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Printed Edition
Composer:Mower, Mike (b.1958)
Publisher Ref:IFP054

Price: £11.99
Sub Title:40 Graded Pieces for Solo Flute
Skill Level:A/B
Publisher:Itchy Fingers Publications
Year of Issue:2013
ISBN:none specified
After studying classical flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Mike Mower, who also plays the saxophone and clarinet, pursued a career as a freelance musician and composer. He has played and recorded with a variety of artists in the jazz, rock and classical fields including Gil Evans, Tina Turner, Paul Weller, Björk and James Galway. As a composer and arranger, he has written for numerous big bands including the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra and the NDR Radio Big Band, besides his work for smaller ensembles ranging from saxophone quartets to string quartets.
Mike Mower named his music publishing business "Itchy Fingers" after the saxophone quartet he formed in 1986. Amongst many more of his compositions, it publishes "The Modern Flute Player", a collection of 40 unaccompanied pieces intended to entertain an audience as well as the player, so they should not be thought of simply as studies. They incorporate the different genres and styles which Mike Mower has assimilated - jazz, blues, rock and pop and are presented in order of increasing difficulty to help the player track his or her progress.

  • 1. Quirky Quails
  • 2. Straight to the Point
  • 3. Blue Truth; 4. Knock Knock
  • 5. Tiptoe Through The Turnips; 6. Susie Sushi;
  • 7. Waltzlet; 8. Rocker-Bye Babe;
  • 9. Stately Dance; 10. Jolly Hikers;
  • 11. Wistfully; 12. Le Petit Chien;
  • 13. Streatham Stan; 14. The Whole Tooth;
  • 15. Be Meaningful; 16. Lilter;
  • 17. Mango Tango; 18. Dm Swing;
  • 19. Swingloader; 20. Pikey Polka;
  • 21. Tectonic Groove; 22. Dos Más;
  • 23. Jauntless Jig; 24. You Know It's Good For You;
  • 25. Bucolic Bounce; 26. It's Bop, Not Pop;
  • 27. A Rising Tide; 28. Pot Boiler;
  • 29. Answer The Question; 30. Patent Patterns;
  • 31. Best Mates; 32. May The Fourth Be With You;
  • 33. Trike; 34. Dop Dop Doobah;
  • 35. Berg; 36. Pentamental Journey; 37. Horizontal Hold;
  • 38. Quite Dim; 39 Aw Now C'mon!; 40. Psychopation.

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