Aspects of Paradise

Giles SwayneGZ055
Flute and Piano | Grades 6–7 technical level | Duration: 9 minutes

Four pieces offering a melodious and flautistical view of the Adam and Eve story. Swayne’s mastery of the flute, familiar from HAVOC, Winter Solstice Carol, and the virtuoso Canto for flute (all published by Novello) is here put to excellent use for budding young players. These pieces, which introduce the player to such things as flutter–tonguing and harmonics, have been edited for the flute by renowned flautist Philippa Davies, to whom they are dedicated.

cover of Aspects of Paradise  (Piano and Flute) Giles Swayne Gonzaga Teaching Series, Gonzaga Music

  • The Gardener of Eden
  • Adam and Eve and Pinch–me
  • Paradise Stomp
  • Forbidden Flute

“Giles brings to these delightful pieces a great understanding of the instrument and a wonderfully fresh approach. Although making demands on the player, he adds that particular quality of fun which is always present in his music. They are little gems, which everyone will enjoy as much as I have.”
Philippa Davies

“. . . challenges of metre and simple extended techniques within a highly enjoyable and accessible idiom.”
Music Teacher

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