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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: Aria – Woodwind Quintet

    The cantata, BWV 146, written for the third Sunday after Easter, contains the aria, Ich säe meine Zähren (I sow my Tears with a heavy heart.) Bach scored the aria for Flauto traverso, 2 Oboi d’amore, voice and basso continuo. This translates nicely to the instrumentation of the woodwind quintet, providing an expressive Baroque piece to the repertoire-suitable for concerts and services alike.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:20 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Dm

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • 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
  • Changes – Flute Choir

    M.F.K. Fisher, in her book The Gastronomical Me, wrote poignant stories of her life and career based on memorable meals and her experiences with food. When asked by Julia Child why she chose food and hunger for these stories, Mrs. Fisher replied, “When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the richness and fine reality of a hunger satisfied.”

    Changes tries to capture that warmth and richness and reality musically. The titles of the three movements are chapter titles from this book, with the music reflecting the many changes that are an inevitable part of living.

    The first two movements are both slow and reflective. In the first movement each instrument has something to say and shares it with the others, with the resulting interchanges both bitter and sweet. The second movement, dreamlike as suggested by the title, recalls big dreams as well as little dreams—success, frustration and finally satisfaction. The final movement is playful and at times humorous, with a flurry of notes and amusing syncopations, a drastic change from the first two movements. The ending, with tongue in cheek and consideration of the meter used, is indeed a feminine ending in the classical sense as it does end on the second beat.

    The sample score shows the first page of each of the three movements. At this time there is no recording available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 9:30 / 48 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00