Repertoire Lists

Repertoire List – Extended Techniques   Extended Techniques

This Extended Techniques Repertoire List compiled for a 2004 NFA Presentation on Extended Techniques by Jennifer Binney Clippert, Patricia George, Camilla Hoitenga, Rita Linard, Phyllis Louke, and Cynthia Stevens.  It lists music for Flute Alone, Flute & Piano, Duets, Trios, and Flute Choir.

Repertoire Recommendations for Small Ensembles   Small Ensembles

Music selection is a very personal thing.  I have tried to give some information about the difficulty level of the music listed, but just because a piece is listed as “Easy”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not worthy of being played by a professional ensemble.  Since I teach as well as perform, I have tried to put notes about many of these pieces’ suitability for students, as well as for gigs.  For casual gigs, it’s important to have a lot of music that’s easy to put together, but sounds good.  I’ve tried to list some of my favorites here.  I’ve also listed some of my favorite concert pieces.  This list is by no mean exhaustive, and I’ll try to keep adding to it from time to time.

Repertoire Recommendations for Flute Choir   Flute Choir Repertoire

Music selection is a very personal thing.  I have tried to give some information about the difficulty level of the music listed, but just because a piece is listed as “Easy”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not worthy of being played by a professional ensemble.  Good music is good music.  What I’ve tried to list here is music that I like and think is well-written and well-scored for flute ensembles.  My taste is pretty eclectic, and you’ll find a mixture of arrangements of familiar tunes, transcriptions, as well as a LOT of original music written for flute ensembles.

Flute Choir Program Ideas   Flute Choir Programming Ideas

There are many different ways to approach programming for flute choir.  My taste is pretty eclectic, so I like to program a variety of styles of music.  My goal is to entertain and educate and open the ears and minds of both the audience and the members of the flute choir to appreciate and enjoy something new.  Most satisfying is when members of the flute choir tell me that a piece that they didn’t like at the beginning of the season has become one of their favorites.  Occasionally, I will program to a theme, but usually prefer to have a balance of transcriptions, arrangements, and original music.