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Seasons of the Flute: 12 Compositions for Flute and Piano

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“A beautiful book.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Writing pieces about the months of the year is not a new concept and this charming book adds another layer to the well-worn path. Pitched a slightly more advanced level than often, the pieces stretch flute technique without being over-long or complicated. For example, the tranquil waltz of January has simple rhythms but in three flats and October, the longest in the collection, has a lyrical melody in E major before upping the tempo to a fast swing in F major. All the pieces are tuneful and universally appealing with interesting piano accompaniments that support the flute line really well. Performance and accompaniment only tracks are easily available via the website, there is a short verse for each piece and it's all sumptuously illustrated in full colour. This is an expensive purchase but one that's well worth the investment. It's a beautiful book.

From the Publisher

The flute-and-piano compositions are titled after the months of the year and can be enjoyed as musical representations of natural phenomena, the typical weather and general atmosphere of each of the seasons, while also exhibiting a more personal note and the subjective experience of various yearly occasions and events.

The performance level of the compositions is most suited for higher classes (3rd to 8th) of primary music school. The virtuosic piano accompaniment complements the sound to create a complete, integrated work of art to be performed time and time again with accompaniment or in another small setting.

The compositions can be found in a printed publication. The main booklet contains the score for the flute, while the second booklet contains scores for both piano and flute, meant to be used by the accompanist. The content of the main booklet is thematically complemented by short introductory poems by Ambrož Kvartič, acclaimed author of children's poetry and literary artist, as well as themed artwork by Jelka Kvartič. The poems and the artwork echo the main musical themes and can be also used as short introductions and/or visual representations of the compositions at performances.

To aid with learning, the collection also features audio tracks for easier score reading and getting acquainted with the compositions. Alongside recordings of piano and flute, the collection also features tracks of just the piano accompaniment for rehearsal without an accompanist.

Difficulty guide: 3-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Movements

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: KUD Kefeide
Our Stock Code: 1684537
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score])

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