Inspiring Flute Solos
This captivating collection of 30 works for unaccompanied flute, offers refreshing and exhilarating repertoire for intermediate level flute players.
Be inspired as you discover scenes of natural beauty – starry skies, a dragonfly, bird songs; enjoy lively dances with elves and ghosts; and immerse yourself in music of tender reflection.
The collection features contemporary composers from around the world, with exclusively commissioned works, together with inspiring new arrangements of music by 19th and 20th century masters.
Biographies of all the composers are at the end of the music, as well as notes and performance suggestions for each work.
Free flute recordings for every piece can be found on YouTube at “theyoungfluteplayer” (no spaces) channel, see the playlist for Inspiring Flute Solos.
For further information and preview pages, please visit https://www.theyoungfluteplayer.com/flutemusic
Inspiring music for flute players, and suitable for concert, exam, or eisteddfod performances.
Composers: Wendy Beardall-Norton, Johannes Brahms, Cécile Chaminade, Ansje De Groef, Ignacy Dobrzyński, Hans Engelmann, Emma Greenhill, Greg Harradine, Jolin Jiang, Elena Kats-Chernin, Fanny Mendelssohn, Merryl Neille, Suzanne Palmer-Holton, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jon Raybould, Gary Schocker, Ángel Villoldo.
Preview pages: https://www.theyoungfluteplayer.com/flutemusic
Free recordings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC14kQiYx9ksLFQplZRzN3hA
- Contents: 30 pieces
- Standard: Intermediate level (some Advanced)
- Key signatures: up to two sharps and three flats
- Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 12/8, 6/8, 5/8, 3/8 and mixed metre
- Pitch range: Middle C to Bb6 (top Bb)
- Techniques: Flutter tonguing, stamping, clapping (3 works)
- Size: 68pp
Karen has enjoyed teaching flute and class music for over 35 years. Karen has a Master of Music Degree (UNSW), a B.A. Honours Music Degree (USYD) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music, STC). Karen started work as a professional orchestral conductor, but then discovered her passion for teaching. She was Director of Music at Sydney Grammar (Edgecliff) School and has also worked in government schools at primary and secondary level.
Karen loves the openness and energy of #littleflutes, and believes that getting off to the right start is essential. She has written a series of method and ensemble books for children called The Young Flute Player, as well as a method book especially for adult and teenage learners. Karen has recently published a booklet of Fun & Games and a collection of music card games, which have been enthusiastically received by instrumental and class music teachers.
Karen enjoys helping teachers, and has presented workshops at a number of national conferences. Last year she worked with teachers at the Australian Society for Music Education Conference (Perth) the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference (Brisbane), the Australian Flute Festival (Sydney) and the Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa Conference (Christchurch). To learn more, please visit her website https://www.theyoungfluteplayer.com/
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