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This week I will be discussing the Poulenc Sonata (Available on a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how can you not sing?. The following tracks will sound good when mixed with Ruth Kasckow – Francis Poulenc, Sonata: Cantilena, because they have similar tempos, adjacent Camelot. Download the interactive sheet music Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP – II. Cantilena by Poulenc – App available on PC, Mac, Android and iPad.

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This frees up tensions in the ring finger trilling the G, helping you to produce a faster and more effortless trill. Slurring the figures together will lead you to rush the phrase. Playing in the high register requires a very strong embouchure that directs a smaller, more pressurized air stream out and downward to prevent sharpness okay, I mean, MORE sharpness to an already sharp register.

Email required Address never poluenc public. For example, the phrase beginning at Rehearsal 8 starts clearly in F major but quickly modulates to what seems like D minor in measure 75, Poluenc minor beginning in measure 76, and F minor in measure Specific phrases that may be practiced in this fashion include measures and measure When you put this passage back and play as written, you will be able to hear the natural break in the chunks which will also help you to not rush the phrase.

The ever-so-slight difference between the articulations in the Poulenc and those in the Hue is that the Poulenc requires a more connected, legato style double tonguing to match the lyrical quality of the melody. Some trills are obviously easier and less taxing than others but many of the trills included in this piece are quite tricky. The phrase will sound more intense and rhythmically accurate. However, it is unknown whether this planned sonata is directly related to the published sonata.

Practice Blueprints – Poulenc Sonata | Rachel Taylor Geier

Your pianist, and plulenc audience, will be grateful! For example, in measure 7, the phrase in the middle of the bar begins on a low F and makes its way over 2 beats to a high Db.


Practice Blueprints — Bach Pooulenc No. In typical sonata fashion, this work features 3 movements in the traditional fast-slow-fast form. The same idea applies to your air. I like to practice these off the wall techniques whenever my husband is at the golf course and cntilena other living being besides poulrnc cat is within ear shot.

Jean-Pierre Rampal learned about the sonata in a phone call from Poulenc. This gives the note more stability through the use of an added vent, preventing it from cracking. The occasion was marked in his autobiography:. But when you are playing a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how can you not sing? Notify me of new comments via email. Are there any other passages in the Poulenc Sonata that you struggle with in your daily practice?

You cannot go from 20 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour on the highway all at once. Although each movement is structured fairly differently, the practice techniques discussed below can be applied across all movements. Pedal to the Metal — Have you practiced your flexibility exercises lately? This technique is not as straightforward on some trills and you may find yourself temporarily deferring your tension to the right hand pinky D key to free up trilling fingers for trills on notes such as C or B natural.

This is perfectly fine and will produce the same effect. Poulennc a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The duck face, as it pertains the cantileena playing, helps to produce a more resonant, darker high register that responds much easier to alterations in dynamics.

Flute Sonata (Poulenc)

Practice the figure slowly, resting where indicated, and increase the tempo until the separate figures fall perfectly under your fingers. You are commenting using your WordPress. Trill Trick — Another ornamental device used heavily throughout the Poulenc Sonata, cantilenna found consistently here in the opening movement, is the trill. Do what you can to fight your creative instinct and simply adhere to the music as written. With the exception of the high Fthis is probably the trickiest note on the flute because it has a terrible tendency to crack, even under the best conditions.


Spivacke again offered the commission in May, and this time Poulenc responded in August when he noted that the opera was in order and he could write something for him.

Sonata da camera Sonata da chiesa Sonatina Trio sonata. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Duck Lips — No, I am not talking about taking a flute selfie while you pay ppulenc 2 nd movement although if you must, I invite all duck face selfies to my blog. A good way to approach any trill is to focus your energy and strength on the higher note of the trill.

Poulenc: Flute Sonata, FP II. Cantilena, a song by Francis Poulenc, Emmanuel Pahud on Spotify

Fill in your details below or click pouenc icon to log in: There is a reason that Poulenc included the slurs in this passage. Cantileba indicate that Poulenc had had the idea to compose a flute sonata for a long time, which can be dated back to the year in a letter to the baritone Pierre Bernac.

List of sonatas Category: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was reported to be a rousing success. Are you ready to move those fingers?? The primarily difference between these scales and canti,ena ones that we examined in the Hue last week, are that these tend to morph from major to minor over the course of a phrase rather than staying primarily in a single tonality.

Notify me of new posts via email. The High E Trick — The Poulenc Sonata begins with a 32 nd note, 4 pitch, pick-up figure to the primary melody in the opening movement, beginning on a dreaded high E.

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