Thursday, November 01, 2007

Winter Music for Free

Dear Blog readers,

Here is some free winter music for you.
It's called "In the Bleak Midwinter" and there are three things zipped together for free download:

1. The Flute sheetmusic (2 pages in pdf)

2. A hastily made recording (with the fire crackling and Garry reading his paper in the background) using the mp3 of the backing track. The flute recording is called : Flute Bleakmidwinter

3. A backing track with Sibelius software playing the piano part.
This piano backing track for YOU to play along with is called: Piano Bleakmidwinter.

I hope you enjoy playing it.
It's beautiful, and not the least bit bleak, but soaring and lovely (if I do say myself ha ha....I wrote the flute part's second half, the improvy bit)!
And of course if you wish to perform it live at a concert, you'll need to purchase the piano part from the original choir version which is about $1.88. Simply google the title plus "Keith Christopher" to find the choir version to purchase.
The piano part is entitled "In the Bleak Midwinter" for SATB choir, arranged by Keith Christopher.
Enjoy. This zipped file with pdfs/mp3s is 6 MB and will stay up throughout the month of November. After that please email me if you still want a copy but it's no longer on site.
Best and de-bleak-ify while the early snows are flying! :>)
Jen Cluff
P.S. Leave comments below thanks. :>)
Comments (11)
Anonymous cindy egeland said...

thanks for sharing this. i will definitely use it in worship at our church. it reminds me of beautiful material for flute that has been arranged by rebecca bonam. nice job!

Friday, November 02, 2007 5:06:00 AM

 
Blogger Lie said...

Thank you Jen for this nice music.
I just want the piano part for my daughters piano teacher ...

"... you'll need to purchase the piano part from the original choir version which is about $1.88. Simply google the title plus "Keith Christopher" to find the choir version to purchase."

I did not find that ...

Greetings,
Lie

Friday, November 02, 2007 5:32:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Dear Lie,
the sheetmusic is listed for sale (publisher Fischer) at:

http://www.music44.com/X/product/CM08931-C

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/a/item.html?id=69435&item=6301519

http://www.maas-noten.de/index.php?link=http%3A//www.maas-noten.de/cgi-bin/search2a.cgi%3Fnum%3D234957%26any%3D%26pnum%3D4875

Best,
Jen

Friday, November 02, 2007 9:09:00 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Hi Jen,

I'm most impressed with all the great ideas you have that can help keep our flute teaching fresh and practising interesting. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be the first in line to buy your upcoming practice book.:)

Best wishes,
Susan Maclagan

Friday, November 02, 2007 10:37:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thankyou so much Sue! Jen :>)

Thanks also to Cindy E.
I looked up Rebecca Bonam and it seems there are three flute/piano sacred music books by her.
Very interesting.
Thanks everyone. :>)
Jen

Friday, November 02, 2007 10:40:00 AM

 
Blogger Lie said...

Yes,
you know,
I wait for two books,
Jens, and Susans
;-)

Friday, November 02, 2007 12:19:00 PM

 
Blogger Sheila said...

Incredible!!! I listened to this first thing this morning...and it had me soaring all day. Mind you I had bad moments...I've been trying to burn CDs and download this stuff, and the computer doesn't like me...at all.

In any case, I finally got the thing going, and had printed music in my hand, and I am just dying of delight! Sounds very much like a certain flutey Christmas CD I have! :)

I have a few flutey delights of my own happening actually...more soon!

Thank you SO much for putting this together. :)

God bless,
Sheila

Friday, November 02, 2007 5:24:00 PM

 
Anonymous Ian Wenz said...

Jen,
Thanks for the beautiful arrangement!
You never cease to amaze me with your enthusiasm and love for music! :)
I can't WAIT for you to publish a book because I will buy one and show everyone i know. Keep up the awesome work! You're such an influence for us high school soon to be college flutists! :)

Saturday, November 03, 2007 6:12:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks to Sheila and Ian.
Your enthusiasm makes my DAY! :>D
Jen

Saturday, November 03, 2007 9:57:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jen, are you going to post this again November 2008? Would love to hear your verion!

Friday, October 10, 2008 8:48:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Dear Anonymous,

No, I wasn't going to post this music again. But you can easily play off the piano part ($2) by playing the choir line, and then improvising for one verse.
Who are you? No name.
Jen

Friday, October 10, 2008 9:58:00 AM

 

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