Valley of the Giants



Flute solo work with piano accompaniment is mostly about the flute player learning to listen very carefully to the ensemble sound, to facilitate improvement in one’s intonation and rhythmical togetherness, and perhaps most importantly, the dynamic and tonal balance within the ensemble effect.

This piece in D major has a march feel, as one walks through the magnificent karri forests on the south coast of Western Australia. The music should flow effortlessly, with majesty and graceful certainty, like these spectacular trees as they reach to the heavens.

Keep the tempo steady and moving forward, and be particular about the dynamics. Applying dynamics and shaping phrases well is no easy task for the flute player, who must consider many technical elements, such as articulations, breath support, ornamentations, tempo changes, vibrato and the tapering of phrase ends on the longer notes requiring the lower lip position to push forward a little to prevent any flatness in the intonation as less air is pushed – let alone playing the right note at the right time in a fast moving piece.

The downloadable zip files for these flute solos with piano accompaniment, contain a pdf master score for the solo flute and the piano part, an individual flute solo pdf extract, an mp3 audio of the master score (flute & piano), as well as an mp3 flute solo backing track with only the piano accompaniment to assist practice.

sample audio

sample sheet music

Level of Difficulty: ★★★☆☆


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