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Tonescapes

by Rebecca Jeffreys & Natassja Linzau

Contemporary tunes for solo flute and multiple flutes with piano.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Alone in the Rain
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2. Orientale-In the Rice Paddy
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3. In the Temple
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4. Cantique Jean Racine
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5. Pot-Pourri Brasiliero
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6. Soaring
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7. Academie of Dance-Chante
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8. Ecossaise
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9. Pavane
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10. Galliarde
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11. Lyric Poem
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12. Baikal Journey-Sacred Cauldron
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13. Ancient Friend
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14. Pearl of Siberia
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15. Crystal Sea
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rebecca Jeffreys is the founding director of the Woodbridge Flute Choir. As a member of the Woodbridge Flute Choir, Rebecca gave concerto performances at the Kennedy Center and White House. Under Rebecca's direction, the Woodbridge Flute Choir commissioned numerous original works for flute choir, and produced two CDs. Her solo career has included a concerto performance in a private audience to Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy and guest concerto performances with various orchestras and wind ensembles. She is a former member of the Jeffreys and Miller Latin Flute and Guitar Duo which made two East Coast tours. Additional concerts have included ensemble performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, and other prestigious East Coast locations. In 2000 she played in the NFA Professional Flute Choir at the National Flute Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Rebecca was the 2000-2002 President for the Washington Flute Society and a soloist and the local arrangements chair for the 2002 National Flute Convention in Washington, DC. Since moving to Boston in 2002, she has performed at the Longfellow House, Harvard, and other New England locations. Currently, she is on the teaching staff at the Nashua (NH) Community School of Music. Rebecca has studied with Camilla Hoitenga, Ken Andrews and Kazuo Tokito. She holds music degrees from the Crane School of Music and Catholic University.

Natassja Linzau earned her Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors from Brigham Young University, where she studied with Robert Smith and Dian Baker. Natassja completed her Master of Music Degree at the Catholic University of America, where she studied chamber music and accompanying with Ms. Marilyn Neeley. Natassja's chamber music trio participated as finalists in the Fischoff Collegiate Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA Collegiate Music Competition. Natassja currently performs with several chamber ensembles in the Washington, DC area.

Tonescapes also includes guest artists Kara Ebert, Lisa Sheldone and Karen Edwards on ensemble flutes.

About Tonescapes:
Music can evoke powerful images. Musicians have understood this capability since the beginning of time. Even tribal dances and its music depicts pictures and tells stories for its audience. This CD honors the magical spell that music casts upon us. The title of each work provides insight to the subject matter, and the music fills in the spaces.
This album includes solo and ensemble music for all the flutes in the flute family. Baikal Journey (premiere recording) by Catherine McMichael, is a fantastic work for solo bass flute, alto flute, e-flat flute and C flute. The entire work is a tribute to Lake Baikal, the world's largest and most endangered body of fresh water that it is unfamiliar to most people beyond Russia's borders. Catherine borrows Russia's common names for this lake for the titles and uses folk tunes as well as original music to portray this incredible place. Throughout our correspondence, she kept sending me amazing facts about this lake. It is apparent through her music, that Lake Baikal is a magical and mysterious place for her. The final movement calls for the E flat flute, an instrument rarely written for that offers a woody, rustic sound quality that well suits the character.

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Jim Waterman

Love the sound of the flute? You'll this work.
I've just finished listening to this recording for the third time. This is a CD that will lift your spirits and refresh your soul. It's music that will alternately make you want to get up and dance, dream, sing, meditate, and gaze contemplatively out your window. Rebecca's solo work will captivate you from the first mystical bars on Steve Tung's compostion 'Alone in the Rain' to the vibrant joyous strains of the Girl From Ipanema in 'Pot-Pourri Brasiliero'. The album also includes several quartet pieces where Rebecca is joined by flutists Kara Ebert, Karen Edwards, and Lisa Sheldone, and a duet with Rebecca and Kara. The quartet sound is rich and cohesive, displaying the full palette of the flute family in Mel Lauf's evocative 'Orientale'. The music on the album is an eclectic mix of beautiful tonal compositions, many of which are recent publications. The selections share the common thread of suggesting beautiful imagery. For those of you familiar with recent flute ensemble literature, the album includes two marvelous works by Catherine McMichael, the quartet "Acadamie of Dance" for piccolo, flute, alto, and bass, and "Lake Baikal", a new composition for solo flute and piano. The latter is in four movements featuring bass, alto, c flute, and Eb flute successively.
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Linn Kezer

A truly amazing and inspiring recording
I am very excited about this CD. The opening alto flute piece, "Alone In The Rain" by Tung, sets the mood, providing beautiful mental images of a walk in the park in a light rain. Each subsequent piece conjures more visualizations from rice paddies ("Orientale" by Lauf) to dances ("Pot-Pourri Brasileiro" by Arantes, and "Academie of Dance" by McMichael) to an endangered Russian lake ("Baikal Journey" by McMichael).

Not only are the musical selections wonderful choices, the performance of the beautiful music is incredibly inspiring. The impeccable intonation, lush blend, and excellent balance among the players make this a very rare find, indeed.

Whether flute and piano, multiple flutes, or a variety of flutes of different sizes, the ability of Rebecca Jeffreys and her colleagues to express the music in such a way as to be able to provide the gorgeous imagery is truly a terrific gift.

The title, "Tonescapes" is definitely appropriate for this CD. You must listen to and "watch" this beautiful CD.
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A must have for all fluties
If you love flute music than this is a must have CD. Rebecca's playing is right up there with those I call Masters of the Flute. I feel fortunate that all my CD players take just one disc because it is alright with me that this CD just keeps on repeating.
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Al Cormier


Tonescapes is truely a pleasure to listen hear. If there is any magic in a flute, this is it. I recommend this CD to all flute lovers.
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Teresa Meeks


Great pieces beautifully performed.
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Middlesex Beat

"...Tonescapes calls up times and places far away..."
"Driving up to the New Hampshire border to visit Rebecca Jeffreys is almost as much pleasure as meeting the talented flutist herself. That's especially true when soft snow is falling en route to her home in Pepperell, and her new solo CD for flute and piano is playing.Worries about spiraling gas prices, tax bills and the war on terrorism vanish, at least temporarily, in a cascade of music. Rolling down tree-shadowed highways at dusk, the album Tonescapes calls up times and places far away. That's exactly what the artists's debut distribution Cd is meant to do." Arthur Clark, Middlesex Beat, April 2003
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Jerry Pritchard, Flute Network, February 2003

"Jeffreys' performance is as clear and limpid as a mountain lake
"Jeffreys' performance is as clear and limpid as a mountain lake and her work on alto flute is especially moving. She is a fine flutist with great intonation, musical phrasing, and expression – and a legato to die for."
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