So I made a little video to commemorate 2020. We have done so much online this year, that I chose to use the Zoom and Cyborg Llama platforms to do the videos, complete with slightly out of sync video and audio tracks (slightly out of sync, like so much else we have done this year!). It also features an old transverse flute that is new to me as of December 2020 – an antique Thibouville ainé from the second half of the 1800’s. This is a simple system flute with 6 keys – I am still getting used to the different fingering system on this recording.
Students, if you want to play along by ear, the piece is in the key of C, and begins with the same interval as the beginning of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. If you want to play along on the harmony or double parts, the score is here:
Clearly typeset modern edition:
Original first edition of 1737:
And if you would like to record another part along with me in the multi tracked part of the video, the project is available on Cyborg Llama. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you would like to record, and I will give you access.
Thank you for your commitment and mutual support as we navigated our way through the strangest year ever. I hope you all have a safe and restful holiday, and stay healthy so we are ready for the creative challenges of 2021!