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The Texas All-State audition music is out for the 2014-15 school year. Check out these YouTube videos of this year’s music performed by the amazing Rachel Lopez. Thanks to her for sharing her beautiful music with us again this year. I hope you find them helpful.
Best wishes to you all on your audition!
Etude #1: C Major “Courante” by J.S. Bach, BWV 1012, performed by Rachel Lopez
Etude #2: Bb minor, Op. 107/28 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, performed by Rachel Lopez
Etude #3: C# minor, Op. 107/23 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, performed by Rachel Lopez
Check the TMEA website for official listings, errata, and performance guide.
Key: C Major
Etude Title: Courante
Tempo: Quarter Note = 100-132
Play from Beginning to End (no repeats)
M. 44 – the 6th note should be a high F (not a G)
Change the articulation of m. 35 to match the articulation of m. 37 and 39 (the second beat should be slurred in groups of 2)
All slurs indicate with dashed lines (e.g. m. 4) should be slurred as usual.
Piccolo: Play low Cs one octave higher (8va) than printed. (m. 8 & m. 72)
Key: Bb Minor
Etude Title: Op. 107/28
Tempo: Dotted eighth note 50-72
Play from Beginning to End
Clarifications: All slurs that end with a staccato note under a slur should be slurred into and released as a short note.
Play the last notes of all slurs this way, with or without the staccato release.
m. 2 – 14th note should be B-flat
m. 2 – last note should be a sixteenth note
m. 4 – 11th note is A-flat (the accidental does not carry across the octave)
m. 6 – 21st note should be G-flat
m. 8 – 17th note should be C-natural
m. 12 – The third slur of this measure should begin one note earlier (on high E-flat) and continue to A-flat as written
m. 16 – The last note is B-flat
m. 16 – Add a sixteenth rest after the last note
Piccolo: play as written
Key: C# Minor
Etude Title: Op. 107/23
Tempo: Quarter note 38-46
Play from beginning to end
m. 9 – omit the dots from the eighth notes in beats 2 and 3. (The resulting rhythm will be an eighth note and four 32nd notes, NOT a dotted eighth not and four 64ths)
m. 11 – the second to last note should be C-sharp
m. 3 and m. 12 – play the low C#s one octave higher (8va)
m. 15 – play the last 4 notes (G, F#, D, C#) one octave higher (8va)
m. 16 – play the 1st note (B#) one octave higher (8va)
m. 23, beat 3 – play the 1st 3 (D#, E, C#) notes one octave higher (8va)
m. 25 – play the last 12 notes (starting on the B-natural on the 2nd half of beat 2) one octave higher (8va)
m. 26 – play the C# one octave higher (8va)
Here’s some info on the upcoming Texas Flute Symposium. Looks like an amazing lineup, as always.
For more information, contact Dr. Julee Kim Walker, director of TSFS, at Julee.Walker@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5328 or visit TSFS webpage.