A Young Flutist’s Anthology

We are proud to present this high-fidelity recording for flute students and flute lovers of all ages.  Scheduled to be released in July 2015, the CD will feature little-recorded repertoire for the beginner flutist as well as intermediate and advanced pieces for inspiration and enjoyment.

The eminent Canadian flutist Suzanne Shulman will be joined at the piano by her long-time friend and colleague Valerie Tryon.  Tracks will include such early pieces as Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Long Long Ago, and Schubert’s Wiegenlied (Lullaby), as well as intermediate showpieces such as Pessard’s Andalouse and the rarely recorded Bergamask by Koepke, and repertoire standards Syrinx (Debussy) and Danse de la Chèvre (Honegger).  As Ms. Shulman studied these works in France with Marcel Moyse, Michel Debost, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Christian Lardé at the beginning of her career, this CD will be an exciting addition to the recorded canon of these works.

The CD will also include the first recordings of several pedagogical arrangements by the noted teacher and composer Noelle Perrin (New Jersey).  Teachers and students will enjoy her creative combinations of early pieces with well-known classical themes.  On this recording, we are featuring Mary’s Simple Gifts, The Flight of the Honeybee, Mahler’s Fireflies, and Gymnopédie Cuckoo.  Additional flute lines will be provided by David Gerry and Kelly Williamson, co-directors of the CD.  The CD is being produced and engineered by Kirk Starkey.  It was made possible by the generous support of flute teachers and students from around the globe, and with the assistance of Chicago teacher Meret Bitticks.

To hear audio samples, click here:https://soundcloud.com/wolftone-sounds/sets/young-flutists-anthology

Over a hundred people have placed advance orders for the hard copy CD, which includes 36 tracks for only $15 plus shipping, with light-hearted and colourful cover art by artist and musician Jonathan Royce.  You can order yours by clicking here; payment can be accepted via PayPal, direct payment, or personal cheque (by mail - please request the address.


Valerie Tryon and Suzanne Shulman during one of the recording sessions.

     © David Gerry 2016