Classical Interpretations 2 / MUM183

A bright, upbeat and happy selection of well known classical pieces performed by the outstanding English woodwind player Andy Findon.

Genres : Classical, Nature, Feelgood, The Arts/Culture, Historical, Underscore, Themes, Feelings/Emotions/Moods, Children

Composer : Andy Findon

Track NumberAlbumTitleLengthDescriptionComposersControls
1.Prelude in c major (J S Bach)02:08

Sparkling, vibrant, tumbling arpeggiated figures on flutes. Sunlight spreading  across the landscape chasing away the shadows like flowing water as the sun rises. 60bpm

Andy Findon
2.Sheep May Safely Graze (J S Bach)03:57

Genteel penny whistle melody over refined, meandering baroque flutes and bassoon. A scene of bucolic beauty with contented cows and sheep grazing in green pastures. 59bpm

Andy Findon
3.Vltava from Ma Vlast (Smetana)02:21

Rolling flutes leading to a sweeping theme of the Bohemian countryside. Crisp frost tinged Autumn leaves sent flying in swirling spirals by the breeze. 76bpm

Andy Findon
4.Minuet from String Quartet (Boccherini)01:42

Drawing room, sophisticated, courtly piece for flute. Equivocally baroque feel. Genteel Ladies and Gentlemen line up in their positions for the evening's dance. 75bpm

Andy Findon
5.Berceuse from The Dolly Suite (Faure)02:28

Genteel flute melody with rolling motif back ground. Toy like theme. A happy family day driving out to the country away from the hustle and bustle. 70bpm

Andy Findon
6.Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring (J S Bach)02:58

Flowing flute figures with a dignified melody on the soprano saxophone. Happy to be alive on a beautiful day that raises the spirits and chases the dark clouds away. 65bpm

Andy Findon
7.Rondeau from The Moor's Revenge (Purcell)01:48

Dignified English Renaissance piece for flute choir. Stately but nimble. Pomp and splendour abound in a ceremonial occasion of grandeur and excess. 150bpm

Andy Findon
8.Minuet in g major (J S Bach)01:38

Charming, sweet, 3/4 melody on penny whistle. Simplistic bass part. A fresh new day with the birds singing in the trees and the sun streaming into the house. 120bpm

Andy Findon
9.Sonatina Opus 36 No 1 (Clementi)01:03

Music box flute duet. Baroque style. Bright, light and dancing. Spring has sprung with flowers opening their leaves and woodland creatures coming back out to explore. 150bpm

Andy Findon
10.The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (Rimsky Korsakov)01:30

Sparkling flutes bumbling and buzzing around like bees. Fast and buzzy. Rolling and tumbling head over heels down a hill in fits of giggles and unable to stop. 144bpm

Andy Findon
11.Cantata 140 (J S Bach)04:19

Delicate, elegant meandering flute line with dignified low whistle melody joining halfway. A tranquil afternoon lazing in the long grass enjoying the sun's warmth. 70bpm

Andy Findon
12.Ronde and Saltarelle (Susarto)02:13

Light and sprightly Renaissance dances. Pastoral and peasant like, with a hint of sophistication. Young animals prancing and frolicking, full of the joys of Spring. 150bpm

Andy Findon
13.Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)04:11

Virtuosic flutes in 3/8 time. Highly animated and elfishly effervescent. Scurrying hither and thither in a great rush of activity, making things more chaotic rather then less. 138bpm

Andy Findon
14.Allemande from Partita (J S Bach)02:51

Declamatory unaccompanied flute, constant movement, flowing musical phrases throughout. Shy and insecure, keeping just out of sight and unsure whether to come out. 70bpm

Andy Findon
15.Corrente from Partita (J S Bach)03:00

Lively, bouncy unaccompanied flute dance, with florid passages. Varied throughout. Quickly picking a way along a twisting woodland path with light-footed agility. 110bpm

Andy Findon
16.Arab Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)03:27

Delicate flutes playing an enchanting melody over eastern tinged backing. The toys in the workshop are secretly coming to life for a strange mechanical dance. 45bpm

Andy Findon
17.Come Ye Sons Of Art Away (Purcell)02:23

Lively Renaissance stately dance in 3/4 time. English country house flutes, bassoon and harpsichord. Finely manicured gardens being toured by a dignitary and his cortege. 100bpm

Andy Findon
18.Theme from The Surprise Symphony No 94 2nd movement (Haydn)02:13

Delicate flute and pan-pipes playing Haydn's stately melody. Classically refined piccolo halfway through. Children playing hide and seek with lots of whispers and giggles. 58bpm

Andy Findon
19.The Happy Farmer (Schumann)00:56

Bumbling peasant farmer serenading on the baritone saxophone with his animals playing pan-pipes. Rolling home after a day's work looking forward to a glass or two of beer. 90bpm

Andy Findon
20.St Anthony Chorale (Haydn)01:42

Scholastic chorale woodwind ensemble. Stately and learned. Returning to the picturesque setting of a favourite building like The Backs at Cambridge University. 60bpm

Andy Findon
21.Sonata in F Major 2nd movement (Handel)02:18

Up tempo baroque flute solo with flutes backing. Lively but stately. Stepping out with a spring in the step on a bright morning resolved to get things done. 96bpm

Andy Findon
22.Piano Sonata in f major (Mozart)00:57

Lively, simplistic penny whistle and bassoon duet. Charmingly tasteful and innocent. Bright eyed and bushy tailed - excited and willing but a little bit over eager. 112bpm

Andy Findon
23.Piano Sonata in f major (Mozart) V200:56

Lively, simplistic solo penny whistle. Charmingly tasteful and innocent. Bright eyed and bushy tailed - excited and willing to help, with a naive innocence. 112bpm

Andy Findon