The National Flute Choir, conducted by Amy Rice Blumenthal, is a group of 20 professional flutists from across the USA. Representing 14 states, they come from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Southern California, and many points in between. The flutes played include Piccolo, Eb Flute, C Flute, Flute d’Amour, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and Contrabass Flute, representing a span of six octaves.
High Altitude is the fourth CD recorded by The National Flute Choir. The success of its first two CDs, Over the Edge and Romancing the Flute, recorded in 1999, in addition to its third CD, entitled Christmas Flutes, released October, 1999, has encouraged the group to record more of the many original works composed for flute ensembles. ALRY Publications invited the players back to Charlotte, NC, where they once again spent an intense two days rehearsing and recording before traveling to Atlanta, GA to perform at the National Flute Association convention. The result is High Altitude, a unique recording displaying the brilliant virtuosity of the flute choir.
Burnette – Stained Glass Images
McMichael – La Lune et Les Etoiles
Fritter – Five Pieces for Flute Choir
Schwartz – Harlequin Suite (v.1)
Schwartz – Harlequin Suite (v.2)
Louke – Suite Butterfly
Borwick – Silver Winds