The Orchestral Flute Practice Book
The Orchestral Flute Practice Book
Compiled and edited by: Trevor Wye/Patricia Morris
- The Orchestral Flute Practice Book 1
- The Orchestral Flute Practice Book 2
These books cover all aspects of orchestral flute playing from standard orchestral repertoire to less familiar melodies from across the centuries. Guidance and tips are given on approaching excerpts more effectively.
Trevor Wye and Patricia Morris set out to change this habit. This volume looks at issues common to flautists in an Orchestra such as the middle and upper registers, cadenzas, orchestral duets and trios, the Austro-German School and contemporary orchestral writing. Extracts from popular orchestral works with Flute solos (by composers N-Z) are introduced and regular practice is encouraged. The authors’ extensive orchestral experience showing in the notes, practical information, hints and comments included throughout the book make The Orchestral Flute Practice Book invaluable to students and professionals alike.
Trevor Wye, a British flautist born in 1935, is a professional flautist, teacher, author, and editor. He is known for his technical and repertoire books for the flute, particularly the widely popular “Practice Books for Flute” series, which has been translated into eleven languages. Additionally, he founded the British Flute Society and established the International Summer School for Flute.
Wye began learning the flute at the age of 15 and received private instruction from renowned flautists Geoffrey Gilbert and Marcel Moyse. He worked as a freelance chamber and orchestral player in London for many years and has recorded numerous solo performances. He also served as a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music in London and taught at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for 21 years, where he focused on flute teaching, chamber music coaching, and conducting the RNCM Wind Band.
Wye continues to travel around the world, offering masterclasses in Europe, the USA, and Japan. His contributions to flute education and music have been highly regarded, and he remains actively involved in sharing his expertise and passion for the flute.
Patricia started as a piccolo player in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and later freelanced with major symphony orchestras in England, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Principal Piccolo.
In addition to performing, Patricia is passionate about teaching and conducts masterclasses at various conservatoires and courses across Europe. She has authored The Piccolo Study Book and collaborated with Trevor Wye on the Orchestral Study Books for Flute, Alto Flute, and Piccolo.
Driven by her interest in the impact of bodily tensions on musical performance, Patricia trained as a Feldenkrais practitioner. She helps musicians overcome habitual patterns that hinder their playing. Patricia has served as the Feldenkrais practitioner at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin since 2001.
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