Solos for Flute, Collection 4: American Melodies to 1865 by Clark Kimberling. For Flute. Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Folk. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 52 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22011).
ISBN 9780786681068. Folk. 8.5" x 11" inches.
These 45 early-American melodies work especially well on the modern flute. They provide excellent material for developing skills in rapid tonguing, phrasing, and extended breath 8 controlMany of these melodies have roots in the Old World. For example, "La Cachucha," "La Cracovienne," and "La Smolenska" were brought to America by the amazing ballerina Fanny Elssler. (For her White House performance, Congress adjourned early!) A separate recorder edition is available.