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FLUTE MYSTERY 






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
Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
Cat. No. 2L-58-SABD | Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD | 2L-100-LP


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Über der Wiese schwebend Op.88 (Flute Choir)












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Über der Wiese schwebend Op.88










Flute Choir Piccolo:2 Flute: 3 Alto Flute:4 Bass Flute: 3 Contrabass Flute: 1 Subcontrabass Flute: 1

Dedicated to — and premiered by — Die 14 Berliner Flötisten
 

Download free score. Buy parts. Über der Wiese schwebend Op.88


Introduction written by Flint Juventino Beppe

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.

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.


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Relevant information Über der Wiese schwebend 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.

When conductor Rune Bergmann asked Beppe to write a symphony themed "the Sea" for the Fjord Cadenza 2019 festival, Beppe saw an immediate connection between two of his earlier works, Über der Wiese schwebend Op.88 for flute choir (which unfolds in a lush mountain field) and Inner Seas Op.16 (which unfolds inside the brain). With quotes from these works, the journey from land to sea continues in Symphony No.1 «Operientes Mare» Op.89 – and a shimmering field of tension between these elements is painted in the four movements of Symphony No.1 'Operientes Mare' Op.89 — TOWARDS THE SEA, THE GIANT GLOBULE, BELOW THE WAVES and THE NETHER SUN.








NB! The attached audio is a live version (excerpt only) of the work, performed by Die 14 Berliner Flötisten, available with kind permission. Copying strictly forbidden.






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



Aside from being the album title of the Grammy-nominated album FLUTE MYSTERY, Flute Mystery Op.66 is a symphonic poem for flute, harp and orchestra. Op.66 comes in a version for Alto Flute (Op.66a), C Flute (Op.66b) and Piano Reduction (Op.66c).

It is a melodic anchored composition; on the surface appealing and relaxing, but at the same time dynamic, complex and with many hidden layers.

The composition is dedicated to the flautist Sir James Galway, and the original version for Alto Flute had its world premiere at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., in 2006 by Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

The C Flute version was first performed at St. John's Smith Square, London, in 2009 by Emily Beynon (flute), Catherine Beynon (harp) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy: The C Flute version is also available on the album FLUTE MYSTERY (2L), performed by the same artists.

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


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 on October 5, 6 and 7, 2006 in The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. by Sir James Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.











FLUTE MYSTERY was nominated for a Grammy 2010 in the category Best Surround Sound Album


Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Flint Juventino Beppe, composer

Nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010
Flute Mystery Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
Cat. No. 2L-58-SABD, Digital Album, 2-disc Hybrid SACD & CD + Audio Blu-ray, FJB 50


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FLUTE MYSTERY is released on label 2L in collaboration with Symbiophonic.




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Catherine Beynon, Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Emily Beynon. Photos: Keith Saunders.




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


Beppe is one of a handful of composers who are able to create the rare experience of enchanted silence in their music. Beppe's Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 contains several such moments. Even though his tools are a "conventional" orchestra using "conventional" instruments, an unreal atmosphere of calm and celestial flight arises. One of the most fascinating aspects in this regard is that he does not use any minimalist or modernist devices at all; he simply allows the music and its inner qualities to speak in full. In our current age of constant hectic activity, where it is barely permitted to think a complete thought, music such as this is of the greatest importance: it gives the listener the chance to experience time as a benefit and not as a punishment. The concerto is dedicated to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's eminent flautist Emily Beynon, and it received its premier performance in London in February 2009.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor

Movements:

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

Download free score. Buy parts. Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70
  Reminiscence | Digging Deeper Awakening | Digging Deeper













 Memento Op.70 No.1 (excerpt) - 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

Flint Juventino Beppe's previous album, FLUTE MYSTERY (which included his first concerto for flute and orchestra), revealed his special ability to compose fine music for the flute. For many years he has worked with outstanding flautists at home and abroad and has composed extensively for this instrument. His Flute Concerto No.2, which we hear in this recording, is in many ways the dark shadow of the first concerto. The titles of the movements might, at first sight, seem programmatic,  almost suggestive of computer games music (for example the use of graphic triggers as mirror-images of the titles of the first and fourth movements), but they are not essential for an understanding of the drama in this work. For here we truly have a  profound and threatening musical drama: the artist's draconian struggle with his demons. Once again it is the tension between the extremes of human consciousness and emotion, from deep despair to a  brazen gallows humour,  that makes so vivid an impact on the listener. Here, too, Beppe makes full use of the skills he masters better than most – the ability to speak out with unadorned sincerity and to do so on art's own terms, and he invalidates any debate about his conformity (or lack of it) with stylistic norms simply by expressing his own original and authentic self.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor

Movements:

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


 


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REMOTE GALAXY is relased on label 2L in collaboration with Symbiophonic.



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


























REMOTE GALAXY was nominated for a Grammy 2015 in the category Best Surround Sound Album


Flint Juventino Beppe, composer
Ralph Rousseau, viola da gamba
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Emily Beynon, flute
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Nominated for a Grammy award in 2015
Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD












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





Daughter of Deepest Woods Op.80b

Flute Solo

Dedicated to Emily Beynon


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Warning Zero Op.54b

Flute Part

Even the calm, almost playful parts are repeatedly interrupted by a threatening sounding Brass section. The piece finds its climax in an epic wall of sound that rivals any big Hollywood action score.
Blu-rayDefinition.com

Beppe's tone-poem Warning Zero Op.54b is another example of his ability to paint sounds with energy. The brass are responsible for an almost apocalyptic assault on the listener – there is something threatening and inevitable about the music; even in the brighter woodwind passages the music does not rest, wandering in search of lost calm.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor


Download free score. Buy parts. Warning Zero Op.54b
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Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe. Flute solo: Kenneth Smith.




Flute Sonata No.1 Op.40

Flute and Piano

Dedicated to — and premiered by — Tom Ottar Andreassen



The Flute Sonata No.1, Op.40 is in three movements commencing with a Moderato that opens with a lovely piano theme before the flute joins weaving its melody around the piano in this particularly fine movement that has a real forward momentum. The flute brings a rising motif to the opening of the Adagio before the piano joins and the theme develops. The piano leads forward with the flute adding a melody. The Presto brings some particularly fine flute playing as this movement hurtles off. It slows a little, with lovely flute motifs before continuing to move quickly ahead, flowing around with many attractive and rhythmically varying ideas before the sparkling coda.
The Classical Reviewer
 
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









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






High Mountains of Music Op.8

In the lyric duet for flute and piano, High Mountains of Music Op.8 (1992), «Polar Nights» are like icy fairytales. Imagine being in a dark, yet starry, frozen landscape – so quiet that the elements become very tangible. You can hear the silence, see the invisible mood and smell the odourless ice crystals! You are frozen in time. «Northern Lights», the Aurora Borealis, is erratic, seductive and hypnotic. She lures you in, invites you to stare at her, only to disappear as quickly as she materialised.
Flint Juventino Beppe








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




Parting Op.20b

Flute and Piano


A fast-flowing flute and piano theme opens the first movement, soon slowing before regaining tempo. The music alternates between faster and slower and often hesitant passages with many little features, rapid piano phrases, slides and lovely flute textures. The piano opens the second movement, gently and quietly, before the flute enters with a gentle, wistful melody against a rocking piano theme. The flute varies the melody, as does the piano, whilst keeping the rocking theme. This is simply a gorgeous movement – and what a fine, lovely coda. A fine theme for piano opens the concluding movement before the flute plays a two note figure that is developed against a repeated piano theme until the hushed coda.

The Classical Reviewer










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







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

Soundtracks from  SEASONS OF LIFE. Available as digital album (SYDA 1602) or FJB 50 | Signed Rarities






Moment Alone Op.55

Flute and Cello































Vicino alla Montagna Op.58a

Flute, Soprano and Organ


Download free score. Buy parts. Vicino alla Montagna Op.58a





A Piccolo Poem Op.72

Piccolo Solo


Download free score. Buy parts. A Piccolo Poem

Music is to me a language beyond words and colours, and one day the piccolo flute sounded in my heart with a musical poem that I felt compelled to write down. Often, nature and innocence form a basis for what appears in front of me. A Piccolo Poem Op.72 is no exception, when the high-pitched tones carefully hover over valleys and mountains, mirrored towards the starry sky.

Flint Juventino Beppe




Performed by Jean-Louis Beaumadier, piccolo.



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