Andy Findon

Andy is Europe's most recorded flautist, having appeared on countless albums, film and TV scores. He has been involved in just about every genre of performance from serious orchestral work to rock bands and the world of London's West End theatre. As well as his enviable reputation as a master performer on the flute, he has been Michael Nyman's baritone saxophonist since 1980, and has transcribed and recorded Michael's "Yamamoto Perpetuo", a 37 minute solo flute work. Andy is a "Pearl Flutes International Artist" as well as being the proud owner of Geoffrey Gilbert's 1950 platinum flute. www.andyfindon.com

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Brass Band 1:47

A genial brass band play a slow waltz with just a hint of Oom-Pah as the locals gather and mingle for a social event. 85bpm

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Sweet Summer Meadows 2:29

Simple melodies depict the peace and allure of a summers day in the heart of the countryside. A chilled moment surrounded by nature. 85bpm

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A Sunday Gathering 1:59

Simple, thoughtful melodies played earnestly and purposefully befitting the day as the parishioners come together and intermingle.  78bpm

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Simple Folk 1:08

A charming, uncomplicated melody with sparse instrumentation portrays the simple things in life with just a hint of eccentricity. 80bpm

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An Empty Chair 1:20

Slow, tender and reflective refrain. Fond, sentimental memories of times spent with a loved one. A missed friend. 72.5bpm

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Alas My Love 2:03

Delicate and enchanting flute melodies dance and sway as if to question and delight. Beguiling sirens charm and captivate. 80bpm

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Magna Carta 2:19

Medieval merriment and drollery with uncomplicated but evolving melodies and counterpoint. A sense of mischievous machinations. 57.5bpm

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Sweet Summer Meadows 0:30

Simple melodies depict the peace and allure of a summers day in the heart of the countryside. A chilled moment surrounded by nature. 85bpm

Andy Findon
A Sunday Gathering 0:30

Simple, thoughtful melodies played earnestly and purposefully befitting the day as the parishioners come together and intermingle.  78bpm

Andy Findon
Simple Folk 0:30

A charming, uncomplicated melody with sparse instrumentation portrays the simple things in life with just a hint of eccentricity. 80bpm

Andy Findon
An Empty Chair 0:30

Slow, tender and reflective refrain. Fond, sentimental memories of times spent with a loved one. A missed friend. 72.5

Andy Findon
Alas My Love 0:30

Delicate and enchanting flute melodies dance and sway as if to question and delight. Beguiling sirens charm and captivate. 80bpm

Andy Findon
Magna Carta 0:30

Medieval merriment and drollery with uncomplicated but evolving melodies and counterpoint. A sense of mischievous machinations. 57.5bpm

Andy Findon
Sweet Summer Meadows 0:06

Simple melodies depict the peace and allure of a summers day in the heart of the countryside. A chilled moment surrounded by nature. 85bpm

Andy Findon
Sweet Summer Meadows 0:06

Simple melodies depict the peace and allure of a summers day in the heart of the countryside. A chilled moment surrounded by nature. 85bpm

Andy Findon
A Sunday Gathering 0:06

Simple, thoughtful melodies played earnestly and purposefully befitting the day as the parishioners come together and intermingle.  78bpm

Andy Findon
Simple Folk 0:07

A charming, uncomplicated melody with sparse instrumentation portrays the simple things in life with just a hint of eccentricity. 80bpm

Andy Findon
Simple Folk 0:07

A charming, uncomplicated melody with sparse instrumentation portrays the simple things in life with just a hint of eccentricity. 80bpm

Andy Findon
An Empty Chair 0:06

Slow, tender and reflective refrain. Fond, sentimental memories of times spent with a loved one. A missed friend. 72.5bpm

Andy Findon
Magna Carta 0:05

Medieval merriment and drollery with uncomplicated but evolving melodies and counterpoint. A sense of mischievous machinations. 57.5bpm

Andy Findon
Prelude in c major (J S Bach) 2:08

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

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Sheep May Safely Graze (J S Bach) 3:57

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

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Vltava from Ma Vlast (Smetana) 2:21

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

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Minuet from String Quartet (Boccherini) 1:42

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

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Berceuse from The Dolly Suite (Faure) 2:28

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

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Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring (J S Bach) 2:58

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

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Rondeau from The Moor's Revenge (Purcell) 1:48

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

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Minuet in g major (J S Bach) 1:38

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

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Sonatina Opus 36 No 1 (Clementi) 1:03

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

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The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (Rimsky Korsakov) 1:30

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

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Cantata 140 (J S Bach) 4:19

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

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Ronde and Saltarelle (Susarto) 2:13

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

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Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn) 4:11

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
Allemande from Partita (J S Bach) 2:51

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

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Corrente from Partita (J S Bach) 3:00

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

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Arab Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky) 3:27

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

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Come Ye Sons Of Art Away (Purcell) 2:23

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

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Theme from The Surprise Symphony No 94 2nd movement (Haydn) 2:13

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

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The Happy Farmer (Schumann) 0:56

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

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St Anthony Chorale (Haydn) 1:42

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

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Sonata in F Major 2nd movement (Handel) 2:18

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

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Piano Sonata in f major (Mozart) 0:57

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
Piano Sonata in f major (Mozart) V2 0:56

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

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Pavane Opus 50 (Faure) 2:30

Faure's gentle Pavane performed by a delicate flute choir. Calming and reverent, luxurious texture. Soft sunlight casting long shadows across a field of gently rippling grass. 70bpm

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String Quartet in g minor 1st movement (Debussy) 6:16

Flute quartet arrangement of the first movement of Debussy's String Quartet. Lyrically melodic but animated and energetic. Unfolding events and revelations as intriguing plot lines develop. 120bpm

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Theme from The Force Of Destiny (Verdi) 1:30

Verdi's simple theme on penny whistle with enchanting childlike pan-pipe texture. Children's faces looking upwards in awe and wonder as they wander through a magical world. 45bpm

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Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Ravel) 2:22

Luxuriantly textured performance by flutes with a deep orchestral backing. Thoughtful melodic lines with a gentle serenity. Drifting slowly through cherished memories with a heart bursting with love. 54bpm

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Dido's Lament (Purcell) 2:32

Stately duet for two flutes over statuesque bass line. English Renaissance. Stylishly dark and slightly threatening. A solemn procession crossing the courtyard of a grand old building. 114bpm

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Prelude No 4 Opus 28 (Chopin) 2:03

Chopin's well known Prelude as a serene flute solo with guitar accompaniment. Soothing, uninterrupted, calming melody. Alone with thoughts of past times both bitter and sweet. 50bpm

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The Banks Of Green Willow (Butterworth) 1:58

Butterworth's version of this folk melody featuring two serene intertwining flutes. A single bird playing on the wind is joined by a second to join in the aerial dance. 75bpm

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