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The Creative Educator Archive Vault


A portfolio of The Creative Educator’s Projects


Jen trained as a classical flautist.  Listen to extracts from her collection of ensemble recordings alegrìa here. 


alegrìa is the Spanish translation for ‘joy’, as will be evoked in the listener as they engage with the range of sounds captured by the contrasting instruments in the recordings.

Pastorale - Bozza
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Pastorale - Bozza

Bozza – Excerpts from Jose d’ete a la montagne

(A Summer’s Day on the Mountain)


Written in 1953, Eugène Bozza’s flute quartet paints clear pictures in the mind of the listener, exploring and stretching the capabilities of the instrument to extremes.  Throughout the four movements a variety of harmonies and textures are used to illustrate peace and serenity, constantly unsettled and restored once more.


Flute: J Hurst, S Brolly, A Logan, L Perkins


Au bord du torrent - Bozza

Flute: J Hurst, S Brolly, A Logan, L Perkins

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Au bord du torrent - Bozza
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Bordel 1900 - Piazolla
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Bordel 1900 - Piazzolla

Piazolla – Excerpts from Histoire du Tango


The title of this work is self-explanatory.  The entire work by Astor Piazzolla takes us through the development of the tango in the 1900s.  The movement featured is a lively and energetic depiction of the original tango.


Flute: J Hurst; Guitar: V Nicholson


Café 1930 - Piazzolla

Flute: J Hurst; Guitar: V Nicholson

Café 1930 - Piazzolla
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Baroque and Blue - Bolling
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Baroque and Blue - Bolling

Bolling – Excerpt from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio


Claude Bolling’s Suite was composed as a challenge from world-renowned flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal to ‘write something that stays in the classical field for my flute and in the jazz idiom for you (Bolling).  In 1975 the work was completed and recorded, spending a record total of 530 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.


Flute: J Hurst; Piano: A Edmonstone;

String Bass: C Mapp; Drum Kit: J Huxtable

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