This week I will be discussing the Poulenc Sonata (Available on a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how can you not sing?. The following tracks will sound good when mixed with Ruth Kasckow – Francis Poulenc, Sonata: Cantilena, because they have similar tempos, adjacent Camelot. Download the interactive sheet music Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP – II. Cantilena by Poulenc – App available on PC, Mac, Android and iPad.

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Email required Address never made public. One of my favorite exercises to canttilena my students is to create a story for the music they play.

Playing in the high register requires a very strong pouldnc that directs a smaller, more pressurized air stream out and downward to prevent sharpness okay, I mean, MORE sharpness to an already sharp register.

I like to practice these off the wall techniques whenever my husband is at the golf course and no other living being besides my cat is within ear shot. In AprilCnatilena Spivackea spokesperson for the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congresswrote a letter to Poulenc offering a commission for a piece of chamber music for a festival going to take place in October List of sonatas Category: Analyze the rest of this brief, melodic section and half of your work will already be done for you! Duck Lips — No, I am not talking about taking a flute selfie while you pay the 2 nd movement although if you must, I invite all duck face selfies to my blog.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This gives the note more stability through the use of an added vent, preventing it from cracking.

The ever-so-slight difference between the articulations in the Poulenc and those in the Hue is that the Poulenc requires a more connected, legato style double tonguing to match the dantilena quality of the melody. Notify me of new comments via email.

Hope all of my Northwest readers are braving the rain and wind successfully. Have any of the above tips worked for you? Notify me of new posts via email. Sources indicate that Poulenc had had the idea to compose a flute sonata for a long time, which can be dated back to the year in a letter to the baritone Pierre Bernac. Use this chunking method to practice the other technical phrases in this movement.


The practice suggestions below are a bit more straightforward and compact than last week because this work is based on shorter units of ideas rather than longer, larger concepts.

This frees poulejc tensions in the ring finger trilling the G, helping you to produce a faster and more effortless trill. This pouelnc uses Akismet to reduce spam. Articulate the Beginnings of Each 16 th Note Groupings. For example, if you are trilling from a mid-range G to a mid-range A, squeeze the muscles in the finger holding down the A key left hand, middle finger with more force than the other fingers.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Learn how your comment data is processed. The same figure appears in various transpositions and abbreviations throughout the first movement, therefore controlling that pesky high E is of the utmost importance and you thought you could fudge it just a little bit longer!

The phrase will sound more intense and rhythmically accurate. Trill Trick — Another ornamental device used heavily throughout the Poulenc Sonata, and found consistently here in the opening movement, is the trill. The Poulenc Sonata includes a number of double tonguing passages that are marked with the same ominous slashes through already fast moving notes that we saw last week in the Hue Fantasie.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But when you are playing a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how cantilenx you not sing? The occasion was marked in his autobiography:. Cantilna Read Edit View history. Welcome to another Flute Friday! You cannot go from 20 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour on the highway all at once.

Do what you can to fight your creative instinct and simply adhere to the music as written.


Poulenc – Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP 164 – II. Cantilena

You are commenting using your Twitter account. A good practice is to keep the dynamic a bit softer than marked to ensure that you use your air effectively until the end of the phrase. The same idea applies to your air. For more of a challenge, and if you want to further embarrass yourself, attempt to sing the melody and play the notes at the same time. Weird but highly effective! Well, I’m going to,’ he said. Sonata for Flute and Piano Music Sales Americaa seminal work from the French flute canon, loved and performed by flutists all over the world I promise next week I will discuss a work from somewhere other than France!

Practice Blueprints – Poulenc Sonata | Rachel Taylor Geier

Throughout the next few years, Poulenc had intended to resume the work as stated in his letters to cantilwna publisher inand Create your best duck face when playing this movement and you will also create your best sound quality in the high register. Find a way to make the music fit to a soundtrack of your life.

Slurring the figures together will lead you to rush the phrase. Just be sure to release the tension placed on this finger after the conclusion of the trill.

What other practice techniques do you use for the Poulenc Sonata?

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Your pianist, and your audience, will be grateful! The best way to practice moving your air quickly yet efficiently poulfnc the low to the high is to think of your air as a gas pedal.

Okay, before you panic, quickly identify the places you know you will rush.

Specific phrases that may be practiced in this fashion include measures and measure