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Orchestral Excerpts for Flute

Orchestral Excerpts for Flute Purchase

Selected and annotated by
Jeanne Baxtresser
Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic
Piano Reductions by Martha Rearick

Published by Theodore Presser Company
588 No. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA

Reviews and Comments

“This book will be appreciated by professional flutists and all serious students of the flute. Congratulations to both Miss Baxtresser and Miss Rearick.”—Julius Baker

“…exciting, helpful …a wonderful addition to the teaching resources, particularly with the piano accompaniments.”—Bonita Boyd, Former Principal Flute, Rochester Philharmonic; Eastman School of Music

“…numerous excerpts from the most frequently required audition masterworks, enhanced by musically intelligent, playable piano reductions.”—Leone Buyse, Former Acting Principal Flute, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Rice University

“…it is simply a blessing to have at last such an intelligent and sensitive approach to these solos. Henceforth, it will not be excusable to give a blank look when asked the meaning of an Italian or German phrase, nor a puzzled one about who is playing what with the flute.”—Michel Debost, Former Principal, Orchestre de Paris; Conservatoire National de Paris, Oberlin Conservatory

“…a unique and valuable tool for aspiring orchestral flute players.”—Janet Ferguson, Principal Flute, Los Angeles Philharmonic

“The musical context supplied by the piano reductions and the excellent notes on performance make the preparation and performance of these excerpts much more complete and gratifying.”—Tim Hutchins, Principal Flute, Montreal Symphony; McGill University

“‘Learning to Take a Successful Audition’ and ‘Playing in an Orchestra’ are succinct and replete with good sense. Anyone contemplating taking an audition or even already in an orchestra would do well to review these comments and take them to heart! …a great selection of excerpts—all of which turn up on virtually every audition list …This should be the first compilation of orchestral excerpts obtained by any flutist serious about orchestral performance. It will prove to be a great resource throughout any career.”—Jeffrey Khaner, Principal Flute, Philadelphia Orchestra; Curtis Institute

“…a beautifully produced book. Its meticulous attention to detail sets a new standard of excellence …Among the ‘Top 32’ works represented in this volume are six that are appearing for the first time with piano accompaniment . . .”—Walfrid Kujala, Former Principal Flute, Chicago Symphony; Northwestern University

“Style is hard enough to convey in orchestral solo playing and I feel that this book is a great help.”—Peter Lloyd, Former Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Northern College Manchester

“…it clears out many misprints or mistakes in the orchestral parts that we use every day in orchestral life, without having to look into the score…[This] book explains maximum concentration, control and creativity ‘from inside the music’…”—Emmanual Pahud, Principal Flute, Berlin Philharmonic

“…I’m sure that it will quickly become the standard edition for anyone who is seriously preparing an orchestral audition.”—Michael Parloff, Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

“The excerpts are well chosen, and for my money, Ms. Baxtresser’s comments are right on the mark. Bravo!”—Donald Peck, Former Principal Flute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

“This book is a wonderful enrichment of the existing working materials.”—Wolfgang Schulz, Principal Flute, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

“I recommend it highly.”—Joshua Smith, Principal Flute, Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute of Music

“The piano reductions that provide the essential orchestral voices will be very helpful in meeting the needs of flute students preparing for flute auditions and professional positions. [The] performance and practice suggestions are priceless. I plan to use [this] book with my high school and college age students.”—Anne Diener Zentner, Principal Flutist, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Rice University, USC

Table of Contents

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • ‘Aus Liebe willo mein Heilland steren’ from St. Matthew Passion
  • Debussy, Claude
    • Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
  • Gluck, Christoph
    • Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Act II of Orpheus
  • Hindemith, Paul
    • Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Mahler, Gustav
    • Das Lied von der Erde
    • Movement VI, Der Abshied, excerpts with vocal cues
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
    • Carnival of the Animals, 10. Volière
  • Prokofiev, Sergei
    • Classical Symphony
    • Peter and the Wolf
  • Ravel, Maurice
    • Bolero
    • Daphnis et Chloe
  • Strauss, Richard
    • Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils
    • Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
  • Stravinsky, Igor
    • Chant du Rossignol
    • Firebird Suite, 1919 Version
    • Petrouchka, 1947 Revised Version
  • …plus more!

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