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The Flute Expedition, Vol 1

42 imaginative studies exploring the extended techniques and unusual sounds of the flute

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  • New
  • Uses extended techniques
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick


Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is book for those players really serious about using contemporary techniques. The twenty one fascinating studies are accompanied by an Explanatory Texts booklet which is an essential and comprehensive performance guide. It outlines the purpose of each one and has very detailed instructions on how to achieve this successfully. The exploration of different sounds is given the highest priority which results in a book of great variety in techniques. Exciting!

From the Publisher

Professor Gergely Ittzés invites you to an expedition exploring the instrument flute, with a focus on sounds and playing techniques beyond classical flute playing. This journey requires curiosity, playfulness, imagination, perseverance, and patience. As a reward for your efforts, you can be certain that the journey will be worthwhile, regardless of how far you wish to go. You will make new discoveries and experience previously unknown sensations and sounds.

Throughout this process, you will acquire knowledge that will benefit you directly or indirectly, even if you are performing traditional tasks. The edition is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the flute, whether for instrumental practice, composition, or the intensive study of this versatile instrument and its sound worlds.

Gergely Ittzés presents 42 imaginative miniature studies that lead the reader into new worlds of sound. His precise instructions and fascinating interpretation of the pieces make Ittzés' Flute Expedition an indispensable travel companion. Ittzés is deeply influenced by Hungarian music and continues the tradition of Mikrokosmos (Bartók), Fingerlarks (Veress) and Játékok (Kurtág).

Ittzés is a reliable and trustworthy artist when it comes to playing and performing the most demanding flute repertoire of our time. He provides guidance and inspiration for every nuanced gesture, explicit fingering, and technical, acrobatic, and polyphonic requirement. His latest work offers a guide to modern flute playing. 

Additional material, including explanatory texts in English, German, and Hungarian, as well as notes on fingering notation and symbol legends, is available for download at Schott. To implement the techniques used in this Flute Expedition effectively, accompanying video material is also available through the edition. There is also an opportunity to directly contact the author and discuss ideas and experiences of using Flute Expeditions with other musicians in an online group.

Honorable Mention: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2024

Difficulty guide: 9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Flute Study Books
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 23693
Our Stock Code: 1684926
Media Type: Paperback

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