20th Century: Tonal. The Ephemeropterae is part of the Dragonfly insect family and has a very short life span. The two movements in this piece clearly represent the two stages of its life. The first is lilting and full of sixteenth note triplets to personify its fun and fast-moving aquatic state. The quick and carefree adult state is described in the last movement with expressive dynamics and ornamentations. Duration: 2'45" -AP
Category: Piccolo Solos - Unaccompanied Item: 069430 Grade: Price: $5.95 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
21st Century (2016). Carl David Hall was piccoloist of the Atlanta Symphony for 32 years and a dear friend to all his colleagues. In 1999, the NFA commissioned Martin Amlin to compose a piccolo concerto for Carl to premiere at their annual convention. Today, Amlin remembers Carl Hall with this 4-minute poem, a microcosm for flute and strings (also to be premiered at the NFA's 2016 convention), published here in a setting for piccolo and piano. For advanced performers. Dur.: 4' -the publisher
"A treatise on the subtleties and problems of playing the piccolo in relation to the flute", by one of the great masters of the piccolo. Barone discusses the role of the piccolo in ensembles, how to overcome its problem tendencies and a few tips on proper hand position. Includes etudes & excerpts from flute pieces, with suggestions on how to use them to improve your piccolo playing. 36 pages. -ap
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Harold L. Walters created this level 3 arrangement of the famous lyrical melody from "Prince Igor." Grace note figures help maintain the agile yet delicate style of the original. Soloist plays above the staff up to high G an octave about the staff (withoptional high A written as cues). -pc
Category: Piccolo Solos w/Piano Item: 004166 Grade: Grade 3 - Early Intermediate Price: $4.95 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
21st Century. Composed during the late Summer of 2007 and dedicated to flutist/piccoloist John Bailey. As the title suggests, this energetic work is flamboyant and at times audacious. Chutzpah! is a rousing "tour de force", the music is characterized by exciting contrasts, zesty rhythms, and passages featuring elaborate and dashing technical prowess. This makes a great concert feature, contest piece, and is an excellent choice for an audition showpiece. Chutzpah! received its premier performance ...
21st Century (2015). Starting with the release of Piccolo Espagnol in 1972, through the years the music composed/arranged by James Christensen for his flutist wife Karen has become very popular with piccolo soloists the world over. This collection of pieces, once published as single editions and now available in one great set, celebrates the distinctive musical styles of Italy, Mexico, America, Ireland, and France. Contents: Piccolo Italiano (Funiculi, Funicula); Piccol O'Reilly; Piccol-Ole (Mexi...
20th Century (2000). Commissioned by the National Flute Association, The High and the Mighty has become a staple of the piccolo repertoire. The work is inspired by the years following World War II in America (1945-1961), when air travel was considered luxurious and glamorous. The work is in two movements - the first features a soaring, lyrical tune that is flutter-tongued; the second begins with an angular cadenza that is followed by a robust high-altitude bossa nova. -the publisher
Category: Piccolo Solos w/Piano Item: 118063 Grade: Grade 6 - Advanced Price: $19.95 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
21st Century (2007). Thomas Dempster writes, "Divided into five short movements, this work makes usage of vertiginous trajectories and the extremes of range of the piccolo: that is, the sheer precipitous movement from extreme middle to extreme-extreme high, and the thin, airy cliffs between. In some dialects of French, the word pont - bridge - is homophonous to the word pentes (or near enough, as the voice of the flute is to that of the piccolo). At least on a literary level, this could reflect b...
20th Century Tonal. Performer can focus on intonation during long, fluid phrases and embouchure placement with a technical section including many octave leaps. Many accidentals and a compressed range make this appropriate for the intermediate level piccoloist. -AP
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Category: Piccolo Solos w/Piano Item: 069027 Grade: Grade 5 - Early Advanced Price: $12.95 Availability: Ships in 6 to 9 Days
A fantastic, condensed reference for beginners and professionals. This guide includes a short history of the instrument along with a list of all piccolo solo, chamber music and band solos as of 1996. The author includes an extensive 15 page chart of traditional and alternative fingers and trills followed by their intonation and sound tendencies. -AP
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21st Century (2006). Echos for piccolo and piano was commissioned by Torin Olsen for his performance in the piccolo performance competition of the 2006 National Flute Association convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Th e work begins with a soft and angelic prelude that develops through both extreme ranges of the piano and the low, lush beautiful resonance of the piccolo. At the end of the prelude, a rhythmic dance starts to pulse in the time 17/16 while much of the other material stays in 3/4 ...
20th century. English composer Gordon Jacob. Two unaccompanied pieces for flute alternating with piccolo. "The Spell" is an expressive piece for flute that shifts back and forth from duplets to triplets. "The March to the River Weser" is intended for piccolo, however it is just as fun on flute! -AP
Category: Piccolo Solos - Unaccompanied Item: 027115 Grade: Grade 5 - Early Advanced Price: $10.95 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
20th Century. The little march composed in 1924 forms the nucleus of the suite for wind instruments Mladi, in which the jaunty flute theme weaves through the 3rd movement. Incidentally, the "bluebirds" do not refer to birds but to the light blue robes worn by the choristers at the monastery in Brno, which Janacek entered at the age of eleven. Almost 60 years later during a visit to Potsdam he remembered the Prussian troops' invasion of Brno and, with this in mind, wrote a chamber music miniature ...