New Music

I’ve had a few new interesting books arrive over the last few weeks. I’m always respectful of any work that gets into print, especially these days, it demonstrates a hug amount of work and confidence for all the people involved. I’m particularly impressed with A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist, second edition by Susan J Maclagan, it is over 400 pages long! This is a publication for you if you love books and want to know everything about the flute.


CITYSNAPSHOTS by James Rae is for one or two flutes with piano or CD accompaniment and is published by Universal Edition. Lovely straightforward pieces for flute players in their early days of learning. The illustrations throughout the book are great, for example in Montmarte Waltz (Paris, France) there are cats dancing in pairs while another paints.


From Scott there are two books by the Ukrainian composer, Kapustin, Sonata for flute and piano and Trio for flute, cello and piano. For the advanced flute player, these are really worth looking at.


Three books have arrived from the French publisher, Lemoine. The easiest, for players around grade 3/4 standard is Couleurs Caraibe for tow flutes and piano by Valerie Rousse. Also by the same composer and under the same title is Couleurs Caraibe for flute, clarinet and piano, players need to be around grade 5 standard. For slightly more advanced players is a book by Sergio Arriagada, 6 Etudes for flute and piano. All great fun to play.


From Tim Knight is a beautiful piece for flute and piano, Waterscapes. For a player of grade 6 or above this would make a lovely recital item. This pieces is distributed by Spartan Press.


Hurrah if you’ve read this far! Would you like one of these books? I’m willing to give them away, all you need do is send me an email telling me which one you would like and why. Use the contact form