Written by UK composer Keri Degg in 2012, Celtic Collage is a beautiful collection of seven original pieces for flute and piano/backing tracks (also includes a pull out piano accompaniment part and demonstration and backing tracks). The collection is aimed at grade 6+ level players. The audio included contains both full demonstration, and accompaniment tracks with enhanced backing (with additional Celtic style instruments such as Celtic harp and fiddle). Choose from; Printed book with CD, printed book with audio downloads code, or PDF/MP3 files via email.
From laments to lively jigs, there's plenty of choice, and as the composer is herself a flautist, the pieces are written in a thoughtful and sensible way.
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Review in the British Flute Societies Pan magazine
"Keri Degg's Celtic Collage offer something different. Here we have seven original compositions which are both melodically interesting and accessible while not technically too demanding. There is therefore an appeal to a wider cohort of players within the classically trained fraternity. The CD is interesting and illustrates the variety of sentiment inherent in the music. The softer flute tone fits well with the aesthetic sense of the writing. The use of timbral trills and notes fading is a nice addition, enhancing atmosphere and opening the window towards greater possibilities, while pointing up a relative silence. Happily those ornamental devices are not overused as can sometime be the case.
In piece VII, the use of different compound times combined with a seven bar structure keeps the metronome guessing and forms a rhythmic pattern. It is refreshing to see traditional music in a setting free from shawls, thatched cottages, or well known alcoholic beverages"......."a player of around grade 6 level, with a few pointers on extended techniques, will find all of the material throughout the publication very playable.
.......provides an entertaining and useful introduction to the Celtic genre for those with an interest". Tom Greene.
Review by J.Wilcock
"I've just got this (Celtic collage - flute & CD) and am now getting my head, heart, (and fingers!) around the first piece. The first section has a beautiful, almost lament like, Gaelic feel to it. You can almost see the mist over a desolate loch or glen and feel a sense of remorse or foreboding looming through a dim Scottish dawn or twilight. Not for long! As the second section wakes you up with a sparkling Celtic reel pirouetting your minds to a celebratory Ceilidh awash with Scotch spirit and dance! Looking forward to the rest of the pieces in this collection".
Overseas customers (or indeed those just liking a bargain!) may like to consider our PDF/MP3 email delivery option which are usually delivered to your inbox within 24 hours of order.
Please note that if you reside in France, we can highly recommend Musique Egele, in Colmar for distribution of Celtic Collage (and other Masquerade Music publications). Follow this link to order Celtic Collage from Musique Egele, France.
Bb Clarinet/Saxophone, and Eb Saxophone editions are also available.