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  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Flute Choir

    Beginning simply with solo flute 4, flute 3 then takes the melody and the alto and bass flutes add a chromatic bass line setting the mood of this well known carol. A brief canon leads to the middle section, brighter in tempo, and using fragments of the carol. And then, a rollicking 3/4 version (in one) with the carol joyous and unexpectedly Lydian.

    Christmas is a celebration of joy and exuberance and this clever arrangement will absolutely delight your audience.

    The Ohio State University Flute Troupe, directed by Katherine Borst Jones, recorded this piece. The full version is available for your listening pleasure under Hear an Excerpt.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 25 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
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  • Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) – Flute Choir

    Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body) is based on a 14th century poem. This musical setting by William Byrd (1543 – 1623) is considered one of his finest works. A student of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd was the leading English composer of his time, a great master of the Renaissance along with Giovanni Palestrina and Orlando de Lassus, and left a huge legacy of printed music.

    The false relation, the G sharp in the 1st and 2nd flutes and the G natural in the alto and bass flutes  in measure 2 was Byrd's way of emphasizing the word verum.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:20 / 12 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Bach: Little Fugue in G Minor – Flute Choir

    The well known Little Fugue in G Minor is now scored for the full flute orchestra: Piccolo, four C Flutes, Alto Flute in an appropriate range and adding depth to Flute 4, with Bass Flute and Contrabass Flute on the original organ peddle. A welcome addition to the flute choir repertoire!

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass & Contrabass Flutes
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:30 / 25 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: G Minor

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • I Love, Alas – Flute Choir

    George Kirbye (c. 1565 – 1634) was an English composer of the late Tudor period and early Jacobean era. He was one of the members of the English Madrigal School, but also composed sacred music.

    Little is known of the details of his life. He probably made the acquaintance of John Wilbye, a much more famous madrigalist, who lived and worked only a few miles away, and whose style he sometimes approaches.

    Kirbye's most significant musical contributions were the psalm settings he wrote for East's psalter in 1592, the madrigals he wrote for the Triumphs of Oriana (1601), the famous collection dedicated to Elizabeth I, and an independent set of madrigals published in 1597. This piece, one of six madrigals for six voices, shows careful attention to the text setting.

    The lyrics are:

    I love, alas, yet am I not beloved;

    My suits are all rejected,

    And all my looks suspected.

    Experience now too late hath proved,

    That 'twas in vain that erst I loved.

    This madrigal is written in an imitative style and as the different voices enter, the accompanying voices should get somewhat softer so all entrances can be easily heard. This is notated using dynamics and decrescendos at the beginning of the piece; however, the concept applies to all imitative entrances. The ranges are not extreme and this would be a good choice for young players as well as the experienced flute choir.

    There is no recording available at this time.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 5 C Flutes & Alto Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:00 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00