by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
mp3 (Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella) mp3 (O Come, O Come Emmanuel) mp3 (Infant Holy, Infant Lowly) mp3 (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (recording by Phyllis Louke 3/08)
Christmas Landscapes is a collection of four beautiful Christmas solos suitable for church, holiday performances, and family gatherings that can be played on the alto flute, bass or c-flute. Performance suggestions are given for each Christmas Carol, including marked sections where the octave can be varied for contrast. Each carol has a repeat which contains textural changes in the piano from the first time through.
Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella is a lovely setting of a 17th century French Carol with a lilting melody in 3/8 time. This carol begins with a simple accompaniment to the flute melody followed by a descant. (2:30)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel, a 15th century French Carol, begins with unaccompanied alto flute followed by a flowing piano part and a descant. The piano entrance at measure 96 can be delayed to the last beat of measure 101, if the performers prefer. This arrangement also features a beautiful interlude between verses. (4:00)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly is a traditional Polish carol in 3/4 time. This beautiful lullaby begins with a simple accompaniment to the flute melody followed by a descant. (2:00)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a joyful traditional carol that begins with flute melody with a simple accompaniment followed by a descant. (3:30)
Alto flute and concert pitch parts are included.