Monthly Archives: October 2013

Student Activities: Music by the Lake Camp

Are you in grade 6, 7 or 8? Looking for something amazing and musical to do this year?  Want to make new musical friends and spend a week (during school!) at the lake??  Check out Music by the Lake! The Music by … Continue reading

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Studio News: The Great Technique Challenge!

The Great Technique Challenge has begun!  We have nine students in the running this time around, and we can’t wait to see what all of you accomplish during the term. The prize box has been topped up with all sorts … Continue reading

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Great Music (Band): Puszta, Jan van der Roost

So much flavour in this one!

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Alternate Paths: Breton Music

The folk music of Brittany is part of the “celtic” music group, with close ties to Scottish and Irish traditional music.  The wooden flute is a relatively recent addition to the tradition, popularized by the incredible Jean-Michel Veillon. Another fantastic … Continue reading

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Sheet Music: Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre

As Halloween is coming awfully soon, many of my students have started asking about spooky music.  Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre definitely fits the bill; based on the legend in which Death appears at the stroke of midnight, calling people from … Continue reading

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Great Music (Choir): O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen)

No flute in this at all.  But this piece (and this choir!) definitely deserve a mention in our “great music” category.

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Favourite Flute Pieces: Mouquet, La Flute de Pan

Mouquet’s La Flûte de Pan is a delightful piece.  Here is the first movement for you to enjoy.

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