Our greatest resource is the music. This annotated repertoire list is searchable by type of technique used, specific instrument, compser and year of compostition. This is intended as a guide and resource and also as a living catalogue. We encourage new submissions to the list. Many thanks to Helen Bledsoe who has passed on her list to us to continue its growth.
Dif= Difficulty (I-IV)
PZ= Pizzicato (lip/tongue)
TR= Tongue Ram
WT= Whistle Tones
JW= Jet Whistle
KC= Key Clicks
FT= Flutter Tongue
P/G= Glissando/Pitch Bend
TPT= Trumpet Embouchure
I (Easy) Moderate tempo(s), straightforward rhythms (or rhythms completely free), mainly diatonic. All extended techniques, 1/4 or microtones are slow, so there is time to set them up.
II (Medium) Faster tempos, but the really rapid passages are diatonic/chromatic (no difficult microtonal passages), may include the more unusual time signatures.
III (Difficult) Includes rapid passages that may have some micro- or 1/4 tones, difficult multiphonics or other extended techniques, complex rhythms, may use 4th octave notes above high D.
IV (Very Difficult) May include rapid micro- or 1/4 tone passages, high degree of rhythmic complexity, extremes of range (may include extended passages above high D), difficult multiphonics, rapid changes from one extended technique to another, and a general high level of energy. These pieces should be real tests of endurance.
*SF indicates a piece which can be played on a student flute (closed-hole with C-foot).
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