NFA Anthology of American Flute Music
National Flute Association
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The NFA 20th-Anniversary Anthology of American Flute Music
Edited by John Solum
Published by Oxford University Press, 1993
Hardcover, SCORE ONLY

      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.

Hugh Aitken - Pastiche, for Piccolo and Piano
Milton Babbitt - Soli e Duettini, for Flute and Guitar
David N. Baker - Inspiration, for Flute and Piano
Emma Lou Diemer - Suite "Hommage to Hindemith," for Flute and Piano
Vivian Fine - Emily's Images, for Flute and Piano
Roger Goeb - Two Divertimenti, for Two Flutes
John Heiss - Chorale; Multiples, for Solo Flute
Exra Laderman - Epigrams and Canons, for Two Baroque Flutes
John Anthony Lennon - Echolalia, for Solo Flute
Otto Luening - Serenade, for Flute and Piano
Joyce Mekeel - Rune, for Flute and Percussion
Lionel Nowak - Short Suite, for Flute and Piano
Quincy Porter - Blues Lointains, for Flute and Piano
Mel Powell - Three Madrigals, for Solo Flute/Alto Flute
Gunther Schuller - Adagio, for Flute and String Trio
Joseph Schwantner - Soaring, for Flute and Piano
Hervey Sollberger - Aurelian Echoes, for Flute and Alto Flute
Richard Wilson - Flutations, for Solo Flute

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