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The Melody Book by Sonja Giles

Flutists have been waiting decades for a book like this to shed light on Tone Development Through Interpretation. Giles book gives aria texts and translations, has easy to read and extensive accompaniment parts and invaluable guidelines in her book that are distilled...

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24 Little Melodious Studies

Trevor Wye and Robert Scott have provided easily piano accompaniments to each of the 24 Melodious Studies that underscore key musical ideas and highlight the musical lines. The flute melody’s rhythmic skeleton is sketched above the piano part. These accompaniments...

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Honoring Marcel Moyse

Honoring Marcel Moyse  Following in the Footsteps of a Master Along the Path to Tone Development Through Interpretation for the Flute A book of musical excerpts presented in a similar way to the Tone Development books by Cox's teacher, Marcel Moyse, including specific...

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William Bennett Presentation

Join us at the 2017 NFA Convention! The Marcel Moyse Society presents master teacher, international artist and former Moyse pupil, William Bennett Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:30am – 11:00am National Flute Association Convention Minneapolis, MN in the Grand Ballroom...

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Call for Moyse Society Newsletter Editor!

Is this the job for you? The Marcel Moyse Society has a tradition of publishing in-depth articles every year or so. We are looking for a new editor. The MMS will help solicit articles, we just need a skilled editor to put in proper format. It is a volunteer position...

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2016 Essay Contest Winner Lindsay Ann Leach-Sparks

1 - "How has Tone Development Through Interpretation helped me to develop as a musician?" “Tone Development Through Interpretation” has helped me to develop a strong sense of phrase direction, lyricism, and pacing. I have used these melodies to find a balance in the...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner Allison Jayroe

Twenty-Four Petite Melodic Etudes With Variations Moyse created these books as a way of finding a larger dramatic and emotional range on the flute. His goal was for flutists to find limitless possibilities with our tone colors, vibrato, and dynamic range. Describe a...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner David Lassila

I had not really experienced the teachings of Marcel Moyse until the beginning of this year. All of my previous teachers' influences stemmed from great flute players other than Moyse, such as Baker, Rampal, Taffanel and Gaubert, and so on. My only early exposure to...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner Jillian Storey

24 Petite Melodic Etudes Like any young flute player studying privately I began with Moyse’s long tone studies from De La Sonorite at a very young age but wasn’t told whose ideas I was following until later in my flute studies. Until more recently I was an impatient...

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