I have been somewhat absent from the blogging sphere for a while (which has made a good change, actually, I think!) and sadly I'll be blogging very little (if at all!) over the next few weeks as I have exams which are rapidly approaching, and several other commitments. :)
In the meantime, however, I thought I'd share with you some versions from YouTube of some lovely tunes that I am attempting to learn on the flute. They are so pretty! But of course I love classical music so this may not be to everyone's taste! I hope you enjoy listening anyhow.
Concert in H moll: Concerto in B minor ~ Oskar Rieding
(It's actually arranged for a violin and piano, but mum and I are doing a flute/piano duet of it, which does pose some challenges such as *cough* octave jumping *cough*. It certianly suits the violin better, but still sounds lovely on the flute).
Sonate: G major ~ Georg Philipp Telemann
(Very pretty, but I would NEVER attempt to try and play some parts as fast as this flautist! :P I'm not that good yet!!!)
Plaisir d'Amour ~ Padre Martini
Entr'acte (Act III Carmen) ~ Georges Bizet
Loeillet Sonata C major ~ revised by Fritz Koschinsky
(Couldn't find a version on YouTube but it is one of my favourite pieces I'm learning at the moment, so if you ever find it, do listen to it!)
The Penguin Rag ~ Andrew Firth
(Yes, I know that this sounds horrible and electronic, but again it was really the only version I could find on YouTube. It gives you an idea of the tune, but just imagine it with a flute and piano - which makes it sound much nicer, trust me!)
Hope you enjoy listening to these!