20 Little Etudes, Op. 132
Composed by Giuseppe Gariboldi (1833-1905)
Edited by Karl Kraber
Published by International Music Company
Giuseppe Gariboldi was a prolific composer of etudes for the flute, from studies for the absolute beginner all the way to many highly virtuosic ones. This tuneful collection of 20 etudes, Opus 132, would be ideal for any student in their second or third year of study (or even long after). Only going from C major and A minor to four sharps and four flats, they are similar, but less difficult than the Berbiguier etudes, not as programmatic as the Kohler “Romantic Etudes” and, also like those two, with a much simpler harmonic language than any of the Andersen etudes.
The editor hopes that many of Garibildi's breaths can be avoided, making longer phrases possible. The hopefully unnecessary breaths have been enclosed in parentheses (') as are any other editorial suggestions concerning articulation, dynamics or tempo, etc.. Breath marks added by the editor are enclosed in brackets ['].
– Karl Kraber