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 Post subject: Waltzes With Flutes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:50 pm 
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I wonder if people have favorite waltzes they play on the flute,
and if they would list a clip or a video in this thread.
I'm after more waltzes and would be grateful for whatever
contributions people offer. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 pm 
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I've been playing "Crested Hens" by Giles Chabenat as it was easy for my 9 yr. old son to learn on fiddle as well. Lovely folk-style tune, but technically a waltz, I believe. The sheet music can be found online. One version of it here on flute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RPK3J0U_V8


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:13 am 
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Here's my 'not very traditional' version of a pretty little waltz called
The Castle of Dromore

https://www.box.com/s/add5cdab34015c0b691b

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"Crested Hens" is a mazurka.

Two waltzes that go well together: "Farquhar and Hettie's Waltz" followed by "My Cape Breton Home".

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Most of the waltzes I play are either not waltzes (too old) or would generate groans of familiarity.

I have been enjoying learning the "Empty Wallet Waltz" (http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/9270 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca8iA9hel_Y ) One of the streaming services has the track by the band Krack that is mentioned on thesession


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:20 am 
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At first I was going to ask why you just didn't find your own favorite waltzes. There are surely plenty of them out there. When you ask such an open-ended question you're going to end up with just a bunch of "stuff." Like "what's your favorite ice-cream?" Why would you think that somebody else could find a gem that you couldn't find? But that's just me being snarky to poor old Jim Stone. So here are my favorite flavors.
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Every fluter should have "Happy to Meet," a gorgeous pure-drop CD from PJ Crotty (flute) and James (fiddle) and Carol (piano) Cullinan. This was recorded shortly before PJ died. They play "Patrick Kelly's," a gorgeous waltz that is played in sessions in No Clare.
Another waltz that is local to Clare is The Trip We Took Over The Mountain. I first heard it on The Hidden Note - Jaqueline McCarthy. It has also been recorded by Teada, and by Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin -- though the latter reeks of ego and is hardly noticeable as a waltz. Mick O'Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh have also recorded this on "Seven Years Of Listening - Scupc Tionól 2004 (Disc 1)," though I don't know how available that is.
Then, and this should appeal to Jim since it is American (written by Bob McQuillan), there is Amelia, a modern classic. It's been recorded by a number of people. At the Racket has a lovely, dramatic version in proper waltz tempo. The dots are here, along with half the story of how it came to be written: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/6939

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"Patrick Kelly's," a gorgeous waltz that is played in sessions in No Clare.


Which Kelly himself called 'My Heart is in the Highlands'.


The New Land is lovely too, brought here by Jackie Daly and now we all play it. Ditto for Metsakukkia and the Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen.

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Waltzes With Flutes
My favorite Kevin Costner movie!

http://www.bfv.com/waltz/

He goes wa wa wa wa, waltzing with flutes,
Raggy flutes, shaggy flutes, baggy flutes too ...

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I don't know if you learn tunes from the dots, Jim, or if you prefer not to, but if you do, the Waltz Book collections would keep you happily busy:http://www.bfv.com/waltz/

There's a lovely New Englandy one, "Emily's" in the first volume. And if you want to go a little off track (and find some use for those keys), the Barnes Book of English Country Dance Tunes has some nice ones.

And thanks to David for his recommendations.

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JS wrote:
the Waltz Book collections would keep you happily busy:http://www.bfv.com/waltz/

There's an echo around here. :-)

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MTGuru wrote:
JS wrote:
the Waltz Book collections would keep you happily busy:http://www.bfv.com/waltz/

There's an echo around here. :-)


Must be the sound of cordial consensus, so rare in public discourse these days!

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Thanks to all. Here's the New South Waltz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94ORacuMxys


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I second Peter's recommendation of The New Land. Title song on the album by Touchstone.

Leon's Waltz, written by Loretto Reid, I think it's on the first Woodenflute album. http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2092

Waltz of the toys (Valse des Jouets), a Quebecois tune. Various versions at JC's abc tunefinder

It's not a waltz per se, but Carolan's The Faerie Queen is a lovely tune. My favorite version is on Chris Norman's Man with the Wooden Flute.

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I'm not at all a fan of waltzes, especially in sessions, but 3 I do have a lot of time for are "Tommy Bhetty's", "Aggie's" [ as played by Seamus Egan on his 1st solo recording ], and "Mrs Crotty's", known as "The Speaking Waltz" in Donegal.

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I recently learned the Oot Pik waltz, a canadian composition by Frankie Rogers. (this is the video I learned from) http://youtu.be/zoh6mgqJ4Lw


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