Dedicated to flutist/piccoloist John Bailey. Chutzpah! is an audacious “tour de force” with exciting contrasts, zesty rhythms, and passages featuring elaborate and dashing technical prowess. "A great concert feature, contest piece, and is an excellent choice for an audition." Piccolo and Piano. Grade 6. Duration 5'40".
For piccolo, clarinet, and piano. This riveting work showcases the piccolo and clarinet, exploring their different registers and colors. It provides exciting contrasts between lyrical and technical sections. Night Flight was commissioned for the 1999 National Flute Association Convention in Atlanta and was premiered at the event by Rebecca Arrenson, piccolo; Robert E. Price, clarinet; & Paula Peace, piano. Recorded by Lois Herbine, piccolo; Allison Herz, clarinet; and Charles Abramovic, piano on the critically-acclaimed Crystal Records CD "TAKE WING". Grade 5-6. Duration 6'.
For piccolo and piano. Three Sketches is intended to show different facets of the piccolo. Movement I, Dusk, focuses on the gentle sounds of the low register in the quite atmosphere of evening. Movement II, Hide and Seek, is swift and short, with unexpected turns and reverses. The last movement recalls the use of high flutes in Latin music, and is based on a common Cuban dance rhythm.
Following the success of Orchestral Excerpts for Flute, Theodore Presser Company presents Orchestral Excerpts for Piccolo. 36 of the most common orchestral piccolo audition excerpts are represented with solo part, piano reduction, and practice and performance commentary from Jack Wellbaum, longtime piccoloist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and teacher at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.