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Thanks so much for the warm welcome you’ve given my advent calendar! I promised familiar favorites and lesser-known pieces, and today’s tune is a mix of both!

Franz Liszt’s piano suite “Weihnachtsbaum” was written as a gift for his granddaughter, whose birthday was on Christmas Eve. Its twelve movements are a mix of original music and arrangements of existing melodies.

Today, I’d like to share my flute quartet arrangement of Liszt’s version of Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful). Enjoy!

Want to play this arrangement yourself? Use code ADVENT2023 for 20% off this piece through the end of December!

See you tomorrow!

🎄Welcome to the 2023 Jollyflute Advent Calendar!🎄

✨Join me as I share a new festive and flutey video each day! This year I’m turning to classical Christmas and wintery music - some of these pieces are familiar favorites, and some are lesser-known gems. Each day I'll present a brand new video of a new (or newly updated!) arrangement.

✨For the first day of December, I want to start with some of my very favorite festive music - here’s my flute quartet arrangement of the Overture Miniature from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite! The version I’m playing here is scored for 3 C flutes and alto flute. No low flutes in your ensemble? No problem - this flexible arrangement includes alternate parts if you want to play with 4 C flutes.

✨Want to play this arrangement yourself? Use code ADVENT2023 for 20% off this piece through the end of December!

✨See you tomorrow for more festive flutey fun!

I want to tell you all about it!

Now that I'm home from Phoenix and finally catching up on sleep, here's a little Top 10 list à la David Letterman of my favorite things about the NFA Convention!

10. Hanging out with my partner in crime and duet soulmate Stephanie.

9. Chilling out in the hotel room with our cross stitch projects, some wine, and perhaps too many peppermint patties. 😋

8. Meeting so many great new friends and finally putting faces with Instagram handles!

7. Playing in the NFA Professional Flute Choir for the second time. Great repertoire, great people, great experience!

The Jolly Jones Duo with PFC conductor extraordinaire Kelly Via!

6. Hearing lots of great performances and coming home inspired to practice!

5. Shopping for more sheet music, accessories, and trying out new stuff.

Someday one of these babies will come home with me. Not yet.

4. Air conditioning. Enough said. 🥵

3. Catching up with lots of familiar folks who I love seeing at every event!

You guys know Carolyn!

2. Seeing my sheet music in the wild!

1. My absolute favorite moment of NFA was finally getting to perform my arrangements for a really awesome audience! Not gonna lie, I even cried just a tiny bit at the end. If you know me, you know thats a good thing!

ICYMI, check out the links below to watch the full performance or get your own copy of the music!

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