Paige Dashner Long arranged the finale from Dvorak's "New World" Symphony for the 2014 Metropolitan Flute Orchestra tour to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Built-in flexibility and a medium
This is a light original composition for flute choir that is meant to portray the happiness and quality of life in the USA. The work has intergenerational appeal with cheerful and lively melodies as well as
While Franz Liszt is best known for virtuoso piano music and turbulent tone poems, his later compositions are full of serene beauty, most notably the three volumes titled Years of Pilgrimage
This title may be easily recognized as the theme used in Ken Burns' TV chronicle The Civil War. This haunting melody works perfectly with flutes in a quartet setting or expandable flute choir group.
This is a fast piece that lays well under the fingers. The piece is a showcase for the flute choir and gives a demonstration of the various instruments of the ensemble. There are two short segments which
A jazz medley of Deck the Halls, Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
American composer Howard Hansen, born to Swedish immigrants in Nebraska, was one of the leaders of American Romanticism in classical composition. Clog Dance, originally written for piano, is a
From Swan Lake, Op. 20, this arrangement is written for 2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 3 alto flutes, bass flute and optional contrabass and contra alto flute. Great contrast is demonstrated in this
This is a fun traditional Welsh carol that lends itself well to a six part ensemble. The melody is passed throughout the group as they wander through several variations of the melody. "Fa-la-la-la-la!"
For many reasons, Christmas means joy. This tune, Ding Dong Merrily on High, is a wonderful musical snapshot of the whole season. In this arrangement, we hear church bells chiming, voices uniting
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