Press Release from Fluteworthy Repertoire Collections
Stylistically diverse and enjoyable to play, these collections of old favourites and undiscovered gems have been progressively collated as a practical, educational resources for flute players of all levels.
99 Solos and Studies for Flute
Edited by Christine Draeger, Jocelyn Fazzone and Lamorna Nightingale
From the thousands of studies and solo pieces written in the past four centuries, this collection contains 99 of the most beautiful solos and studies collated in a broadly progressive order. (Approximately Grade 2 to Diploma AMEB). These pieces are enjoyable for both student and teacher and cover all areas of technique; tone, articulation, dynamics, and finger dexterity. This is the only book of studies you will ever need!
“99 Solos and Studies has great pages, eliminating page turns, great readability, intelligent pedagogy, and inspiring, progressive challenges. The new-to-me celtic tunes found in the novice grades are simply gorgeous, and the combination of familiar and beautiful etudes that have been collected together are musically rewarding. The whole book is super-inspiring and head and shoulders above standard etude books. It's going to become my new ‘must have’ for all students.” - Jennifer Cluff, Canadian Flutist and Teacher. http://www.fluteworthy.com.au/repertoire/99solos/jencluffreview/jencluffreview.html
“It’s not often that you find a flute tutor that qualifies as a ‘page-turner’ as well! ...” - Margaret Crawford Head of Winds, Australian National Academy of Music
Lamorna’s Beginner Flute Book
by Lamorna Nightingale
Lamorna’s Beginner Flute book introduces students to the key concepts of playing the flute and develops sight-reading, rhythm, and musical creativity in clear logical steps.
Featuring a layout and notation that is large and clear, Lamorna’s Beginner Flute Book first introduces the notes B, A and G and progresses intuitively to B flat major. In this way students understand the basis of excellent flute technique and gain the skills to play with confidence in the school band system. Aural skills and theory are incorporated into the learning strategy through the use of games, simple tasks and quizzes. Duets introduce ensemble skills, encourage rhythmic security and good intonation. Report Cards at the end of each chapter connect parents to their child’s learning process and demonstrate their achievements.
“Lamorna's Beginner Flute Book is a valuable teaching resource which develops a range of important musical skills such as memorisation, improvisation, as well as solo and ensemble playing. As the flute can be a physically challenging instrument to hold for young beginners, it's very pleasing to see a range of non-playing activities interspersed with playing, such as quizzes, games, and compositional exercises. The repertoire chosen is a well-balanced mix of folk songs, new tunes, and traditional classical melodies.” - Karen Lonsdale, Australian flutist, vocalist, researcher and music educator
Repertoire for the Beginner Flautist
Edited and compiled by Lamorna Nightingale
Accompaniments by Sally Whitwell and Chris Williams
Duet parts and piano accompaniments included.
Following on from Lamorna’s Beginner Flute Book, this stylistically diverse collection of over 90 flute solos, folk songs and duets are suitable for the AMEB grade 1 - 2 student.
Founded upon traditional repertoire, duets and studies, Repertoire for the Beginner Flautist gives students a solid foundation in style. It particularly encourages the development of good breath control, tone and musicality through cantabile style melodies tailored to the abilities of flautists in the first year or so of playing.
The carefully selected pieces reinforce basic rhythmic knowledge and introduce more complex concepts such as simple syncopation and and semiquavers in logical and intuitive steps.
Suggestions for creative music making are included to introduce simple improvisation, creative structural innovation, and encourage the exploration of diverse ensemble combinations.
Alongside traditional repertoire, an engaging set of folk songs from around the world (Africa, China, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Hawaii, America, Israel and Australia) with original accompaniments by Sally Whitwell, provide diversity and spontaneity to the collection. Many of these tunes can be accompanied by other instruments (guitar, ukelele, percussion and other common instruments), for which parts are available online. Repertoire for the Beginner Flautist concludes with a collection of festive duets including Christmas Carols, Hanuka Songs and the Australian National Anthem!
“This lovely new collection encourages the development of flexible lips and lyrical playing from the earliest days. The flute parts work expressively as stand alone parts or with the addition of the attractive piano accompaniments. A much needed addition to the repertoire for the beginner flute.” - Melissa Hoile Sydney based, flautist, teacher and AMEB examiner.
Eat Chocolate and Cry - Australian Flute Music 1999-2009
Flute : Christine Draeger, Lamorna Nightingale
Piano : Jocelyn Edey Fazzone
This CD celebrates the surprising diversity of new Australian flute music. Featuring the exquisite musicianship of flautists Christine Draeger and Lamorna Nightingale and pianist Jocelyn Edey Fazzone, this beautifully recorded CD is an invaluable addition to the flautists’ music collection. It will be of particular interest to flute teachers and students but is also a lovely selection of Australian "miniature" pieces, that will be valued by the discerning music lover. The fifteen pieces are all suitable repertoire for presentation by NSW HSC performance students for the Mandatory Topic - Music of the last 25 years (Australian Focus).
"As a result of this recording, I think we stand to hear these works become part of the standard Australian flute repertoire, and that they will find their performances at HSC, tertiary level and the concert platform, both nationally and internationally." - Virginia Taylor Head of The Woodwind Area at The School of Music, Australian National University. http://www.fluteworthy.com.au/recordings/EatChoc/reviewecac/reveiwecac.html
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