Flute Essays

  • The Flute

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    The Flute History of the Flute The flute is an aerophone instrument that belongs to the woodwind family. This instrument dows not use a reed unlike other members of its family. Sound is produced by the flow of air from its opening. Flutes are one of the earliest known instruments. The flute history goes back to about 900 B.C. in China. When flutes were first made they were made from a small animal's femur bone or wood. One of the first flutes were about 18.7 cm long, had three holes and was

  • Playing the Flute

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    laid out on display, only one caught my attention. I was thirteen at the time, and naturally, my eye was drawn to the shiniest of the group. I had never heard the sound of a flute before, aside from the cheap imitation of one on my family’s electronic keyboard. Nevertheless, I picked the pretty, gleaming, easy-to-carry flute on that first day of band class. Three years later, I can’t imagine playing anything else. What started off as blind luck and an attraction to shiny objects is now a part of

  • The Evolution of the Flute

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    in history is the flute. In fact, the flute family is one of the largest in the woodwind instrument family. There are countless sizes and shapes of different types of flutes. The flute has formed into its greatly known instrumentation of a beautiful, rich sound that has evolved since the beginning of 1320. The modern metal flute was invented in the nineteenth century by a young man named Theobald Boehm. “The flute has been around for a very long time, but the first metal flute was made by Theobald

  • The Flute Virtuosity: Johann George Tromlitz

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    mention his influential work on the flute. He reacts to these sentiments in the forward of one of his treatises, The Virtuoso Flute-Player (1791). Tromlitz wanted to be known as a master of the flute; he believed that his ideals were vital to the flute’s development and performance. He wrote several treatises where he speaks of the correct construction and performance of the flute, the core of his ideal. Although disputed, Tromlitz’s long-lasting impact on the flute community is absolutely indispensable:

  • The Influence Of The Magic Flute

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    In 1927, Edgar Istel wrote an article on Mozart 's opera The Magic Flute that stated "The Magic Flute represented his [Mozart 's] highest achievement in the realm of German opera." (Istel, 1927). This statement deemed The Magic Flute more powerful than his earlier works Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte, and Tito which were all set in an Italian opera style. Istel also states, "(…) he succeeded, in truly Shakespearian fashion, in combining into a complete picture of most unique sort the elements

  • Influence of Chinese Traditional Flutes

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    Chinese Traditional Flutes The Chinese flute is a beautiful instrument that can be dated back to Neolithic China. It is known for its sweet melodies and sounds that imitate nature (The Chinese Membrane Flute). Chinese traditional flutes greatly impacted the construction of the modern flute. Traditional flutes in China were made of animal bones and had holes to blow into, very much like the structure of the modern flute. World famous symphonies and orchestras use modern flutes to express sweet melodies

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

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    September 28th, 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his second to last piece with the support of Emanuel Schikaneder, a well known theatrical figure. The premiere took place two days after Mozart completed this work (Kennedy Center). The Magic Flute, one of Mozart’s most praised works, is an enduring allegory about the dichotomy of good versus evil. This well-known opera tells the story of a young prince who searches for true love, while another character, Papageno, acquires pleasures such as

  • Pan Flutes In Ancient Greece

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    Pan Flutes are primitive wind instruments that consist of various vertical pipes that increase/decrease in an order. The way a panpipe is played is simply by blowing over specific tubes. The origin of panpipes or pan flutes is thought to be in ancient Greece. The name “Pan Flutes” comes from the assumed origin of Greece. From what we are knowledgeable of, these flutes are named after, and associated closely with the God Pan. Pan also went by other names like Faunus and the roman name Panas. Pan

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

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    Countless dozens of Ph.D theses must be written about Mozart's The Magic Flute and yet it is so lively with elements of fantasy and free-flying imagination that it is often the first opera to which children are taken. It has a plot of such complexity that it takes several viewings for all but the most studious opera buffs to sort out the characters and follow the ins and outs of the multilevel story. At the same time it has so much easily accessible charm and so many glorious Mozart tunes that even

  • The Tin Flute Analysis

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    The Tin Flute Analysis The Tin Flute is a novel by Gabrielle Roy and was written in Quebec in World War 2 in 1945. This novel is about a girl named Florentine and how she becomes to be a mature young woman by realizing that a person’s imprison did not tell her how that person really feels and think; This novel also shows the effect of poverty and how it affects people and their family. The narrator speaks from an omniscient point of view, but is mostly from the perspective of Florentine. Florentine

  • The Magic Flute Research Paper

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    a magical yet dark universe in which two worlds, daytime and nighttime, collide. (Gauthier, Chagall Colour and Music) The Magic Flute was my favorite costumes out of the four ballets. Long an admirer of Mozart, Chagall enthusiastically accepted the invitation from Rudolph Bing, director of the New York’s Metropolitan Opera, to create a new production of The Magic Flute for the inaugural season of the Met’s new opera house at Lincoln Center. (T. L. Essay) Chagall ‘s sketches and designs for the stage

  • Comparative Study of the use of the Baroque and Modern Flute in Composition

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    Comparative Study of the use of the Baroque and Modern Flute in Composition A comparative study of the use of the barqoue and modern flute in composition, with specific reference to -- Sonata IV for flute and continuo by J.S Bach, and Sonata for flute and piano by Hindemith The baroque, or transverse flute is of great interest to me, mainly because of my own flute playing experience. Since listening to a concert which included both a modern orchestra and a baroque orchestra playing together

  • The Quota System In Foul Play: What's Wrong With Sport

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    In Foul Play: What’s Wrong with Sport, Joe Humphreys lists numerous reasons as to why sport is detrimental to society. His reasons range from sport being discriminatory all the way to sport promoting a decline into gang culture. While I disagree with Humphreys’ proclamation that sport is detrimental to society, there are unquestionably some components of sport which are detrimental to society, one of those components being the quota system. The quota system was introduced in South Africa after the

  • An Inside Look at Irish Music

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    about the folk, rock, punk and other genres of music in Ireland. Irish music is so important to our culture because Irish songs tell a story through songs and make them more appealing to the listeners.3 Some poplar instruments in Ireland are the harp, flute, tin whistle, fiddle, uilleann pipes, and bodhrán (Irish drum).1 The most popular musical instrument in Ireland is the harp. The harp, an ancient folk instrument, has a beautiful delicate sound when played. Harps are popular all around the world and

  • Main Items of Change in Bartok's Concerto

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    parallel moving chords are reminiscent of Debussy and impressionistic elements. In the recapitulation, all of the subjects are brought back in the wrong order. At 424, like 192, the chords between the flutes and oboe are spaced out, with the oboe between the flute parts, and the second flute playing very low. At this point, there are cross rhythms with t... ... middle of paper ... ...trong contrapuntal fugue with a bizarre village band type accompaniment. A series of octatonic scales

  • Bolivia Essay

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    different styles, and one of the most popular, is Saya. In Saya, like most of the music matches the dance. The main instruments are the flute and the drums. The men chant and the women dance dances that matches the music. The most popular music style is Diablada. This music is performed by a zampona musician (a pan flute made of reeds), a quena(a vertical flute), drums, trumpets, cymbals, and

  • Sixty-Four Counts

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    I absolutely hated Wednesdays. The section leader says it’s the one day we have to fix our problems as a section and perfect our parts; I say it’s his opportunity to scream in our faces and declare his ownership over the solos before the rest of us know about their existence. The rest of them say that he’s only the way he is because his mortal enemy joined “his” section this year. I don’t know who or what to believe. All the information hit me in the face the day after I was notified of the sudden

  • Flute Essay

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    The term “flute” refers to a woodwind instrument that is held horizontally while being played. The oldest flutes are said to be from 35,000 to 43,000 years old and were found in Germany. There are many names for flutes, such as the cross flute and the transverse flute. Around 1000 AD, in the 10th and 11th centuries, it seems that the flute disappeared then reappeared with the rise and fall of Rome. In 1670 the flute went from being one peice to three: the head, body, and foot joints. There are many

  • Flute Acoustics

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    A flute blows a rapid jet of air across the embouchure hole. The pressure inside the players mouth is above atmospheric (usually 1kpa: just enough to support a 10cm height difference in a water manometer). (http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/) The work done to accelerate the air in this jet is the source of power input to instrument. Sound requires an oscillating motion or air flow. In the flute, the air jet, and the resonance in the air in instrument produces an oscillating component of the

  • Intonation And Blend Of The Sartell High School Wind Ensemble

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    The introduction of Star Wars has a lot of energy and the volume is fantastic. You can clearly hear the articulations of the upper voices while having the strong support of the lower voices. There is nice balance when the flutes take the melody.