Category Archives: Flute & Piano Level D

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho

RM922 Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth FL/PNO
RM922 Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth FL/PNO
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RM922e Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth FL/PNO
RM922e Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth FL/PNO
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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2003 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720119-18-2 Catalogue: RM922
Level: D Country: Australia

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho is dedicated to my dear friend and mentor Maestro Tommy Tycho. Tommy has spent 60 years working in Australia as a composer, arranger, pianist and conductor. Not only is he one of the finest arrangers and orchestrators on the scene today but he is also a mentor and role model for hundreds of Australian musicians and students.

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho was inspired by the tune Tico, Tico and apart from the fact that it makes a fun little play on Tommy’s name, it is also very much how I perceive the great Maestro’s spirit to be.

The first theme carries within it the feel of the original Tico, Tico but the melody is of course completely different and much more difficult to perform at the recommended tempo. The student is advised to work through each difficult passage slowly and carefully by focusing on the threads of logical thought that bind them together.

It is important however not to allow the feel of the work to bog down or become too precise and sterile as there must always be an air of ease and fun throughout, even if you feel as though your fingers just dropped off of your hand. It should be performed at the liveliest tempo that the performer can manage and remember to shout as loud as you can in the Hey! at bar 103 and then come back in when you’re ready to.

Tycho, Tycho,Tycho is quite a challenge but it’s a lot of fun when you finally get it all together.

Enjoy!

Andy Firth

Arioso

RM698 Arioso Firth FL/PNO
RM698 Arioso Firth FL/PNO

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RM698e Arioso Firth FL/PNO
RM698e Arioso Firth FL/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2010 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-96-1 Catalogue: RM698
Level: D Country: Australia

Arioso is a simple, pretty little romantically styled work originally written for alto saxophone. The first theme is constructed so that it instantly sounds and feels familiar to soloist and listener alike. Mid-way through however the musical “seas” become choppy and the soloist is soon hurled into a series of dramatic runs and arpeggios that culminate on a high note. The music once again calms down via a short but fugal styled piano interlude. With the return of the main theme the music becomes romantic and soothing once more as the conclusion to the piece is reached. This piece is perfectly suited for a HSC program, high school concert or recital and easily playable by an intermediate to advanced level player.

Homecoming (3 pieces)

RM678 Homecoming (3 pieces) Vaughan FL/PNO
RM678 Homecoming (3 pieces) Vaughan FL/PNO

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Composer: Dindy Vaughan
Composed: 2010 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C, Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-76-3 Catalogue: RM678
Level: C, D Country: Australia

Danza

RM775 Danza Rojas FL/PNO
RM775 Danza Rojas FL/PNO

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RM775e Danza Rojas FL/PNO
RM775e Danza Rojas FL/PNO

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Composer: Daniel Rojas
Composed: 2004 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-46-6 Catalogue: RM775
Level: D Country: Australia

PhoSpheric Variations

RM466 PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO
RM466 PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO

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RM466e PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO
RM466e PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO

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Composer: Paul Stanhope
Composed: 2004 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 8,
HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-14-8 Catalogue: RM466
Level: D Country: Australia

The term “variations” in this work is used somewhat loosely and does not conform to the strict connotation of the classical “Theme and Variations” form. Rather, it is used in the sense that the presented themes are decorated and varied over a repeated ground bass in much the same way as in a Chaconne. Material for this work was drawn from an earlier work Phospherics. This title came from a series of word associations:

Phosphorous: phosphorescent, luminous, green, nature. Spherics: spherical, circular, cyclical, cycles.

Versions of phosphoric Variations were originally composed for alto saxophone and piano, then later for clarinet and piano and flute and piano.

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