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14 Advanced Christmas Favorites - Flute

Flute Solo and Play-Along Orchestrations

By Sean O'Loughlin

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Flute
Flute Solo and Play-Along Orchestrations. Arranged by Sean O'Loughlin. Book and play along CD. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.WF134).

Item Number: CF.WF134

ISBN 9780825890376.

Tired of all the Christmas solo books written for young or intermediate students? Are you always looking for something more sophisticated? 14 Advanced Christmas Favorites is the answer. Arranger Sean O'Loughlin has created a book of distinctive and elegant arrangements of 14 classic Christmas carols, fully orchestrated for the more advanced player. The book also includes a play-along CD of piano accompaniment MP3s. These arrangements are perfect for holiday time church services and concerts. Includes such favorites as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and more.

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  • 4

    Flutiste
    Location:
    Western Rocky Mountains
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
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  • 4

    Flutiste
    Location:
    Western Rocky Mountains
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 02, 2016 Show-stopping arrangements!

    Love these interesting arrangements with orchestral accompaniment! I played them w/ the CD as background music at a noisy cocktail party, and I got applause! HOWEVER, improvements could be made to this edition to help the flutist stay synchronized with the CD accompaniment! Orchestral cues would be VERY helpful for...

    the intros and tempo changes. At times, it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to tell where the orchestra is -- ie. I spent 1/2 hour trying to decipher the highly syncopated, off-beat intro to "We 3 Kings". (Welcome back to Music dictation 101!) Plus, the orchestral attacks are so indistinct in some of the tempo changes, that it's difficult to tell where the beat is! In addition, the flute entrance in "I Saw 3 ShIps" is accompanied by random accents which, without an indication of the steady beat, are practically impossible to synchronize with. Despite this criticism, I think this book is FABULOUS! I wish the arranger would create a book of POPULAR Christmas/wintertime songs, too.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • November 12, 2012 Definitely Advanced

    These arrangements are awesome! They are very challenging for me and I hope I have them mastered by Christmas time! I have many play along flute books. This one I believe is in a league of its own. The CD only has accompaniment tracks which are beautiful but no track...

    with someone playing the solo part. If you enjoy Christmas music and enjoy playing challenging parts, this book is for you. The background orchestra music is amazing. The only song I am not familiar with in this book is Patapan. The others are carols I've heard before. Gotta run! I have a deadline to get these mastered!!!...which is definitely challenging but fun.

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