Thanks to the overwhelming success of High Performance Flute, THE SEQUEL, is a new look at the repertoire for grade 5 and onwards. Once again studies and accompanied flute pieces form the basis with additional duet material and many complete works to enhance the learning experience. Where practical I have simplified the piano parts, to encourage young people playing together.
The Hallifax-born Professor Robert Winn has added a fourth book with new playing material to his series “The AMA Flute 2000“ (610209E). After “High Performance Flute“ (610260), which is suitable for beginners and intermediate level pupils (grades 3 – 4 – 5), now comes “High Performance Flute. The Sequel“, for grades 5 and above.
The book begins like the others with tips for daily practice (including octave changes). Pupils and teachers get 68 new pieces which have been partly reworked by Robert Winn, for example the Allegro Rondo of the “Trumpet Concerto“ by Johann Nepomuk Hummel or the “Bolero“ by Maurice Ravel. Just as in the first “High Performance“ book, the individual pieces also come with piano accompaniment. The CD includes around half of the pieces as a recording as well as further music material in the form of 28 duets as a PDF.
The pieces are from a range of time periods; from baroque to classic and from jazz to gospel - everything is included. A small sample: “Song of India“ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Cool Carmen“ by Georges Bizet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky and Giuseppe Verdi (“Il forza del destino“ and “Nabucco“), as well as the flautist and composer Louis Drouet (1792-1873) are all represented by their compositions.
This is a successful book which gives pupils and teachers new, challenging playing material which is also suitable for concerts and competitions.