Sunday, February 1, 2015

Concerto Time!

Every year my orchestra has what they call the Concerto Competition, which is where you take a concerto, learn it, and play it for a terrifying panel of judgeful judges. If they think you did well (or if you were playing a string instrument!) then you win and get to play your concerto in the next concert.
 Since next year is the last year I can play in the orchestra (it's a K-12 thing), I wanted to give it a shot. I have to concertos picked out to work on, here they are. :)

This first one is Concerto for Flute and Strings in F Major. It's other, cooler name though is The Sea Tempest. I was expecting something really dark and stormy sounding, but this is actually really happy. Still reminiscent of a sea storm though! The running scales at the beginning sound so windy, and all the tiddly flute bits remind me of waves spraying over the side of the boat! Very cool. :)

This other one is the one I would really like to play next year, though it is a bit harder than the previous one. It's actually played on a Piccolo, something I recently picked up, and it sounds so cool on a Piccolo. You can play it on a Flute, but there are a lot of octave jumps, and I think that low notes sound very striking on a Piccolo.

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