Atlanta Flute Club
Bach, JS :: Partita a-Moll [Partita in A minor] BWV 1013
Partita a-Moll [Partita in A minor] BWV 1013
The Partita was virtually unknown until 1917 when the manuscript (call number: Mus. Ms. Bach P 968) was acquired by the then Royal Library in Berlin from the heirs of the former Thomaskantor and avid Bach collector Wilhelm Rust (1822-1892). For this reason, the Partita for Flute, BWV 1013 was not included in the pioneering Gesamtausgabe der Bachgesellschaft finished in 1900. It seems possible that Wilhelm Rust intentionally withheld the piece from publication despite the fact that he had generously supported the Bachgesellschaft edition in its early stages.
Today the Partita is well known, though it is worth remembering that this piece is one of the latest additions to the canon of Bach's works. Barenreiter Urtext presents this detailed edition with full historical attention to detail.
Donjon, J :: Offertoire Op. 12
Offertoire Op. 12
From the publisher, Gerard Billaudot, Johannes Donjon’s Offertoire Op. 12 is a stunning work for flute and piano. One can perform the Offertoire, Op. 12 by Johannes Donjon for a church offertory as its title suggests or a solo festival. The accompaniment is originally for harmonium, a small organ, but is usually played on piano. Rated Level G by the National Flute Association, it is more advanced than the same composer’s Pastorale No. 1: Pan!, especially in its demands for a full singing tone in the flute’s low register and for breath control in long phrases. Johannes Donjon (1839-1912), whose name means the keep or tower of a castle in French, was principal flutist of the Paris Opera Orchestra and a student of Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865), a long-time professor at the Paris Conservatory in the days before the modern Boehm flute was adopted. Along with the popular Offertoire and Pan! Donjon wrote eight Etudes de salon and many other flute works that are hardly known today. - Professor Leonard Garrison
Faure, G :: Fantasy, Op. 79
Fantasy, Op. 79
International Music Company presents Gabriel Faure's 'Fantasy, op. 79' for flute and piano, edited by Karl Kraber.
Gabriel Faure's Fantasy, Opus 79, was composed as one of the great competition pieces for the Paris Conservatory and has remained a staple of the repertoire since. For flute and piano.
Hailstork, A :: Yuhwa (The Goddess of the Willow Trees)
Presser Publications presents Adolphus Hailstork's 'Yuhwa (The Goddess of the Willow Trees)' for solo flute.
In Korean mythology, Yuhwa was the daughter of a River God, tricked into marrying the Sun God. She escaped back to her homeland and gave birth to a son who became the founder and monarch of Korea’s northern kingdom. The symbolic willow tree is considered a source of healing in Korean folklore and elsewhere around the world.
Hailstork’s 6-minute depiction is a luscious mix of innocent (and catchy) melody, blended with fascinating drama and texture to create a concert work that both stands on its own as pure music and depicts the legend of the goddess Yuhwa.
Vivaldi, A :: Konzert [Concerto] in C Major, op. 44, No. 11 (RV 443/PV79)
Konzert [Concerto] in C Major, op. 44, No. 11 (RV 443/PV79)
Antonio Vivaldi presents the Concerto in C Major RV 443 for sopranino (or treble) recorder and basso continuo, here in an arrangement for piccolo and piano.
Carl D. Hall Piccolo Competition
For full time high school and college students through age 29 by 3/22/2022
The Atlanta Flute Club is pleased to announce the Carl D. Hall Piccolo Artist Scholarship, given in memory of Carl D. Hall, one of our founding members and an avid supporter of the Atlanta Flute Club. The competition is open to full-time high school and college students who have not reached their thirtieth (30th) birthday. Applicants must be members of the Atlanta Flute Club and be current in their dues obligations. Applicants, your membership fee will be automatically added to your application fee at checkout. The competition will be by video audition (one take only), judged by a committee. The scholarship consists of a $500 cash prize to be used to further the winner’s music education, a custom piccolo headjoint from Pettry Piccolos, and a 30-minute piccolo recital at the 2022 Flute Fair.
The deadline for recorded audition submission is January 5, 2022, and there is a $40 application fee due upon submission.
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major, RV 443, I. Allegro, II. Largo, with ornamentation on repeats (tuttis are not required)
- A contrasting work written after 1950 of the performer's choice
Junior Artist Competition
For 5th through 12th graders
The Atlanta Flute Club is pleased to announce its Junior Artist Competition, Middle School and High School divisions. The Middle School division is open to students from 5th grade through 8th grade, the High School division is open to students from 9th grade through 12th grade. Applicants and teachers must be local members of the Atlanta Flute Club and be current in their dues obligations. Applicants and teachers must be members of the Atlanta Flute Club (including Georgia and Southern states). Applicants, your membership fee will be automatically added to your application fee at checkout. A preliminary recorded AUDIO ONLY ONE-TAKE audition is required. A committee will judge the preliminary audition, and three finalists will be chosen to compete in the final round. Students may enter either the Junior Artist Competition or the Young Artist Competition, but may not apply for both.
*Due to Covid-19, the Junior Artist Competition will take place fully online this year.*
High School Division
- First place - $150
- Second place - $100
- Third Place - $75
Middle School Division
- First place - $100
- Second place - $75
- Third Place - $50
The deadline for preliminary recorded audition submission is January 5, 2022, and there is a $25 application fee due upon submission. *Piano accompaniment required.*
Middle School Division Repertoire:
- Johannes Donjon, Offertoire
High School Division Repertoire:
- Gabriel Faure, Fantasie
Young Artist Competition
For full time high school and college students through age 29 by 3/22/2022
The Atlanta Flute Club announces its twenty-second annual Young Artist Competition. We are also pleased to share that this year, we are in partnership with the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia so that competitors can take advantage of shared repertoire for the preliminary round across competitions.
The competition is open to full-time high school and college students who have not reached their thirtieth (30th) birthday. Applicants must be members of the Atlanta Flute Club and be current in their dues obligations. Applicants, your membership fee will be automatically added to your application fee at checkout. A preliminary recorded AUDIO ONLY ONE-TAKE audition is required. A committee will judge the preliminary audition, and three finalists will be chosen to compete at the AFC Flute Fair in 2022.
First place - $1200
Second place - $500
Third place - $250
The first place winner will be featured in recital at the 2023 Flute Fair. Please note that finalists will be required to register for the 2022 Flute Fair. The deadline for preliminary recorded audition submission is January 5, 2022, and there is a $50 application fee due upon submission. The three finalists will compete at the 2022 Flute Fair, each presenting a 25-30 minute program of their own choice. Finalists will be notified by February 1, 2022.
Preliminary Round Repertoire Requirements:
- J.S. Bach, Partita in A minor: Allemande (with first repeat)
- Adolphus Hailstork: Yuhwa (The Goddess of the Willow Trees)
- winner, NFA 2020 Newly Published Music Competition, solo flute
- Entrant's Choice: may be selected from any musical era. Choice Piece must be an original work composed for solo flute or flute and piano (transcriptions are not acceptable), and may not exceed 12 minutes in length (entrants may select one or more movements from a multi-movement piece); If the Choice Piece is composed for flute and piano, it must be performed with the accompaniment.