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http://www.flutetunes.com

This page contains a lot of information about the flute. Besides metronome and tuner you'll also find flute fingerings, scales and useful articles about the instrument. Every day a new piece of music is brought up. It is worthwhile to stop by here regularly.

 

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Vita

Born in Munich in Bavaria, Boehm learned his father’s trade of goldsmithing. After making his own flute, he quickly became proficient enough to play in an orchestra at the age of eighteen and at twenty-one he was first flautist in the Royal Bavarian Orchestra. He began improving the flute in 1832.

1847 he had completely redesigned the flute, giving it a different internal shape, moving the holes, and extending the use of the keys. He experimented with constructing flutes out of many different materials—tropical hardwoods (usually Grenadilla wood), silver, gold, nickel and copper—and with changing the positions of the flute’s tone holes His fingering system has also been adapted to other instruments, such as the oboe, clarinet and saxophone.

His work achieved a stronger and more uniform tone than that of earlier instruments and formed the basis for the modern flute.

Recommendation

A book of music for 2 – 4 flutes for flute lovers with special taste. Place the book up side down, play from the end to the beginning play canons slow and fast together. A rich source for curious flutists.

(Verlag Shawnee Press inc. Delaware watergap PA)

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Recommendation

Johann Baptist Vanhal
(1739 - 1813)

The Imperial and Royal Residence of Vienna Belaguered and Liberated.

For Two Flutes (UE 19 488) (Level 4)

The French Revolution and the Revolution Wars which followed it plunged the entire continent into armed conflict and engendered alarm, despondency and unspeakable suffering. But they also inspired many composers to extraordinary flights of fantasy. Napoleon’s campaigns brought forth innumerable musical evocations of revolutionary pageants, battles and armistice celebrations.  This genre was fostered not only by the minor masters but also by the foremost composers of the age. Beethoven, for instance, wrote “Wellingtons Sieg” or “die Schlacht bei Vittoria”.

The present edition closely follows Hoffmeister’s first edition, which was carefully collated with the first edition of the keyboard composition.