Exam: HSC Flute

Flight of Fancy

RM424 Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO
RM424 Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO

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RM424e Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO
RM424e Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 3:30 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 6,
HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-02-5 Catalogue: RM424
Level: C Country: Australia

This piece, a flight of fancy for flute and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so.

The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline.

The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected flute melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic.

The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the soun

Steppin’ Up (8 pieces)

RM422 Steppin Up Barrett
RM422 Steppin Up Barrett

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RM422e Steppin Up Barrett
RM422e Steppin Up Barrett

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level A, Flute & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-04-9 Catalogue: RM422
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: Herbie’s Journey, Heaven’s Steps, Dracula’s New Shorts, Cha Cha Boom, I Wonder Why, Eat My Shorts Dance, My Neighbour’s Pool, Half a Dozen

Flight of Fancy

RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Flute,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-91-9 Catalogue: RM335
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

This piece, a flight of fancy for alto saxophone and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected oboe melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.

One for Mum

RM188 One for Mum Davidson FL/PNO
RM188 One for Mum Davidson FL/PNO

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RM188e One for Mum Davidson FL/PNO
RM188e One for Mum Davidson FL/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 1995 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: M-720059-77-8 Catalogue: RM188
Level: C Country: Australia

I wrote this in 1995 (at a time when my Mum was sick) and I'm delighted that so many people have enjoyed playing it since, hopefully to their Mums too. I've heard many renditions and have enjoyed the diversity of interpretations people have brought to it. It is best to practise it slowly with the metronome, learning the tricky bits separately at first. Don't make too much of the semi-quavers as they are ornaments to the main melody but do try to be accurate with them and don't swallow them. Latch on to the accents as they really bring out the Latin-Jazz feel of the piece. The dynamics help create more emotional ebb and flow in the music.