Overtones – A Comprehensive Flute Series
Composed by The Royal Conservatory
Published by Frederick Harris Music
It is with great enthusiasm that The Royal Conservatory presents this inaugural edition of Overtones: A Comprehensive Flute Series. It is hoped that this groundbreaking new series will address the need for a single collection of quality educational materials to foster musical development and instill appreciation of the richness and diversity of music written for flute. The series is built on the premise of nurturing well-rounded musicianship, giving teachers and students everything they would expect in a comprehensive pedagogical resource along with a chance to explore their potential, push their boundaries, and broaden their horizons. Each piece has been carefully selected to ensure an expansive representation of musical styles from all eras. Students will encounter standard repertoire from well-known composers as well as exciting contemporary works from North America and around the world. An integral counterpart to the Flute Repertoire, Flute Studies, and Orchestral Excerpts book, this thorough resource presents scales and arpeggios with recommended articulation patterns, ranges, keys, and tempos. Technical elements are introduced in a natural, cumulative sequence, and are summarized in easy-to-read overview charts at every level.