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The Expandable Form

These arrangements are extremely versatile in any flute choir since they are written in the "expandable form". One piccolo and three "C" flutes or four "C" flutes, depending on how the arrangements are scored, work successfully as a quartet. As the other instruments are added, they are used to expand the harmonic structure and/or introduce new counter melodies. Optional bass and drum parts will further enhance the dimension of these remarkable arrangements when used. All arrangements come with "C" substitute parts for transposing instruments.
 

FCE-001 Trilogy of Carols

(Piccolo, 4 "C" Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes and Bass Flute, Opt. String Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flutes)

A medley of three famous Christmas carols:
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • O, Little Town of Bethlehem
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Grade 3 - $ 25.00

    Performance Time: 3:45

    Finalist in the 1996 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-002 Star Spangled Banner

    Music by: John Stafford Smith

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute, Opt. String Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A Straightforward arrangement of our national anthem.

    Grade 2 - $ 16.00

    Honorable Mention at preliminaries in the 1996 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-003 Clowns a Comin'

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute, Opt. String Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A fun original that switches between a fanfare and lively, bright up tempo. Great fun! Novel! Don't miss this one!

    Grade 3 - $ 22.00

    Performance Time: 1:30

    Honorable Mention at finals in the 1998 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-004 The Fairest of the Fair

    (Piccolo, 4 "C" Flutes, 2 Alto Fl., 1 Bass Flute, Opt. String Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    One of Sousa's greatest marches. A sure favorite! This is a must for every flute choir library. You will use it over and over!.

    Grade 3 - $ 28.50

    Performance Time: 3:45

    Honorable Mention at finals in the 1998 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-005 Black Is The Color of My True Love's Hair

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    This beautiful melody in a haunting arrangement will become one of your favorites. Don't pass this up. A sure favorite! Highly recommended!

    Grade 3 - $ 16.00

    Performance Time: 4:00

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the FSB Flutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/Black Is The Color of My True Love's Hair

    Honorable Mention in the 1999 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-006 Una Fiesta de Canciones Folklóricas (A Celebration of Folkloric Songs)

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute, Opt. Sting Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A medley of Las mañanitas, Cielito Lindo, Chiapanecus, and Guantanamera. These Latin American favorites are sure to be a hit. Great where multi-cultural music is needed.

    Grade 3 - $ 26.50

    Performance Time: 4:50


    FCE-007 Simple Gifts

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    This well-known Shaker folk song is arranged with changing styles that musically express the American heartland. This is sure to become a part of your basic library. You will want to play this year after year.

    Grade 3 - $ 22.50

    Performance Time: 5:30

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Heartland Community Flute Choir.

    http://www.youtube.com/Simple Gifts FCE-007


    FCE-008 Santa's Symphony

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute, Opt. String Bass and Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    This delightful piece is a blend of Christmas carols and famous classics by Mozart, Brahms, Gounod and Tchaikovsky. It's highly entertaining and lots of fun. It will be the highlight of your holiday program.

    Grade 2.5 - $ 25.00

    Performance Time: 3:15


    FCE-009 Heritage of America

    (Piccolo, 4 "C" Flutes, 2 Altos and Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    An Americana medley featuring bits and pieces of several American folk songs. Includes: Simple Gifts, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Chester, Blow Ye Winds, Cripple Creek, Oh! Susanna, Swanee River, Shenandoah etc.. This arrangement is dedicated to the 1998 Select Choir of the "Flutes At The Peak" flute choir workshop held in Colorado Springs. Colorado.

    Grade 3.5 - $ 28.00

    Performance Time: 4:40

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Heartland Community Flute Choir: Appears on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/Heritage of America

    Finalist in the 2000 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-010 Let There Be Peace On Earth

    Music by: Sy Miller & Jill Jackson

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto & Bass with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A very familiar song that lends itself to the flute choir. When purchasing this you get the same arrangement in the key of D Major and Eb Major. There are two endings from which to choose. You have the choice of a majestic, stately ending or the option of something soft and quiet. This will be used time and time again.

    Grade 2.5 - $ 25.00

    Performance Time: 2:00


    FCE-011 The Chase

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto & Bass with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A light, almost novel composition based on the use of the chromatic scale. Fun and enjoyable! Interesting and challenging in all parts.

    Grade 3 - $ 22.50

    Performance Time: 2:45

    Finalist in the 2001 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-012 Renaissance for a New Millennium

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    (Piccolo, 4 "C" Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute & Contra Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flutes)

    Grade 3 - $ 32.50

    Performance Time: 10:35

    This is a descriptive composition written in five movements with interconnecting sections. Each section, Vistas, Regenesis, Trials and Tribulations, Renewal, and The New Frontier musically portrays events that would take place during a new millennium. The premier performance was a huge success with a flute choir of over a hundred flutists receiving a standing ovation. Highly recommended!

    Finalist in the 2002 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-013 America The Beautiful

    Music by: Samuel A. Ward

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Grade 2.5 - $21.95

    Version 1 - Performance Time: 2:45

    Version 2 - Performance Time: 5:15

    "America The Beautiful" is one of the most beautiful patriotic songs ever written and may be considered our nation's favorite song. The melody is simple but yet so majestic. It is one of those songs that exuberates pride for our country. I have included two different versions of the song in this publication. Each is unique and different and will have varying uses for different kinds of performances. Version 1 is the shortest of the two arrangements. It is more traditional in style and straight forward. Version 2, on the other hand, is almost twice as long and totally different. This arrangement is more majestic in style, has an introduction, modulations and incorporates interludes between each of the four times you hear the melody.


    FCE-014 Baroque Hoedown

    (This arrangement can only be sold in the US and Canada due a change in our print license agreement.)

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto & Bass Flute, Optional String Bass & Percussion with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Jean Jacques Perrey and Geshon Kingsley

    This is also known as the "Electric Light Parade" which is used at Disney World in Florida. It has taken us six years to obtain the license to publish this arrangement. It is a lot of fun and sure to become one of your absolute favorites. This is a must for every flute choir.

    Grade 3.5 - $ 28.50

    Performance Time: 2:30

    Listen to the music: Only part of the arrangement is recorded. Recording by the San Francisco State University Flute Choir at the NFAConvention held in Albuquerque, NM.

    http://www.youtube.com/Baroque Hoedown


    FCE-015 A Celtic Celebration

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto & Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A medley of Brennan of the Moor, The Boys of Bluehill, The Rakes of Mallow, Irish Washerwoman, Twisting the Hayrope and The Derry Air (Londonderry Air). This arrangement will become a staple in your flute choir repertoire. Highly recommended!

    Grade 3 - $ 28.50

    Performance Time: 5:20

    Listen to the music: Recorded by Flutatious. Here you get to hear how the arrangement sounds as a quartet. The beauty of the expandable arrangements is that they are fully usable even when parts are missing. You must always use the top four parts when performing as a quartet. The expanded parts will only enhance the arrangement.

    http://www.youtube.com/A Celtic Celebration


    FCE-016 The Flute Garden

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto & Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    An original composition of four short movements that will be a wonderful addition to your flute choir library. Great for a thematic concert! Each movement is very different which can be used individually or collectively. Don't miss this!

    Movement Titles: Dainty Daisies and Busy Bees - Blossoms In The Wind - Rockin' Roses - Wildflowers

    Grade 3 - $ 28.00

    Performance Time: 7:20

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Heartland Community Flute Choir.

    http://www.youtube.com/The Flute Garden


    FCE-017 Stephen Foster's America

    Music By: Stephen C. Foster

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A Medley of the Following Songs:

    Beautiful Dreamer - Oh! Susanna - Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair - Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) -

    Gentle Annie - Camptown Races - Ring de Banjo

    Written to be used for a sight-reading session at the 2006 National Flute Association Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, birthplace of Stephen Foster. Charming and entertaining! Perfect for an Americana themed program.


    Grade 3 - $28.50

    Performance Time: 6:45

    Honorable Mention in the 2008 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Pacific Flute Ensemble.

    http://www.youtube.com/Stephen Foster's America


    FCE-018 Festival of Hymns

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto and Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    A Medley of the Following Hymns:

    Jesus Shall Reign - For The Beauty Of The Earth - In The Sweet By and By -

    What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty - All Hail The Power Of Jesus

    Ideal for a concert or performance in a church setting. These hymns are timeless and beautiful. A great addition to your flute choir library.

    Grade 3.5 - $28.50

    Performance Time: 6:10


    FCE-019 Ashokan Farewell

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music By: Jay Ungar

    Arranged By: Ricky Lombardo

    This title may be easily recognized as the theme used in the TV mini series "The Civil War". We have been asked to do an arrangement of this song more then anything else in the history of our company. This haunting melody works perfectly with flutes. The arrangement is very melodic, brimming with beautiful harmonies, rhythmically easy and not difficult to master. There are two exact versions in different keys in this single publication; the first in "Bb" major and the second in "C" Major. Some of the fingering combinations on the low notes are not as difficult when using the version in "C" Major, which will make the arrangement more assessable with younger players. This surely will become one of your absolute favorites to be used over and over again. Highly recommended!

    Grade 2.5 - $25.00

    Performance Time: 3:05

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Illuminations Flute Orchestra at the NFA Convention in Anaheim, CA. You will notice the use of contra bass flutes. Since there is no part for this instrument in the arrangement, the bass flute part is being doubled.

    http://www.youtube.com/Ashokan Farewell

    Honorable Mention in the 2008 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-020 Traffic Jam

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes or 4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    An original fun, lighthearted descriptive novelty composition that will be used over and over again. The work sets the tone of driving in a congested city with some of the environmental experiences that one encounters as a driver or passanger. Very pleasing as well as an entertaining addition to the flute choir repertoire. This will become a staple in your library. Comes with two pages in the back of the score that can be used to keep a log of the performance history for the publication.

    Grade 3 - $ 26.50

    Performance Time: 2:35

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Silver Fantasy Flute Choir.

    http://www.youtube.com/Traffic Jam

    Listen to the music: Recorded by an ensemble not listing their name.

    http://www.youtube.com/Traffic Jam Faster Version


    FCE-021 Jingle Bell Rock

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Words and Music by: Joe Beal and Jim Boothe

    Arranged by: Ricky Lombardo

    A fun and jazzy version of this popular Christmas song that is sure to be a holiday favorite. This arrangement is certain to be used year after year. Great fun!

    Grade 3 - $28.50

    Performance Time: 2:15

    Honorable Mention in the 2010 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-022 Feliz Navidad

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Words and Music by: José Feliciano

    Arranged by: Ricky Lombardo

    One of the favorite Christmas pop tunes of all time that will never go out of style! This arrangement will be easy to work up and perform with little difficulty. Here's a wonderful choice for the holiday concert while adding a nice Latin twist to the seasonal offerings. This will be a wonderful addition to the flute choir holiday library and repertoire. The arrangement will be great for a multicultural representation on any seasonal concert or performance.

    Grade 2.5 - $26.50

    Performance Time: 2:30

    Honorable Mention in the 2010 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.


    FCE-023 Bugler's Dream (Olympic Fanfare)

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Leo Arnaud

    Arranged by: Ricky Lombardo

    The first 16 measures of the "Bugler's Dream" states the very recognizable melody used on the broadcasts from the Olympic Games. One may choose to use this section alone if just a fanfare is needed or perform the entire arrangement. Whether using the beginning section or the entire publication, this will be a wonderful addition to the flute choir library and repertoire. It is sure to delight the listening audience.

    Grade 2.5 $28.50

    Performance Time: 3:00


    Winner in the 2010 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

    FCE-024 Russian Sailor's Dance

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Reinhold Glière

    Arranged by: Ricky Lombardo

    The "Russian Sailor's Dance" is a composition from the ballet "The Red Poppy". It is a dramatic and entertaining piece that is suitable for a wide variety of performance situations. The familiar melody starts out "Marcato" and finishes with its furious accelerando at the end making several tempo changes along the way. Everyone knows the "Russian Sailor's Dance" - what a perfect encore! It will really get a cheer from the audience! Treat them to a fiery piece of music!

    Grade 3 - $29.95

    Performance Time: 3:30

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Pacific Flute Ensemble.

    http://www.youtube.com/Russian Sailor's Dance


    FCE-025 The Prayer

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Words and Music by: Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster

    This song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the movie Quest For Camelot in 1999. Recorded as a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, it was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999 and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000. The song is extremely emotional, very melodic and adapts well for flutes. This is bound to become a staple in the flute choir repertoire and get a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" from the musicians and audience.

    Grade 3 - $28.50

    Performance Time: 4:10

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Pacific Flute Ensemble.

    http://www.youtube.com/The Prayer


    FCE-026 O Holy Night

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass & Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Words and Music By: Adolphe Adam

    This is one of the most frequently performed and beloved Christmas carols of all time! The arrangement is written in a more contemporary style while preserving all the wonder and majesty of the original song. The lush harmonic textures used in some sections complement the warm, rich and dramatic qualities found in this famous carol. Your flute choir will make an unforgettable presentation of this beloved Christmas gem on any seasonal concert. It will become part of your standard yearly repertoire.

    Grade 3 - $25.00

    Performance Time: 2:55

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the Gulf Coast Flute Choir.

    http://www.youtube.com/O Holy Night


    FCE-027 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Hughie Cannon

    A jazzy and fun arrangement written in the ragtime genre! A perfect encore with toe-tapping and old-fashioned charm!

    Grade 2.5 - $25.95

    Performance Time: 1:55


    FCE-028 Bagatelles I & II

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Anton Dvorák

    A new addition to the flute choir repertoire from the late Romantic period. Refreshing and very enjoyable!

    Grade 2.5 - $29.95

    Performance Times: Bagatelle I - 2:25 Bagatelle II - 2:35


    FCE-029 Latino Contemp

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    Grade 3.5 - $35.00

    Total Performance Time: 8:43

    An original composition in three movements. Each movement portrays a type of music that echoes a Latino phrase with a contemporary sound.

    Con Vida (Translated "With Life") Performance Time: 3:05

    This section uses punctuating rhythms while being very melodic and lyrical. There are a multitude of meter changes throughout the entire movement that easily flow from one to the other with a natural feel.

    Mi Amor (Translated "My Love") Performance Time: 3:16

    This is written in a Habanera dance style with extremely sensual melodies.

    Listen to the music: Recorded by Bell'Aria Flute Ensemble.

    http://www.youtube.com/Mi Amor from Latino Contemp

    Olé (Translated "Bravo, Well Done!") Performance Time: 2:22

    This begins with a typical unison theme followed by the same melody as a duet. Fom this point on, it moves through various types of syncopated sections before returning to the beginning theme. Exciting!

    Listen to the music: Recorded by Bell'Aria Flute Ensemble.

    http://www.youtube.com/Olé from Latino Contemp


    FCE-030 Bagatelles III - IV - V

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Anton Dvorák

    A great collection of songs with beautiful melodies that are very pleasing and enjoyable to play. Somewhat more difficult then those in the first publication with Bagatelles I & II. These are sure to become a favorite in your flute choir library.

    Grade 3.5 - $34.95

    Performance Times: Bagatelle III - 2:45 Bagatelle IV - 3:20 Bagatelle V - 4:25


    FCE-031 Overture to Euryanthe

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Carl Maria von Weber

    This is a fine example of literature frm the Romantic Era. An arrangement that is quite technical with numerous tempo and dynamic changes throughout. This publication will take a great deal of work to get up to speed. It is a wonderful addition to the flute choir literature.

    Grade 4- - $34.95

    Performance Time: 9:20


    FCE-032 We Need A Little Christmas (From the Musical: Mame)

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Jerry Herman

    This is a happy, lively, fun song that is exceptionally appealing and enjoyable. It is the perfect choice for any holiday concert! Your audience will be singing and smiling all the way home! Great for closing a performance or as an encore!

    Grade 2.5 - $35.00

    Performance Time: 2:45


    FCE-033 Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms)

    Traditional Japanese Folksong

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    This is a traditional Japanese folksong depicting spring, the season of cherry blossoms. The pentatonic (five-note) scale that is most familiar to us is derived from steps 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the major scale. Melodies like "Oh, Susanna" and "Weevily Wheat" are built on this scale. "Sakura, Sakura" is based on a distinctive pentatonic scale. The melody is simple and basic without many notes or difficult rhythms. Even though the definition of "Sakura, Sakura" is cherry blossoms, depicting spring; the melody has a cetain melancholy quality. Today's multicultural awareness makes this well-known Japanese folksong a good bet for any concert program. Your ensemble will find it easy to pour all of their emotions and passion into performing this lovely piece. Its haunting melody will enchant musicians and audience alike as the players emulate the Japanese characteristics of the song. I have written an optional ending giving you the choice of concluding either on a major or minor chord.

    Grade 2.5 - $25.00

    Performance Time: 3:25

    Listen to the music: Recorded by "Flute Fleet". The student ensemble of the Christina Condon-Numerick flute studio.

    https://www.youtube.com/Sakura, Sakura


    FCE-034 American Hoedown

    (Piccolo, 3 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    Performance Time: 2:40

    A light original composition that is meant to portray the happiness and a quality of life in the USA. This work has intergenerational appeal with cheerful and lively melodies as well as pleasing harmonies. There are memorable melodic lines, chords and short rhythms reminiscent of a western hoedown. A confident strong piccolo player is needed since there are many exposed lines throughout the composition. This work is well suited for use in concert programming as well as a toe-tapping encore.

    Grade 2.5 - $28.95


    FCE-035 The Mysterious Mansion

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    Performance Time: 5:30

    An original composition for flute choir that has five short interconnecting movements. They are "The Disembodied Ghost", "The Spooky Playground", "The Crypt", "Graveyard Waltz" and "Escape from the Mansion". Each one portrays a style of music that reflects its accompanying title. There are a couple of meter changes throughout the composition that easily flow from one to the other with a natural feel. This is not difficult and can be performance ready with little difficulty. "The Mysterious Mansion" would be great for a Halloween concert but is not limited to only that holiday. This publication could be used throughout the year for a variety of performances where something different is needed or desired.

    Grade 2.5 - $28.50


    FCE-036 Waltz Italiano

    (4 "C" Flutes, Alto, Bass and Contra Bass Flutes with "C" Substitute Part for Alto Flute)

    Music by: Ricky Lombardo

    Performance Time: 2:50

    An original light composition that moves along at a steady pace in three-quarter meter. The music is quite ethnic sounding and reminiscent of many of the famous waltzes from Italy. Your audience may even want to start dancing. This work has beautiful melodies, uses basic harmony and simple rhythms. The various sections alternate between the keys of G minor and G major several times throughout the composition, which keeps the music interesting. This would be ideal for an ethnic themed concert or as a nice addition to a performance where something lighter is needed or desired. "Waltz Italiano" can be learned and have performance ready in a short amount of time.

    Grade 2.5 - $26.50

    Listen to the music: Recorded by the "Summer Flute Choir" under the direction of Kim Lancaster.

    https://youtube.com/Waltz Italiano


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