Monday, July 26, 2010

Big flute sheetmusic news for flute teachers

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Dear Flute teachers and students,

If you haven't yet heard about it, here is HUGE summer-of-2010 flute publishing news: yes, I must say....RUN don't WALK to buy this set of sheetmusic if you're a teacher or a flute student. Great repertoire! Great comprehensiveness! And no, I'm not related to the company in any way. Have a quick look:

The Overtones Series for flute grades prepatory to 8 at Frederick Harris Music Publishers. Click on FLUTE when you arrive at their site, and then to the complete Overtone series.

The Overtones series includes:

9 progressive volumes of essential Flute Repertoire (Preparatory to Level 8)
2 comprehensive volumes of engaging Flute Studies (Preparatory to Level 8)
11 quality Recordings packaged with each of the Repertoire and Studies books (Preparatory to Level 8)
1 cumulative volume of Flute Technique (Preparatory to Level 8)
1 indispensable compilation of Orchestral Excerpts (Level 2-ARCT)
Royal Conservatory 2010 Flute Syllabus for Examinations

Full index of Overtones Series: (page samples, complete descriptions.)

Full piano parts are included, and all the pieces in the sheetmusic volumes are recorded with flute and piano, then piano only on a separate track for playalong.
Plus, two of my teachers, plus one of my old friends from highschool, and other of my favourite flutists are ALL performing on the CDs in this series.
They are: Dianne Aitken, Susan Hoeppner, Nora Shulman, Douglas Stewart, and Jamie Thompson. Many more details can be found here at the RCM online newsletter.

Could this be any more exciting?

Did I mention "Run don't Walk"? What a terrific set of pieces, and so well performed.
Teachers will find years of valuable repertoire pieces here for their students, and students will find each book to be full of inspiring and beautiful music in all styles from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, to Contemporary.

Breathless with excitement over this brilliant sheetmusic publishing idea, and playing through them book by book.

Jen :>)
Comments (2)
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew that both amazing musicians had such a close thought!

Monday, September 13, 2010 3:50:00 PM

Anonymous Jen said...

I really like how they included works that are unusual (teacher doesn't always already own another edition) and yet fulfill the need for variation of styles in graded flute books with CD playalong. This way the student can:
a) listen to more flute cds
b) choose pieces by listening
c) learn better intonation and style from listening
d) have pieces they can perform at home or for family gatherings with CD
e) allow the student to pre-practice with accompaniment so as to save time in paid rehearsals with accompanists.

So glad these flute teachers at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto are so forward thinking!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:30:00 PM


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