charming French influence on his language come together in this ravishing suite. Schocker’s picturesque movements are presented as: 1. Chatty Birds (Bavards), 2. Depressed Birds (D’prim’s), and 3. Happy As Finches (Gais commes les pinsons), while the Old Birds (composers of the French and Italian Baroque) watch… and occasionally tweet. For advanced flutists.Faure’s most celebrated orchestral work, the Pavane is well-known for its haunting flute solo – as beautiful as it is challenging at times in the authentic key of F# Minor. Within one publication, Webster’s charming trio arrangement presents Pavane first in the original key, calling for Clarinet in A and retaining the original flute solo, followed by a transposed option up to G Minor, allowing for Clarinet in Bb and easier flute fingerings. For advanced performers.QUARTETTO III
For Flute, Violin, Guitar, and Cello
Francesco Giorgeri (edited by Matanya Ophee)Editor/Publisher Matanya Ophee came across the manuscript in a London shop almost 40 years ago. Unfamiliar with the composer, he was nevertheless impressed with the guitar part in particular, treated as a standard accompanying instrument, yet allowed to “shine forth in brilliant and quite virtuosic solo passages.” The work was put aside as Ophee successfully launched Editions Orphee and built its catalog into an important asset for today’s guitarists. He has now returned to this early project to bring it to print.SONATINE POUR FLUTE ET PIANO
Pascal ProustA flowing Sonatine from the prolific French composer Pascal Proust is not overly demanding of either performer. The melodic line is handled in the flute, with the piano occupying primarily an accompaniment role. Proust has written in all areas of music, from pedagogical to concert works, and while the Sonatine may stretch the skills of an intermediate player, it will ultimately be a solid performing experience. For intermediate to advanced performers.