A very comprehensive book study into the pan flute. This book, made in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Culture, covers such topics as the history of the pan flute, today's pan flute, posture and embouchure, breathing, extending and improving tone quality, intervals, the technique of chromatics, staccato, legato, vibrato, diatonic scales, adjacent and nearby keys, arpeggios, difficultkeys, technical formulas, ornaments, chromatic scales and exercises, special effects, phrasing and difficult technical exercises. This is an essential book for the pan flutist
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary a mosaic is a picture or a pattern produced by arranging together the small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile or glass. The smaller pieces are an integral part of the whole. Numerous art forms exist in mosaic patterns. Many cultures have practiced this art over the last few thousand years. Mosaics have been found amongst the antiquities of ancient Mesopotamia. They existed in ancient Greece and Rome, and they are still being made today. One might refer to a colorful and differing pattern, such as a bird's plumage as a mosaic of feathers of different colors. In a similar manner one could refer to the tales told in this book as parts of a literary mosaic. All tiles in this mosaic are based on events and situations that have occurred. Truth is stranger than fiction and as variegated as the tiles of a mosaic.
Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.
A fully illustrated guide to the outstanding, historical mosaics of Istanbul. It features 123 color pictures, showing 68 mural or floor mosaics from famous historical buildings and sites, including the Great Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Istanbul Archeological Museum, along with descriptive text.
The text explores the iconographic and stylistic sources of the Greek mosaicists, as well as the departures from Byzantine norms, and the relationship of the decoration to contemporary work in the royal foundations. Also included is a chapter on the architecture of the church by Slobodan Çurciç.