What’s On My Stand – September 2020 Repertoire

Bach – Sonata in E Major (BWV 1035) The authorship of this sonata is still being debated by music historians – many of the sonatas initially attributed to JS Bach are now thought to be written (at least in majority) by CPE Bach. This is the Barenreiter edition follows the original articulation of the manuscriptContinue reading “What’s On My Stand – September 2020 Repertoire”

What I Wish I Knew: Cleaning My Flute

Developing a good relationship with your instrument repair technician is so important to getting the most mileage out of your instrument. As a result, you can become aware of the tendencies of your particular instrument (what is the first thing to go out of alignment? What little things should you be taking note of thatContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew: Cleaning My Flute”

Quartet for Diverse Flutes – Peter Bacchus

This semester my university’s flute choir is splitting into separate quartets: one of which is the Quartet for Diverse Flutes. Which, as the name suggests, calls for alto (flute III) and bass flute (flute IV) in addition to the C flute. On tricky/deceiving thing about this score is that flute IV is actually the 3rdContinue reading “Quartet for Diverse Flutes – Peter Bacchus”

Physical Wellness and Playing the Flute

The flute is not the most ergonomic instrument. It’s played horizontally; where the instrument is mainly on the right side of the body. There is a lot of fine motor skill required for advanced flute playing which can lead to significant injury if done without they key element of balance. Not just of the fluteContinue reading “Physical Wellness and Playing the Flute”

Flute Embouchure Myths and Resources

Young flutists that are surrounded non-flutists or are self-taught can develop a wide range of bad habits that take years to unlearn. There are common myths that are just taken as fact by band directors when recruiting or coaching young flute players. In this article, I’ll be clarifying what/if there is any true to theseContinue reading “Flute Embouchure Myths and Resources”