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Flute Update - New Music for Young Flutists
Includes CD

Edited by Walter Wretschitsch
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“Slightly Crazy!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
This is a slightly crazy collection of pieces. According to the blurb, this book 'demonstrates just how varied and richly colourful new music can be' and all manner of contemporary techniques are used to prove it. Composers include Wil Offermans, whose 'Working Song One for Two Flutes' makes effective use of tongue stops, wind tones and continuous key clicks. Working Song Two is for flute and woodsaw (see what I mean?) which makes extensive use of harmonics. Other highlights include Duo for Flute and Metronome by Helmut Hodl and Etude by Gabriel Ahumada which has hardly any played notes in at all. The CD is a straight performance and there are a couple of pieces with piano accompaniment. There are some conventional works here too, so this is a book for the adventurous and the possibly slightly mad flute player!
Difficulty guide: 7-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Slapstick Blues (Aigner)
  2. Zeitauflauf (Augustin)
  3. From the Other Stars (Najfar)
  4. The Fire of Mars (Najfar)
  5. Valse Harmonique (Najfar)
  6. Working Song One (Offermans)
  7. Working Song Two (Offermans)
  8. Duo fur Flote und Metronom (Hodl)
  9. Etude (Ahumada)
  10. Wege zum Punkt (Puschnig/ Urbanek)
  11. Invisible Painting (Puschnig/ Urbanek)
  12. Three Dances Op102 (Wagendristel)
  13. Funky Flute (Fuss)

Item Details

Category: Playalong Classical Flute Collections
Publisher: Doblinger
Publisher's reference: 35 029
Our Stock Code: 1199239
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment CD