The Young Flute Player (bk5) Intermediate Duets and Trios by Karen North
This book of Duets and Trios (Grade 1 – Grade 3 level) makes it easy for students to follow their ensemble part by using colour coded clefs/key signatures.
The music covers a wide range of composers, as well as traditional tunes from around the world. There is a selection of festive music, a section of rounds (3-part, 4-part), plus there are warm up exercises, each focusing on one aspect of ensemble technique.
The arrangements work well with anything from two players up to a large flute choir/ensemble. Many pieces offer maximum flexibility as they can be played as a trio; OR the blue and red parts are harmonically complete to be played as a duet; OR there are also optional piano parts for some pieces, to be found in Book 3 (accompaniments).
There are free recordings of all the duets and trios on The Young Flute Player YouTube channel. These videos can be adjusted to any speed, so are great for students to practise their part at home.
This ensemble book can be used either independently, or in conjunction with the tutor/method books in The Young Flute Player series.
Grade 1 to Grade 3 level
26 duets and trios
8 warm-up exercises
Keys up to two sharps or flats
Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, C, 2/2
Pitch range from Middle C, to F above staff (Note- Middle C is optional – students are given the choice of an alternate note).