FCNY's Virtual Flute Choir – Flute Center of New York
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FCNY's Virtual Flute Choir

 

Connect with flutists from all over the world in FCNY's Virtual Flute Choir!

 

 

Guidelines:

- We will be recording the theme of Holst's "Jupiter" from the Planets, arranged for flute choir.   You can find the music for free online. Email emily@flutes4sale.com if you need help getting the music.
- We will be compiling a composite video of all of the video recording submitted, so we hope you will send us a video! However, we will also accept and use audio files.

Part Assignments:

To make sure we have enough players on each part, please abide by the following part assignments. However, if your assigned part is too difficult, you may choose an easier part.
If your birthday falls during:
January or February - flute 1 
March or April - flute 2
May or June - flute 3
July, August or September- flute 4
October, November, or December - flute 5  (optional bass flute)

 

Recording:

Tempo: Use headphones to listen to a metronome or click track while you record. Our tempo is quarter note = 66.
Don't forget to use headphones for your metronome/click track! We don't want to hear your metronome/click track in your video. 

We recommend using your phone or computer to make the video.

There is a written "ritard" in the music. Do NOT follow this marking! Please continue at quarter note = 66.

Please count rests carefully! 

Tuning: Please tune to A=440 hz. Most modern flutes will need to pull the headjoint out to be in tune.

Some tips for recording:
  • Stay in the yellow. On most recording devices, you'll see the audio levels moving up to yellow and eventually red. Red could mean things were too loud and will sound distorted; yellow is likely not too soft/loud.
  • If you record with something like your phone, you may not have this visual feedback. Record a small amount then listen back on headphones. Being further from your phone may avoid distorted sounds, but increases how much we hear the room. The happy medium may be a view where we see performers from the waist up, but this could vary.
  • If possible, record where there aren't extra noises. Take time to listen to the room so that we can just enjoy the sound of flutes, not flutes and something else.

 

Submitting Your Recording:

To join the Virtual Flute Choir, please submit the Entry Form no later than April 5, 2020

ENTRY FORM

Please email emily@flutes4sale.com with any questions. We can't wait to hear you!