Dvořák 8 – Flute Orchestral Excerpts Series


It’s been a crazy few months, but I’m happy to finally have some time to return to blogging! We’ll pick up right where we left off in the series on orchestral excerpts, starting with the flute solo in the fourth movement of Antonín Dvořák’s (1841-1904) Symphony no. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163. Background Information…

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Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis – Flute Orchestral Excerpts Series

artwork for hindemiths symphonic metamorphosis

I am excited to release the background information and performance considerations on the flute excerpt from Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber as the fifth installment of the orchestral excerpt series! *One quick note before we start: Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis is not yet within the public domain, so I will not be sharing any images of…

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Brahms 4 – Flute Orchestral Excerpts Series

brahms 4

I figured it would be fun to have the fourth installment in the orchestral excerpts series be the solo from the fourth movement of Johannes Brahms’ fourth symphony! Like the other three blogs on orchestral excerpts, this one will start out with background information and the context of the solo.  Though Brahms wrote his fourth and final symphony in 1884 and…

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Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Flute Orchestral Excerpts Series

midsummer night scene

One of our most popular excerpts is the Scherzo from Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is commonly featured on audition lists because it showcases a flutist’s breath control, understanding of phrasing, and ability to tongue cleanly, lightly, and with a clear tone. If you’ve read the last two blogs on orchestral excerpts, you know…

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Ravel’s Bolero – Flute Orchestral Excerpts Series

ravel bolero

Next up in the orchestral excerpts series is Maurice Ravel’s Bolero! We actually have this excerpt for both flute and piccolo (granted the piccolo’s excerpt is not as exposed as the first flute’s), and the second flute also plays a major role at the beginning of the piece.  As stated in the first blog of this…

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