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Poems and Dreams

by Rebecca Jeffreys & Alexander Timofeev

5 new works for flute and piano ranging from Romantic to Avante Garde.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Byzantine Dances
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2. Intermezzo: 1. Prelude
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3. Intermezzo: 2. Nocturne
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4. Intermezzo: 3. Capriccio
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5. Romantic Sonata, Poems of Light: 1. Of Light and Shadow
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6. Romantic Sonata, Poems of Light: 2. Colors in the Clouds
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7. Romantic Sonata, Poems of Light: 3. Prism of the Heart
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8. Acadian Dreams
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9. Flute Suite in D Major, Op. 3: 1. Prelude
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10. Flute Suite in D Major, Op. 3: 2. Allegro Trill
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11. Flute Suite in D Major, Op. 3: 3. Adagio
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12. Flute Suite in D Major, Op. 3: 4. Allegro con moto
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13. Flute Suite in D Major, Op. 3: 5. Presto Change-O Rondo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Poems and Dreams is a collaboration between Rebecca Jeffreys, flutist and Alexander Timofeev, pianist and 5 composers. The original scores musically bring to life the beauty of the land and the culture of Canada's people, storytelling through song, painting sound via special effects and celebration of dance forms.

Rebecca Jeffreys and Alexander Timofeev are both seasoned professionals. Rebecca Jeffreys, holds a B.M. degree and Performance Certificate from the Crane School of Music and Master's Degree in performance from Catholic University. Currently, she is an active flute teacher at her Pepperell, MA studio and adjunct professor of flute at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. She is a winner of the Crane School of Music Concerto Competition, a two time winner of the Crane School of Music Contemporary Music Competition and the Bayview Music Festival Concerto Competition. She is also a 2 time concerto soloist with the Catholic University Chamber Winds and one time with the Symphony Orchestra. As a founding director and member of the nationally recognized 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. Presently, she performs with guitarist, Mike Loce, performing original works with international influences. Additional concerts have included ensemble performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, and other prestigious East Coast locations. As a National Flute Association member, she has been a Local Arrangements Chair, led flute choir reading sessions, conducted the Woodbridge Flute Choir, played with the professional flute choir, and performed for the New Publications concerts. Rebecca’s debut album, "Tonescapes"continues to receive positive attention nationally and internationally. She returned to the Woodbridge Flute choir as guest performer to celebrate the choir's 10th and 20th year anniversary. Rebecca performs on a 2013 Haynes handmade silver flute and a Nagahara 10K Gold flute. Visit her youtube channel.

Alexander Timofeev debuted as a pianist-composer at age 19 performing his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1 (2003) with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova. He received awards for his compositions at Valsske Mezirici International Competition (Czech Republic), Slonimsky International Competition (Russia) and Carl Filtsch International Competition (Romania) and premiered his works at the Philomusica Festival (UK), Hariclea Darclee Festival and Voice Competition (Romania), Novye Imena (Russia), Northern Lights Festival (USA) among other festivals. His compositions have been broadcast on WQXR - New York's Classical Music Station and presented in live performances on Pro TV (Romania) and Tele-Radio Moldova. 
 As a pianist, Dr. Timofeev won the First Prizes at Nis Piano Competition, Serbia (2006) and at the Margaret Guthman Piano Competition, Atlanta (2006) and received the Third Prize at the 2007 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition (Toronto). He appeared as a soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Radio-Television Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras of Moldova, Eastman School of Music Orchestra and others.
 In 2008, Dr. Timofeev founded the International Society of Pianists and Composers - ispci.org - a nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary piano music. 
 Alexander Timofeev completed his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (2012). He holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (2008) and B.M. degree from Rowan University (2006). He is currently an Artist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. 


“Flute Suite #3" by Kevin W. Walker was inspired by Kevin's first taste of independence as a young adult in Philadelphia. Each movement musically portrays a moment in his life of awe, excitement and growth that comes with adulthood. Kevin studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, majoring in composition and piano. After attending a seminar given by a John Corigliano (two-time grammy and oscar award winner) Kevin was invited to study privately with him. While studying with Corigliano, Kevin pursued a masters degree at the City University of New York. In 2004, he won best film score at the NYU Film Festival. Kevin W. Walker owns and operates MSound Recording Studios in Philadelphia, PA.

"Romantic Sonata- Poems of Light" by Jeffrey Hoover. This particular work was the second work Jeffrey and Rebecca collaborated on with Molly Lozeau, pianist. Rebecca requested certain elements to be considered such as how the flute can blend with the piano and different tone colors it can produce. She also gave Jeffrey the option of utilizing extended techniques to further the experience. Movement one introduces a happy, soaring melody over lush and rhythmic piano lines. Movement two is full of nontraditional sounds resulting from altered fingerings, quarter tone tunings and harmonics. Movement three, which starts with a heart beat, came from Rebecca’s desire to have a melody hidden within large flourishes, demonstrating the dexterity of the flute. His first collaboration with Rebecca and Molly, Golden, can be heard on line: As with other works by Hoover, there are also paintings he has created that visually interpret the music. Each painting represents one movement and may be projected in performance so the audience can both hear and see the ideas and emotions alive in the music. They are titled with the same names as each movement. Jeffrey Hoover is the director of the B.A in Integrated Arts at the University of Baltimore.

"Acadian Dreams" celebrates Rebecca’s Canadian heritage. The work’s first inspiration is the beauty of the eastern islands; blue sky, the water and the land that the Acadians lived on. The middle section captures the mood and sadness that William Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about in “Evangeline,” the poem of the Acadian’s expulsion from New Brunswick. And finally, her the work ends on an uplifting Jazzy mood, honoring the musical traditions that became iconic to New Orleans, the new home of the Acadians (Cajuns). Adrienne has received yearly consecutive ASCAP Awards, several Meet The Composer grants and a number of Copying Assistance Program grants.

"Intermezzo" was a wonderful gift from Rebecca’s colleague, Francis Kayali. It was first premiered at St. Anselm College in 2014 and repeated at the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival in Portland, Maine. Rebecca and Francis have since brought other premieres to St. Anselm College and composer’s festivals in Maine. Intermezzo begins with a Prelude in which the piano introduces a stream of notes that lyrically ebb and flow. As the flute enters and develops this idea, the movement’s waltz-like qualities emerge. The Prelude ends in a celebratory mood. Like Chopin’s Nocturnes, the second movement (subtitled “Midnight Stroll”) is peaceful, dreamy, and nostalgic, alternating between moments of warmth and icy drafts. Its eerie middle section evokes a setting reminiscent of the snowy Belorussian village in Marc Chagall’s “The Fiddler.” The set concludes with a brief and witty Capriccio that layers a jazzy melody over an erratic, funk-like bass line. Additionally, Francis composed “Concertino,”a flute concerto which Rebecca will premiere with the Woodbridge Flute Choir in honor of their 20th anniversary.

"Byzantine Dances" by Russell Nadel. His newest work draws on dance music from diverse regions around the world. If you listen carefully, you might hear echoes of Spanish flamenco, Jewish hora and klezmer, Bulgarian horo, and more! This work will also heavily utilize the characteristic, colorful, and unique scales and melodic modes common to these cultures and their heritages. Russell has had original compositions commissioned and performed by adult and children’s performing ensembles in the United States and Canada, and has won a variety of awards for his compositions at the local, national and international levels.

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William Cormier

A Dream come true!
Rebecca Jeffreys’ playing of Adrienne Albert’s “Acadian Dreams” was really a dream come true. Composer Albert captured the essence of Acadian history and flutist Jeffreys’ tones and emotional ambiance made for an amazing sound—music that I suspect will become as important as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem “Evangeline.”
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