- Staff Pick
“You can't go wrong!”
This is a great piece and a good way of motivating students to practice articulation. Marked as a slow march and venturing to no more than 2 sharps, Flibbertigibbets is as easy on the fingers as it is on the ear. It is very jolly and can also work at a faster speed to develop tonguing almost subversively! It would make a really good recital piece for young players and at this price you just can't go wrong!
The only work still known today by Noack, 'Heinzelmännchens Wachtparade' [Parade of the Brownies] Op. 5 was called a 'character piece' by the composer himself, and this 'marche en miniature' conveys wit and good humour from the beginning; you can immediately imagine a picture of the brownies tripping along! The second part of the trio offers an ironical and very effectie ending with its enticing harmonies and surprising effects.