Take it to the Next Level - vol. 2 (fl. & pft.)

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979070-8135-77-7
Composers:
RABADAN, Marin (b. 1978)
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  • Contents of Volume 2:
    1. The Awakening Boogie (Level 3)
    2. The Awakening Boogie (Level 4)
    3. Cimmeria (level 3)
    4. Cimmeria (level 4)
    Instrumentation: flute & piano
  • Difficulty Level: intermediate - advanced [UK grade 4 - 7 ]
  • Genre: Jazzy
  • Format: Printed sheet music Edition or digital PDF [32 pages]
  • Extras: 4 mp3 tracks [zip file 18 MB]

Marin Rabadan's jazzy style is very popular, and these new pieces won't disappoint.

Watch your students delight in developing with these pieces. Divided into two volumes, there are a total of eight pieces that increase in difficulty, but with only 2 titles - The Awakening Boogie and Cimmeria. The clever idea behind the editions, is that each piece is re-structured to be playable by students of differing abilities.  Level 3 will suit players after about 3 - 4 years of study. Helpful practice tips are included for each piece by Renata Penezić (Associate Professor of flute, Zagreb Academy of Music and solos flutist, Zagreb Philharmonic).

Introduction by Renata Penezić
The Awakening Boogie
The interesting melody and dance character are going to be great motivators for practicing these new flute pieces by Marin Rabadan. The themes and technical demands are developed brilliantly through each level. Awakening Boogie is perfect for learning chromatic shifts and for practicing the accuracy of fingerings. Rhythmical richness in both the flute and piano parts will help to overcome even the most difficult rhythms in a fun way. It also will challenge us to learn to listen to and play with the accompaniment to produce a kind of flute and piano conversation.
Cimmeria
Rabadan’s music is inspired by Cimmeria, ‘the Land of Darkness and Deep Night’ and Conan, the fearless barbarian, as described in the books by the American fantasy writer, Robert E. Howard (1906-1936). Cimmeria is a country of wild forest and mountains that are usually covered in snow all the year round. Its inhabitants are barbarian tribes, descendants of formerly highly developed Atlantans, who were forced to leave their homes and move away after a natural disaster. With such an imaginative story it is not going to be difficult to come up with a musically convincing interpretation and, as the melodies are ‘catchy’, it will be a joy for the interpreter to practice these pieces and for the audience to listen to them. Marin’s music is intended and suitable for all age groups. The biggest challenge facing the flutist will be the length and the shaping of the phrases - so it will be good practice for anyone who wants to improve their breathing technique.