I am always eager to begin worship services with exuberance. Our ringers are proud to memorize 6 measures of music and approach the chancel area from different aisles of our sanctuary and our congregation appreciates “surround sound” ringing. Here are three creative opportunities! You’ll find “Joyous Processionals” in our store.
We are excited to include three new composers/arrangers on ScoreVivo this month. One is a long time friend, one is a new colleague, and the third we have not yet had the pleasure of meeting in person.
Brent Smith, has a delightful arrangement of Milhaud’s “Ox on the Roof” (La Boeuf sur le Toit) for clarinet quartet. Brazilian dance tunes like the tango, samba, and choro are featured in this lively character piece. This is ScoreVivo’s first clarinet quartet piece and we look forward to more of Brent’s fine work in the near future. ClarolinaClarinet has premiered many of them in recent years. Brent and Ann met a few years ago in junior high school band.
Benediction (The Lord Bless You and Keep You), arranged by Hal Ott, was premiered at the National Flute Association Convention’s opening flute orchestra concert in Las Vegas just this past August. It was an immediate hit and many fans have been eager to have this piece available to purchase and then play in their local groups. Hal and Ann met there in Las Vegas, as Hal was conducting the flute orchestra and Ann was playing alto flute.
Gudrun Hinze is a well-known piccolo specialist who teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Our mutual colleague, Trevor Wye, suggested that she apply to have some of her arrangements included on ScoreVivo. The rest, as they say, is history. Her first three pieces are wonderful additions to our flute ensemble repertoire and were premiered by an accomplished flute quintet for which she is a founding member, Quintessenz. She and Ann and Jason are rapidly becoming acquainted via the internet and look forward to a long association through her music.
Back in 1974, eager for my students to experience ensemble playing, I arranged these jigs to give their spring recital jovial energy. They were glad that the melodies are not always in the 1st flute while the other two flutists are stuck with accompaniment the whole piece. Small and large groups alike can join in the toe-tapping fun! Visit “Jig Trios” to learn more, hear a sample, and purchase.
We are pleased to welcome Paul Fried, our most recent composer on ScoreVivo!
Paul has enjoyed a long and distinguished career and is widely regarded as one of the world’s best flutists. Living in the Los Angeles area since 1985, his career includes teaching along with extensive performing and collaborating with musicians throughout the United States, China, and Japan.
We are featuring Paul’s “25 Warm Ups and Caprices.” This is his first exercise book, an outstanding collection of caprices that will benefit flutists along a comprehensive plan of study.
ScoreVivo is pleased to welcome the works of flutist and composer Marc Adler.
Marc’s primary musical focus is in the area of jazz improvisation and composition. He has received Jazz Performance Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music and Music Education from the University of the Arts, a Masters in Music degree from Temple University, and studied privately with the late Harold Bennett and with Pamela Guidetti.
Marc has written numerous duets featured in Flute Talk Magazine and his popular book of Jazz Flute Etudes is available from Hal Leonard Publications. You may learn more about Marc by visiting his website at www.adlerjazz.com, where you can listen to selections from his recordings and where there are free educational downloads.
“Jazz Duets for the Flute – Advanced Studies in Jazz Improvisation Inspired Composition” is a compilation of 10 flute duets. This is an eclectic collection of challenging and fun Jazz-inspired duets for the adventurous flutist who would like a diversion from the more established repertoire of duets available. The addition of chord changes allows for the opportunity of performance with a jazz rhythm section as an option.
Duet 1: A roller coaster ride of unexpected Coltrane inspired chord changes! You’ll have fun with this challenging duet in a solid 4/4 meter – peppered with be-bop style melodic lines. Take it at a medium swing – animated but not too fast.
Duet 2: This Latin tinged duet in cut-time features challenging syncopated rhythms, independent lines, double-tonguing and extended triplet figures.
Duet 3: This duet is solidly in 4 and should swing hard! Watch out for the numerous dynamic changes!
Duet 4: It’s up to you to decide when to switch to a swing-groove from the otherwise Latin-groove implied in the opening measures of this cut-time duet.
Duet 5: You can really fly in this 6/8 duet entirely based on a single chord. Featuring free use of chromatics and the minor pentatonic scale.
Duet 6: A quirky harmony sets this duet apart! Unexpected melodic twists and turns in a fast paced setting with duple and triple rhythmic groupings add to the excitement in this 6/8 meter etude.
Duet 7: This Blues swings hard in a solid 4/4 from the very first note! With plenty of hip lines and challenging rhythms it is sure to satisfy!
Duet 8: Forget about chord changes in this freely composed chromatic duet in 6/8 meter! Based loosely on the open-sounding interval of a 4th it takes you through some quite unexpected musical terrain.
Duet 9: This etude weaves seamlessly through both 4/4 and 3/4 meters! Keep the quarter note constant and enjoy the journey through rich harmonies and unusual chord progressions.
Duet 10: A real burner! This up-tempo cut-time etude swings hard with plenty of challenges – not for the faint-hearted! Well worth the effort, though!
We hope you will enjoy Marc Adler’s “Jazz Duets for the Flute,” which you may purchase and download from our online store.