Johanna Fyfe – flautist

Originally from Frome, Jo Fyfe has been playing the flute since her school days and taking every opportunity to join in with community music making nce then.  She currently plays with the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection of music for piano and flute:

Berceuse, Opus 16 by Gabriel Faure

A short piece written in or about 1879 originally for solo violin and piano.  Berceuse literally means ‘cradle song’.  Faure was a French composer born in 1845.  He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.

By the river by Gordon Jacob

Marcia Alla Burla by Gordon Jacob

Jacob was one of the most musically conservative of his generation of composers, preferring the more austere Baroque and Classical models to the Romanticism of his peers. He was born in London in 1895 and enlisted in the Field Artillery to serve in World War I. When taken prisoner of war in 1917 he amused himself and his fellow POWs by forming a small prison camp ‘orchestra’.

Selection of music for organ and flute:

Elegy by Michael Conway Baker

Baker is a 21st century composer who rarely uses key signatures because of his music’s constantly shifting tonal centres.

Pippa’s Lullaby by Terence Greaves

Saucy Sue by Terence Greaves

Born in 1933, Terence Greaves has written much music for voices, piano and various wind instruments, particularly the clarinet.

Sonata for flute & piano by Francis Poulenc

Allegro malinconico
Cantilena
Presto giocoso

Poulenc was a French composer and pianist born in 1899.  Although he grew up in a musical household, he was expected to follow his father into the family firm and was not allowed to enrol at a music college.  This sonata was written in 1957 for the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal and was premiered in June 1957 at the Strasbourg Music Festival. It is now one of Poulenc’s best known works.