Now P laying….
I fell in love with Mendelssohn’s Violin Sonata in f minor and was so excited to find out that there had been a transcription made for flute, published by Zimmerman. I got the music and got to work, but discovered, like many transcriptions, octave displacements that took the range much higher than in the original piece. I decided to make this work more authentic to the original score and artistic intentions by re-editing many octave choices throughout the piece. There are several pitch choices (where the violin originally played double stops) that have been changed to satisfy voice leading in the adagio movement. Articulation was also edited to attempt to come closer to the original marks in the violin score. I believe that this performance is much more in the spirit of the original composition. The performance was recorded during a live recital.
Jacque Ibert’s Entr’acte is an exciting and festive work for flute and harp. Although Ibert’s writing is quintessentially French, the Spanish flavor was a favorite as the composer enjoyed his travels to Spain. Written in a ternary form with a brief slow interlude in the middle, this Entr’acte is more likely to close a program than open the curtain!
Colibri (Hummingbird) was written by Eugene Magalif for piccolo and piano and was given it’s world premiere on July 12, 2013, by Cindy Ellis at the International Piccolo Symposium at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The work is an adaptation of the original Colibri for flute and piano or orchestra, inspired by the composer’s wild hummingbirds that visit his patio feeder every night. Enjoy the world premiere performance!