Flute Orchestral Excerpts Volume 1 (arranged for Flute Quartet)
Arranged by Marko Zupan
- Editor's Choice
“Really good material for learning those big solos!”
taken from the Preface:
'Dear Flutists! We are all familiar with the fact that playing in a group with other musicians influences the way we interpret our own part. Since the orchestral flute "solos" are mostly just the leading melody in the given piece of music, it is necessary to study and above all, experience them within the whole musical context. Rhythm, harmony, intonation (in relation with harmony), colour, the breathing process etc, they all reveal themselves with the praxis. The "solo" suddenly becomes music! Naturally, the opportunity to practice with an actual orchestra is rare and that is where these arrangements for a flute quartet will come in handy. I find playing the parts of other instruments particularly interesting, since it develops the colour pallet and enhances the overall expressiveness of the player. I hope this approach to music will inspire and enrich your future playing in the orchestra!
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben from St Matthew's Passion by JS Bach
- Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton from The Magic Flute by WA Mozart
- Alles fuhlt der Liebe Freuden from The Magic Flute by WA Mozart
- Marsch from The Magic Flute by WA Mozart
- Sinfonie Nr. 3 'Eroica' (4th movement) by Beethoven
- Leonore Overture Nr. 3 Op 72b (Beethoven)
- Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' by Mendelssohn
- William Tell Overture by Rossini
- Entr'acte from 'Carmen' act III by Bizet