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Etude in D Major, Op. 26, Boehm

Creative Flutist Editions:
Practice Part
Performance Copy
Flute Duet

Lessons: Art of Chunking: #9, #10, #13, #14. T & G, Exercises #4, #10, #11, #12

Key: D Major, I= D F# A D V= A C# E A D dim7th= D F (E#) G# B D
Meter: 6/8 Compound
Tempo: Dotted Quarter = 56-76
Expression: Think of a Mozartian style of articulation, light and lifted, and bringing out the 1st note of slurs, lyrically.
Composer: Theobald Boehm, 1794-188, German, flute virtuoso, composer, inventor of our keyed flute system.
Studying: Expressive styles of articulation and lyricism, breathing choices in time, phrasing and virtuosic style of scales, and arpeggiated sequences.


Etude D# Minor, Op. 33 Andersen

Creative Flutist Editions:
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Etude with Trio
Flute part and Chords

Lessons: Art of Chunking: #27, #28 T & G, Exercises #4

Key: D# minor, D# E# F# G# A# B C# (Cx) D# i= D# F# A# v= A# C# E#
Meter: 3/4, 1 2 3 1, inflection on downbeats and appoggiaturas.
Tempo: Quarter = 52-56
Expression: Singing, legato Lines, with romantic/emotional heart/spirit.
Composer: Joachim Andersen, 1847-1909, Danish, flute virtuoso, conductor, composer of 8 volumes of Etudes and other flute works.
Studying: Creating beautiful singing lines, accurate flowing rhythms expressive (inner singing sub-division), breathing/use of expressive air in time, directional phrasing, the key of D# minor, appoggiaturas, rubato, vibrato, fine intonation and artistic interpretation.


Caprice #21 - Waltz in B Major, Op.103 Sigfrid Karg-Elert

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Practice Part
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Flute Quartet

Lessons: Art of Chunking: #21, #22 T & G, Exercises #4, #10, #11, #12

Key: B major
Meter: 3/4 dance waltz tempo, 1 2 3 1 is most important to the meter and waltz feeling.
Tempo: Quarter = 148 - 176 Dotted Half = 50 - 58
Expression: Highly Expressive 20th C romanticism at its extreme. Note all the details of dynamics, expressive articulations and expressive words from composer.
Composer: Sigfrid Karg-Elert, 1877-1933, German, composer ,wrote book of Flute Caprices for a flute friend wanting to improve and be able to play the difficult 20th century flute repertoire.
Studying: 20th C music that has more advanced rhythms, articulations, chromaticism, harmony, large intervals, 7th chords, trills, grace notes, which Bb A# key to finger, phrasing, building up virtuosic technique and the key of B major.

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