FATB Online - Play-Along: Mozart "The Magic Flute"
'Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton' & 'Due feines Taubchen, nur herein'
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 two above movements from Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute' before a run-through to conclude. It will sound and feel like you and I are duetting live!
1. Please play flute 1 in both movements.
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; if so, make sure you have bar numbers in place for each movement, for ease of rehearsal. 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, although editions are subject to copyright, which is why I've sent you copyright-free editions of each movement from www.flutetunes.com
5. If you wish to include the little notes, they are mostly appoggiaturas, played on the beat and taking half the value of the note that follows; the exception is the three notes in bar 22 of 'Du feines...' which are played just before the note.
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 'Wie stark...' a metronome speed of 92 per crotchet is a good guide; 120 per crotchet is a good aim for 'Du feines...' We're not here to break speed records, we're here to have a fun, satisfying and musical live ensemble session!
Click here to listen to Du feines Taubchen, nur herein from The Magic Flute by Mozart (we are not aiming to play it this fast)