FATB Online - Play-Along: Koechlin, Sonate op. 75
This page contains all you need to know to help you prepare for the above Play-Along Class with FATB Online - I look forward to duetting with you!
Upon booking your place, you will have received an email confirming your participation in the workshop, and with all the instructions you need for getting online. Below, are links to the music required for this workshop, as well as some tips to help you prepare ahead of the day.
I look forward to duetting with you soon - enjoy your practising!
Zoë Booth, FATB Tutor
During the workshop we'll positively rehearse the three movements from Koechlin's Sonate pour deux flutes before a run-through to conclude. It will sound and feel like you and I are duetting live!
Please note that - following on from a previous class which focussed on the first two movements - this time we’ll spend most of the time rehearsing the third movement, Final, before a few quick pointers (or reminders for those who took part the first time) on the first two movements.
Click here to download the second movement, Allegretto Scherzando, from Sonate pour deux flutes op. 75
1. Please play flute 2 for the first and third movements, Assez Lent and Final; for the Allegretto Scherzando (second movement) please play flute 1. The first three lines of the first and third movements are for flute one alone, however you can either listen to these in the run-through or, if preferred, play-along.
2. You will be asked to mute your microphone whenever you play; this means that you won't be able to hear other class members (nor they you), however you will be able to hear and see me, allowing us to play in a live duet!
3. You are welcome to use your own copy of this music, if it matches exactly. Where scores are available as separate parts, it is highly recommended to use the full score, for extra cues from the other part.
4. The music is in the public domain (courtesy of www.imslp.org); if you wish to purchase your own copy, please click here for details.
5. There are no time signatures in this piece; instead count in crotchets in each movement. What look like breath-marks in the score suggest brief breaks in the continuity; there are no bar-numbers so we will number the staves; more guidance will be given in this during the class.
6. Leads onto the pauses and changes of tempo will be explained during the class. For this reason, and to maximise enjoyment, it is really helpful if you can clearly see and hear the class as you play: external speakers or headphones are recommended, or familiarise yourself with the volume controls on your device's own speakers; if you can place your screen where you can see it from your music stand (like setting up towards the conductor) that is useful too.
7. In the Assez Lent a metronome mark of 72 per quaver is a good guide; 72 per crotchet is ALSO a good aim for the Allegretto Scherzando. In the third movement, Final, a crotchet speed of 132 would be a worthy achievement. We're not here to break speed records, we're here to have a fun, satisfying and musical live ensemble session!