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— The scope of the flute's range of
expression is astonishing to me.

Flint Juventino Beppe

Solo - Duo – Chamber Music - Flute & Orchestra



  




Flute Mystery

Remote Galaxy


Emily Beynon, flute 
Catherine Beynon, harp 
Philharmonia Orchestra 
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Flint Juventino Beppe, composer
Nominated for Grammy awards in 2010 and 2015
«Flute Mystery» Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Cat. No. 2L58SABD | Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD | 2L-100-LP


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Table Of Contents


«Über der Wiese schwebend» Op.88 (Flute Choir)

«Flute Mystery» Op.66 (Flute, Harp and String Orchestra)

«Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70

«Flute Concerto No.2» Op.80

«Daughter of Deepest Woods» Op.80b (Flute)

«Warning Zero» Op.54b (Flute solo)

«Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40 (Flute and Piano)

«High Mountains of Music» Op.8 (Flute and Piano)

«Parting» Op.20b (Flute and Piano)

«Moment Alone» Op.55 (Flute and Cello)

«Vicino alla Montagna» Op.58a (Flute, Soprano and Organ)

«A Piccolo Poem» Op.72 (Piccolo)



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«Über der Wiese schwebend» Op.88

The composition is written for – and dedicated to – Die 14 Berliner Flötisten, Berlin, Germany. 

Op.88 had its world premiere in Die Philharmonie, Berlin, on the 11th of December 2016, by Die 14 Berliner Flötisten, under the artistic direction of Andreas Blau.




NB! Excerpt only, of security reasons. Performed by Die 14 Berliner Flötisten, under the artistic direction of Andreas Blau. Live recording from the world premiere in Die Philharmonie, Berlin, on the 11th of December 2016. Available with kind permission. Audio only to be used in connection with the sheet music «Über der Wiese schwebend» Op.88. Copying prohibited.


«Über der Wiese schwebend» Op.88 | Introduction

For a short moment in time, we gain insight into some of the mysteries of the earth.

14 flutes are floating on a glass floor, suspended over a lush field. The flutes take on the voices of the field through the glass, and transmit the secrets of this hitherto undisclosed world, into the language of music.

The glass floor works as a window on nature. It is also a magnifying glass that lets us see three different worlds of existence: the surface of the field, the soil beneath the surface, and deep inside the ground of the field. All three worlds carry different life forms.

First, the flutes carry the voices of the field's colorful surface, and we are able hear the living creatures communicating with each other.

Then, the glass floor lets us see deeper into the field. The flutes convey the life and communication between living organisms in the soil.

Finally, and very deep into the earth, the glass floor reveals a final secret: a large valley that delivers all life. Here, «The Melody of Existence» keeps everything living carefully connected.

Flint Juventino Beppe


According to Beppe, this tone poem is not about imitating the sounds of nature, but rather; it tells a fictional story of what secrets a field may carry. The title and additional information is only meant to give the listener some clues about the composer's central idea.


German version



  «Über der Wiese schwebend» Op.88




«Flute Mystery» Op.66

Alto Flute, Harp and String Orchestra (Op.66a)
C Flute, Harp and String Orchestra (Op.66b)
Piano reduction (Op.66c)

Dedicated to - and premiered by - Sir James Galway



Sir James Galway, Flint Juventino Beppe and Leonard Slatkin, after
the premiere of «Flute Mystery» Op.66a (Washington D.C., 2006)


























Performed by Emily Beynon (flute), Catherine Beynon (harp) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.



«Flute Mystery» Op.66a  «Flute Mystery» Op.66b «Flute Mystery» Op.66c (piano reduction)

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Extra

«Flute Mystery» Op.66b - Sheet Music Video (follow the score while listening)




Performed by Emily Beynon (flute), Catherine Beynon (harp) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.






Live performance by Judith Hall (flute), Willy Postma (harp) & Pluri_Art Orchestra, Moscow, conducted by Viacheslav Valeev. Yuri Medianik (concert master). Choreography & video editing: Flint Juventino Beppe.







«Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70

1(solo)-2-2-2 4-0-0-1 Timp - Perc:1 (T. Bells) - Gl. Har. - Harp - Org - Str


Dedicated to - and premiered by Emily Beynon





Performed by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Movements:

  1. «Memento» (07:30)
  2. «Reminiscence» (05:20)
  3. «Obituary» (02:00)
  4. «Awakening» (04:50)

«Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 «Reminiscence» details «Awakening» details



Extra

 «Memento» Op.70 No.1 (excerpt) - Sheet Music Video





Performed by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.



«Reminiscence» Op.70 No.2 - Sheet Music Video




Performed by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


«Reminiscence» Op.70 No.2 (excerpt) - Live performance



Live performance by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.



«Awakening» Op.70 No.4 (Beynon / Ashkenazy) - Sheet Music Video





Performed by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.







«Flute Concerto No.2» Op.80

1(solo)-2-4(2)-3(1) 4-4-3-1 Timp - Perc:3 (T. Bells) - Harp - Mar - Org - Str


Dedicated to Emily Beynon






Performed by Emily Beynon (flute) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Movements:

  1. «Alarm» (06:40)
  2. «Deepest Woods» (05:30)
  3. «Escaping» Time Power (05:50)
  4. «Mrala» (04:30)


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«Daughter of Deepest Woods» Op.80b (Flute)




NB! The audio recording is made and performed by Flint Juventino Beppe (MIDI). MIDI-recordings have several restrictions in relation to dynamics and «human touch». The MIDI audio is only intended being a tool to give insight in the idiom of the work.


«Daughter of Deepest Woods» Op.80b







«Warning Zero» Op.54b (Flute solo)


Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe. Flute solo: Kenneth Smith.


«Warning Zero» Op.54b





«Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40 (Flute and Piano)

Dedicated to - and premiered by - Tom Ottar Andreassen



Performed by Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute) and Wolfgang Plagge (piano).


«Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40





«High Mountains of Music» Op.8 (Flute and Piano)




Performed by Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute) and Wolfgang Plagge (piano).


«High Mountains of Music» Op.8





«Parting» Op.20b (Flute and Piano)



Performed by Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute) and Wolfgang Plagge (piano).


«Parting» Op.20b




Tom Ottar Andreassen
— Flint Juventino Beppe has given the world yet another timeless classic piece with «Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40 and should be heralded for his tremendous effort and choice of musicians for this grand masterpiece!
Gods of Music






Flute & piano soundtracks from the album Seasons of Life.
Re-released 2016. Available as digital album (SYDA 1602) or FJB 50 | Signed Rarities







«Moment Alone» Op.55 (Flute & Cello)



Live performance by Paul Wåhlberg (flute) and Karin Nilsen (cello).


«Moment Alone» Op.55





«Vicino alla Montagna» Op.58a (Flute, Soprano and Organ)



NB! The audio recording is made and performed by Flint Juventino Beppe (MIDI). MIDI-recordings have several restrictions in relation to dynamics and «human touch». The MIDI audio is only intended being a tool to give insight in the idiom of the work.


«Vicino alla Montagna» Op.58a





«A Piccolo Poem» Op.72 (Piccolo)


Performed by Cristina Ledford (piccolo).


«A Piccolo Poem» Op.72





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«High Mountains of Music» Op.8
(Flute & Piano) *

«Parting» Op.20b
(Flute & Piano) *


«Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40
(Flute & Piano) *

Dedicated to Tom Ottar Andreassen

«Moment Alone» Op.55
(Flute & Cello)


«Flute Mystery» Op.66a»
Alto flute in G - arp - str

«Flute Mystery» Op.66b»
Fl - arp - str **

«Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70»
1-2-2-2 4-0-0-1 timp - perc:1 (t. bells) - g. har. - harp - org - str **

«Daughter of Deepest Woods» Op.80b

(Flute solo)


«A Piccolo Poem» Op.72
(Piccolo solo)

Dedicated to Cristina Ledford

«Flute Concerto No.2» Op.80

1-2-4(2)-3(1) 4-4-3-1 timp - perc:3 (t. bells) - harp - mar - org - str ***




* Available on the album Seasons of Life
Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute) and Wolfgang Plagge (piano)

** Available on the Grammy-nominated album Flute Mystery Emily Beynon (flute), Catherine Beynon (harp), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

*** Available on the Grammy-nominated album Remote Galaxy
Emily Beynon (flute), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)


Soundtracks from the Grammy-nominated album Flute Mystery performed by:

Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp 
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Flint Juventino Beppe, composer

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[...] — Beppe writes music of a spare beauty. The 15-minute, one-movement piece merges cool restraint and rhythmic exactitude. Galway, to whom Beppe dedicated the score, played his languid lines with sympathy and dark polish.
Washington Post, October 6, 2006


Performances in The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, by Sir James Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.


  «Flute Mystery» Op.66a world premiere by Galway in Washington D.C.

  «Flute Mystery» Op.66b UK premiere by Beynon in London







Flute Mystery
– Flint Juventino Beppe

Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy


From the Grammy-nominated album Flute Mystery (2L-058-SABD)


    

Photos: Keith Saunders. Art work: Morten Lindberg.     




Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway. First performed in Washington D.C. on the 5th of October 2006 by Sir James Galway and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon. First performed in St. John's Smith Square, London, by Emily Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


—  The performances, it need hardly be said given the stature of the musicians, are impeccable. Emily Beynon is as good a flute player as has walked the earth, and she clearly enjoys playing this music. Few recordings have given me such pleasure.
PAN Magazine, September 2009 

— The Flute Concerto is the beautiful four-movement centerpiece plotted along the Romantic vein yet spectacularly orchestrated with harp, glass harmonica, tubular bells and organ. It opens with the dramatic and expressive "Memento" and finishes with the plaintive «Awakening». The two middle movements are intriguingly related. The restless tremolo string motive at the end of the «Reminiscence» is picked up in the opening of the «Obituary» yet the moods are a contrast of haunting lyricism and whimsical delights. Welsh-born Emily Beynon, principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam to whom the work was dedicated, does perfect justice to the piece. I find her playing most compelling in the two contrasting middle movements. The expansive solo in «Reminiscence» is like a sad solitary bird in the deep forest which turns into a carefree soul soaring above unsettling waves of destiny in «Orbituary».
6moons.com, February 2010

— Flint Juventino Beppe is a major musical discovery. It would be necessary to rewind to the 1940s and Malcolm Arnold to find an emerging composer of such exceeding promise. His compositions are confidently tonal, fluently melodious and possessed of virtually supernatural penetrative power. The flute works receive achingly beautiful, indeed enchanting, performances from Emily Beynon and the Philharmonia under Vladimir Ashkenazy (Berg conducts the other pieces). This set is recommended for any collector seeking the refined side of contemporary music.»
La Scena, Canada, November, 2009



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— It is such a great honour that Flint Juventino Beppe has written this 2nd flute concerto for me! It's another BIG flute concerto; at times tender, touching in its simplicity, then at others, vivid and wildly exciting! It's always a wonderful experience to work with such a generous living composer; to be able to witness a little of his creative process and learn first hand of his inspiration.
Emily Beynon


— In the closing Flute Concerto No.2, Beynon´s solo line has (or would have) to battle with a Brucknerian weight of organ and brass, hardly the norm for any wind concerto even in our post-Ferneyhough repertoire.
Gramophone magazine

















«Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40 is present in the movie Vicino alla Montagna



Vicino alla Montagna | Production Trailer (2006).

Vicino alla Montagna | Information page




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