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flute concerto- with string orchestra    06:33 on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rrflute
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Hi there,
I've been asked to play a concerto but with a string orchestra.
I can't seem to find much about for flute and strings so I was wondering if anyone could help?

So far I've found the Malcolm Arnold and Gordon Jacob- the latter I am considering, but does anyone have any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know of any arrangements out there- e.g. i would love to do the Chaminade, but is there an arrangement for strings about, given it is such a well loved piece.
Ideally, I would love to do something in the french early 20th century style.

Please help??

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    22:35 on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

travel2165
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String orchestra? Go for broke by going for Baroque! Most solo wind concerti of the Baroque period are for string orchestra -- with continuo if you can find good keyboard and cello/bassoon players. If this is a school orchestra, however, they might not be accustomed to playing Baroque music.

Composers to choose from include J.S. Bach, Telemann, Loeillet, Sammartini, Quantz, Tartini, and so on.

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    04:20 on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rrflute
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I could- like we've got a great continuo going on.
Yes it's a school orchesra, but it's a goodun. This piece will be with the chamber orchestra who are great with baroque stuff... We're already playing one of bach's overtures though- with the famous badinerie- though so hoping to go for something a bit later....

I just don't know :S

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    08:28 on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicman_944
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For more modern, non-baroque literature, you might also consider some flute/orchestra works other than a concerto. For example:

Franz Doppler - Hungarian Pastoral Fantasie
John Rutter - Suite Antique

Both of those are very nice, challenging, fun to play, and are audience pleasers.

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    09:02 on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rrflute
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Ah brilliant!! They're exactly the sort of piece I was looking for.
Thank you very much!


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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    10:46 on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

prokofievisaflut
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you could go with the Martin ballade, if you're up for it. Such a beautiful, intense piece written for flute and string orchestra.

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    06:14 on Thursday, April 08, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rrflute
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I love martin's ballade- but i've played it a lot recently... I guess it's always an option though- thanks.

Back to musicman quickly- do you know if there is an arrangement for string orchestra?

thankyou all...

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    09:54 on Thursday, April 08, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicman_944
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Rutter's Suite Antique is scored for strings and harpsicord. The parts are available for rent from Oxford:

http://www.us.oup.com/us/corporate/publishingprograms/music/sheet_music/composers/rutter/catalog.instrumental/?view=usa

The orchestra parts for the Doppler should be available, but I don't know who the publisher is and whether it would be a sale or rental. I'll put out a few inquiries to see what I can find...

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The Doppler is for sale and available from Kalmus:

http://www.kalmus-music.com/kalorchdetail.php?r=1588

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And:
http://www.kalmus.com/product_detail.php?id=35194

Both also include a copy of the solo flute part, but conductor's score is separate.

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Martin Ballade is rental only - must request price quote:

http://www.universaledition.com/Frank-Martin/composers-and-works/composer/456/work/1270

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    14:35 on Thursday, April 08, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rrflute
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wow! you're fantastic!
thanks so much for your help!

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damn though- the doppler is for wind isntruments as well..

i had my heart set on that one :(

ahh it's really frustrating. maybe i'll just stick to the martin. i want to do something new though...

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    14:51 on Thursday, April 08, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicman_944
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The Rutter is more of a chamber work for only strings and harpsichord. A piano could be used if a harpsichord is not available.

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Re: flute concerto- with string orchestra    09:25 on Saturday, April 10, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Patrick
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one question important to consider is the quality of the orchestra you are playing with...

   

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