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The NFA 20th-Anniversary Anthology of American Flute MusicEdited by John SolumPublished by Oxford University Press, 1993Hardcover, SCORE ONLY
Introduction: This volume of music by eighteen of America's most distinguished composers marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the National Flute Association. The works, all but one of which have never before been published, encompass a broad diversity of compositional styles and span six decades, from Quincy Porter's Blues Lointains, written in Paris in 1928, to compositions completed in 1989 by Milton Babbitt, Ezra Laderman, Mel Powell, and Harvey Sollberger. The works in this anthology were selected by the Special Publications Committee of the National Flute Association from over 250 compositions. Because of space considerations, no concertos or sonatas are included, and the instrumentation never exceeds four instruments. The pieces published here clearly demonstrate the quality, technical mastery, and seriousness of American musical composition in the twentieth century. All the composers have also had outstanding careers as educators, which gives us faith that the very high compositional standards now established in America will be carried on by future generations.
Contents:Hugh Aitken - Pastiche, for Piccolo and PianoMilton Babbitt - Soli e Duettini, for Flute and GuitarDavid N. Baker - Inspiration, for Flute and PianoEmma Lou Diemer - Suite "Hommage to Hindemith," for Flute and PianoVivian Fine - Emily's Images, for Flute and PianoRoger Goeb - Two Divertimenti, for Two FlutesJohn Heiss - Chorale; Multiples, for Solo FluteExra Laderman - Epigrams and Canons, for Two Baroque FlutesJohn Anthony Lennon - Echolalia, for Solo FluteOtto Luening - Serenade, for Flute and PianoJoyce Mekeel - Rune, for Flute and PercussionLionel Nowak - Short Suite, for Flute and PianoQuincy Porter - Blues Lointains, for Flute and PianoMel Powell - Three Madrigals, for Solo Flute/Alto FluteGunther Schuller - Adagio, for Flute and String TrioJoseph Schwantner - Soaring, for Flute and PianoHervey Sollberger - Aurelian Echoes, for Flute and Alto FluteRichard Wilson - Flutations, for Solo Flute