Vocalise – Baroque Arias for Flute
Guided and Edited by Elizabeth Walker
Elizabeth Walker presents this guided collection of Baroque arias, selected to enhance tone and inspire the expressive use of air. As a baroque flute expert, Walker directs these arias especially towards the baroque flute player, but they are equally lovely and useful for develoing period expression on the modern concert flute.
These arias are steeped in baroque period style, and Walker guides the expressive use of vibrato, subtle use of inegale (swung beats), the use of ornamentation, and more. Each aria is presented with the original lyrics, an ornamentation guide, new appropriate accompaniments, and new markings that allow an understanding of the musical phrasing.
Additionally, the first aria is presented as a duet (or trio), to further ease the student’s understanding by matching the teacher’s ornamentation and phrasing.
Baroque Vocalise Exercises and Guide
Vos mespris chaque jour – Michel Lambert
Cruelle Mere des Amours from Hippolyte et Aricie – Jean-Philippe Rameau
Caro Sposa from Rinaldo – Georg Frederic Handel
Waft her, angels from Jephtha – Georg Frederic Handel
Che faro senza Euridice? from Orphe et Euridice – Christoph Willibald Gluck
Aria on Che faro senza Euridice – Theobald Boehm