The NFA Convention for 2014 begins today.
One of Ann Cameron Pearce’s arrangements, “Brahms Trilogy Op 118“, will be performed at 8:00 am on Sunday, August 10, in the International South ballroom.
This performance will be led by Peter Sheridan and will feature an ensemble of low flutes. We Peter performs, he goes big!
Over the years I’ve come to realize that choral music often translates really well to flute choir, this being a prime example. I especially have grown fond of the madrigal genre. Comparatively speaking there is not much in the repertoire, so it certainly provides a nice contrast on programs.
Update: We’re at the conference and 10 pieces are featured.
Wye’s “Marche des Gibaros”
Trevor Wye‘s arrangement if Gottschalk’s “Marche des Gibaros” for flute choir will be performed by the NFA Jambalayan Flute Orchestra. As is the tradition, this ensemble of more than 150 flutists of all ages will open the convention at 8:45 am on August 8. This year’s director will be Dr. Angelita Floyd. I look forward to playing my alto flute in this group on this particular occasion.
Pearce’s “Gypsy Rondo”
My arrangement of Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo” for flute choir will be displayed throughout the Convention in the Exhibit Hall as a Finalist in the NFA’s annual Newly Published Music Competition. This is my 18th composition or arrangement to be recognized by the NFA in this competition, the first being in the year 2000.
Pearce’s “Bayou Chinchuba”
My original composition, “Bayou Chinchuba” for two concert flutes, two flute headjoints, and 8 boomwhackers will enjoy its world premier at 11:45 am on Thursday, August 8. It has been dedicated to and will be performed by the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir under the baton of Dr. Priscilla Holt.