The piccolo should be assigned to a strong player who has special affinity for the instrument. Jennifer cluff created this two page fingering chart in pdf for printing out. It is a fantastic resource, as it lists repertoire for solo piccolo and for the piccolo in chamber ensembles. Many times the piccolo is in the first flutists book when there. The complete piccolo a comprehensive guide to fingerings repertoire and history. Austrian pianist, artur schnabel, once remarked to vladimir horowitz, when a piece gets difficult, make faces. The embouchure for the piccolo while a little firmer than on the flute. Composers notes the piccolo is usually considered an extension of the flute, in that the fingering and the basic technique of tonguing and blowing is very similar. Rubank elementary method flute or piccolo rubank educational library by a peterson. The school of music organized the event that featured renditions performed by both gippo and his wife jane carl on clarinet. Piccolo gippo provides all of the primary fingerings, along with many alternatives that help to solve problems in sonority. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. In 1969, as part of a serendipitous crosscountry trip, jan swafford and jan gippo later piccolo with the st. This gave rise to the name ottavino italian for little octave, which the instrument is called in the scores of italian composers.
Italian for small, but named ottavino in italy is a halfsize flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. In 20 matt was awarded 1st place in the jan gippo international piccolo composition competition for his new work to the nth degree. The complete piccolo by jan gippo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The piccolo is often asked to play extreme dynamics.
Dec 21, 2006 this is possibly following the inexact recommendations of hector berlioz in his book on orchestration which, as jan gippo noted in his january 1997 article piccolo misconceptions for flute talk magazine, claimed that the piccolo has the same range as the flute. Thumbport for piccolo excellent aid for right thumb position available through aba music, flute world special fingerings used to facilitate response in soft passages and improve intonation a basic guide to fingerings for the piccolosteve tanzer sopranino press the complete piccolo jan gippo use of earplugs. Questions at the end of the book can be used for discussion. Just as pellerites complete fingering book is a musthave for flutists, this book is a musthave for piccoloists. The first section on alternate fingerings is why i bought it as he has taken all fingerings, analyzed them and come up with traditional, primary and alternate fingerings. Gartleys the impact of jan gippo on contemporary piccolo literature 2009, emily. If you are using the traditional fingerings, the same used for the flute, you need this book. Shop and buy the complete piccolo from theodore presser company at sheet music plus. Winner of the 20 ips jan gippo international piccolo composition competition to the nth degree sonata no. The piccolo is not the flute, and requires its own approach for effective. Jul 16, 20 winner of the 20 ips jan gippo international piccolo composition competition to the nth degree sonata no. Theodore presser company here it is, the secret is out. Piccolo gippo provides all of the primary fingerings, along with many alternatives that help to solve problems in sonority and blend with other instruments. I suggest you print out these two pages in addition to the blank fingering chart that follows, so that you can write in new and alternate fingerings for your own flute notebook.
Jun 01, 1992 a note at the end of this book indicates that the author wanted to depict a male being a good single parent, so she did it with cats. Download pdf the piccolo study book book full free. The complete piccolo by jan gippo goodreads share book. In the old days, there was no specialized teaching of the piccolo. Bart feller principal of the new jersey symphony and teaches at rutgers. A basic guide to fingering for the piccolo by steve tanzer. Commissioned by the piccolo committee of the nfa for premiere by jan gippo whose comment reads the first composition for piccolo and piano that is in the great tradition of ravels french school. The complete piccolo compiled and edited by jan gippo.
Gippo will work with students by coaching their performances, sharing basic fundamentals of piccolo playing and speaking about his piccolo publications. One of the first things many new piccolo players do is try to hide the sound. Please see the performance page for recordings of this work. New list new article new book new video new post new score new. Walfrid kujalas book the flutists vade mecum which has a good trill chart on page 4 as well as many stabilizing fingerings which can be used for many useful purposes. Wildflowers was composed for my wonderful friends, piccoloist jan gippo and his wife, clarinetist jane carl. With the limited availability of piccolo teachers and reliable method books. This book has a forward by laurie sokoloff, a detailed list of fingerings, trills supplied by morgan williams, the history of the piccolo by therese wacker, and piccolo repertoire and piccolo solos with band. Sep 14, 2016 the piccolo is often asked to play extreme dynamics. Canto xiii for piccolo solo jan gippo, piccolo samuel adler, composer canto ii for. Commissioned by the piccolo committee of the nfa for premiere by jan gippo whose comment reads the first composition for piccolo and piano that is.
Piccolo gippo provides all of the primary fingerings, along with many alternatives that help to solve problems in sonority and blend with other. The modern piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the standard transverse flute, but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written. To my knowledge, there is no other book like this one. The piccolo is not the flute, and requires its own approach for effective performance. We offer the largest variety of top quality student and professional flutes and piccolos. Dont force a student to play piccolo who has not mastered the flute. Cantos for solo instruments instrumental albany records. A comprehensive guide to fingerings, repertoire, and history. The book for every piccoloist starts with a comprehensive guide to the allimportant fingerings for the smallest flute. This should be in every piccolo players library and key fingerings should be memorized. Robert longevin, principal flute, new york philharmonic.
We provide over 16,000 products including instruments, sheet music, cds and accessories. The woodwind fingering guide for all types of flutes c flute is the regular one, but also g, eb, ethnic, simplesystem etc. This piano reduction of liebermanns opus 50 for piccolo and orchestra is a twentyminute work whose commission was sponsored by the national flute association. Woodwind trio with piano piccolo or flute, clarinet in bb, piano a trio for piccolo or flute, clarinet, and piano.
He used to remind his students that the piccolo is a compromise. With a focus on blend and sonority, gippo, with the assistance of morgan williams, lays out plenty of alternative fingerings and encourages piccoloists to try them out. A modern guide to fingerings for the flute by james pellerite the complete piccolo by jan gippo. The piccolo study book available for download and read online in other formats. Flute music by french composers edited by louis moyse. Rubank elementary method flute or piccolo rubank educational library by. Orchestral excerpts for flute by jeanne baxtresser.
The complete piccolo 9781598061116 by jan gippo and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Liebermann piccolo concerto opus 50piccolo and pianopresser piccolo and piano reduction liebermann piccolo concerto for piccolo and orchestra received its premiere in 1996 by jan gippo and members of the new jersey symphony orchestra at the national flute association convention, new york. Wayne hedrick also has a chart online of useful alternate fingerings, and gives some indication of how each is most useful. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The complete piccolo a comprehensive guide to fingerings. Including sheet music, songbooks, methods, scores and exam pieces. The flute embouchure is of a size that is quite normal for the average human being. From 1966 to 1994 he was professor of composition at the eastman school. A comprehensive guide to fingerings, repertoire and history. Louis symphony and swafford publisher stood on a cliff in the middle of grand canyon at sunset, arguing about whether the scene in front of them was best expressed by ivess fourth swafford or brahmss fourth gippo. A graduate of the new england conservatory of music, he has taught at.
Jan gippo,therese wacker,morgan williams,tammy sue kirk,laurie sokoloff 20070701 piccolo music. The pitch range of the piccolo is higher, therefore perceived by our ears as louder, than the flute. Piccolo reluctantly, at first, adopts two stray kittens, and teaches them how to take care of themselves. Thumbport for piccolo excellent aid for right thumb position available through aba music, flute world special fingerings used to facilitate response in soft passages and improve intonation a basic guide to fingerings for the piccolo steve tanzer sopranino press the complete piccolo jan gippo use of earplugs. Liebermann piccolo concerto opus 50piccolo and pianopresser. It is a mistake to hold back because this causes fundamental problems with support and air speed.
The complete piccolo by jan gippo is a great little reference book, i highly recommend it. This is the best for printing out and holepunching for your flute notebook or to put up on your music stand. This is possibly following the inexact recommendations of hector berlioz in his book on orchestration which, as jan gippo noted in his january 1997 article piccolo misconceptions for. This approach may work for pianists, but it is quite impractical for piccoloists. Louis symphony piccolo and flutist, jan gippo will lead a piccolo and flute master class at the community music school of webster university on friday, april 19, 4 6 p. Jan gippo is happy to share his secrets, the result of a lifetime of study and performance. Louis symphony orchestra i read it with great interest and would not hesitate to recommend it to flutists, especially to anyone interested in the workings of the flute. Jan gippos book, mentioned earlier, is a must have for anyone who is serious about playing the piccolo.1049 122 1522 1574 823 932 854 881 1071 944 1514 1077 187 656 1544 850 1351 1355 1014 1294 653 1123 1482 277 826 858 680 256 879 200 583 1083 73 634