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Marcel Moyse's Melody Book, Vol 1

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Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

For all of us who hold the books of Marcel Moyse close to our hearts, especially Tone Development, this is wonderful! Here are 30 of the melodies from the orginal but now with all the extra information you need to try to play them well. Each aria has the words printed beneath the flute line and is set into the context of the operatic story. Perhaps the most valuable part, however, is Moyse's own instruction manual on how to practise them.  For him this was just a starting point. 'Listen and compare. You can augment the value of this book by adding melodies that you love, that inspire you, and that seem likely to help you progress'. This book will help everyone on that journey, whether you are a Moyse fan or someone new to his teaching. Essential!

From the Publisher

The Melody Book provides a comprehensive background to each of the melodies included in Tone Development Through Interpretation by Marcel Moyse. It offers today's flutist the opportunity to use this valuable flute method as Moyse intended.

Simplified piano accompaniments supply the harmonic backdrop for each melody. Identification and clarification of each work and composer is furnished. Opera synopses, specific scene descriptions, and text with translations are included when applicable. This information equips the flutist with all the tools necessary to realize the potential of Moyse's Tone Development Through Interpretation.

Our Description

Also available: Marcel Moyse Melody Book Volume 2

NB: the video is an online class given by Sonja Giles in which she talks about the book and discusses methods of practice.

Difficulty guide: 7-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Flute Technique Books
Publisher: Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
Publisher's reference: C000031413030048
Our Stock Code: 1404227
Media Type: Paperback (88 pages [score])

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