Sheet Music: Octaves

from 25 Romantic Studies
Opus numberOp. 66, No. 9
ComposerErnesto Köhler (1849–1907)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature3/8
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-21
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Etudes, Romantic, Written for Flute


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Sunday 21 August 2011

Tune of the Day: Octaves

from Köhler's “25 Romantic Studies”

This study in octaves is taken from Ernesto Köhler's 25 Romantic Studies, Op. 66. It may look a bit complex at first, but it's an excellent piece to develop a better embouchure. You can start out by playing only the first note in each slurred group, so that you can better focus on the melody and phrase it musically. Then add in the octaves, always marking the first of the slurred notes (that's the meaning of the direction at the beginning of the piece, “marcando sempre la prima delle note legate”). Try not to vary your embouchure too much when changing octaves, or you won't be able to speed things up later on.

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2.Doll's Waltz Flute solo
3.Teasing Flute solo
4.Consolation Flute solo
5.Finger Exercise Flute solo
6.At the Fountain Flute solo
7.In the Moonlight Flute solo
8.Zig-Zag Flute solo
9.Octaves Flute solo
10.The Swallows Flute solo
11.The Torture of Tantalus Flute solo
12.Hand In Hand Flute solo
13.Farewell Flute solo
14.Double Tonguing Flute solo
15.The Spinning Wheel Flute solo
16.Cantabile alla Moderna Flute solo
17.Trills and Appoggiaturas Flute solo
18.The Wind Flute solo
19.Dance of the Insects Flute solo
20.The Dove Flute solo
21.By the Seaside Flute solo
22.The Cuckoo and the Nightingale Flute solo
23.Spanish Caprice Flute solo
24.Gavotte Flute solo
25.Russian Dance Flute solo