Monday 20 May 2019
Read some of the best fan mail we've received over these 10 years!
Dear Flutetuners, thank you so much for the awesome stories you've sent us for our 10th anniversary! As promised, we have collected them and today we are finally publishing a selection on the website. You can read them here.
Those eligible should already have received our thank-you gift via snail mail. We hope that you liked it! Unfortunately some of you did not answer our emails, so we were unable to send you the gift. If you submitted a story but never got a reply, check your anti-spam folder and make sure to contact us!
Again, thanks everybody for your support over these 10 years, and let's keep flutin' for 100 more!
Monday 20 May 2019
“Augen geradeaus” (“Eyes straight forward”) was an East Germany marching song.
Our company was marching through the city
And two dark eyes were laughing,
Beautiful, yes, she was beautiful.
She is our talisman,
We look to the left as much as possible.
But the commander ahead shouts:
Eyes straight forward!
Thanks to Hugo for contributing this tune!
Sunday 19 May 2019
from “24 Technical Studies”
This study in B major is the eleventh piece from 24 Technische Studien für Flöte (24 Technical Studies), Op. 11, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1911.
Saturday 18 May 2019
from “Fantasia per Flauto Solo”
This is the first movement from a Fantasia per Flauto Solo con accompagnamento di secondo Flauto o Violino (“Fantasia for solo flute with accompaniment for a second flute or violin”) by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante, first published around 1818.
Many thanks to Lutz Kutscher for contributing this piece!
Friday 17 May 2019
from Flute Sonata No. 4 in B minor
This allemanda is the opening movement of the fourth sonata from Sonates pour la flûte traversière avec la basse, Op. 19 by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. These sonatas were originally published in Paris in 1727.
Thursday 16 May 2019
This tune comes from the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, Ireland, notated by his student.
Wednesday 15 May 2019
from “Exercices journaliers”
Today we propose the twelfth piece from Exercices journaliers pour la flûte (or Tägliche Studien in German, i.e. “Daily Exercises”) by Austro-Hungarian composer Adolf Terschak. It was first published in 1867.
Tuesday 14 May 2019
This duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.
The air is usually attributed to English organist and composer James Hook (1746–1827), although some sources attribute it to Henry Purcell or to Jeremiah Clarke.
This tune has become famous as the vehicle for a song of the same name by English writer Thomas D'Urfey (1653–1723), which “is a noted example of those composed by English wits in imitation of the Scots Manner, and which were, with little discrimination, accepted as Scots songs in Scotland itself.” (Robert Chambers, The songs of Scotland prior to Burns, 1890)