Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Return of "Flute Duo Chopstick Exercise" Video

Many thanks to Roland's family for posting this video again!

Several readers asked what piece is played in the video. Brigitte, Roland's widow, supplied the following info:
Hören, lesen & spielen
1 Duo - buch
Verlag de Haske
Nr.11 Die Parade von Jacob de Haan
They purchased the book through Amazon.de


Saturday, May 10, 2008

In memory of Roland Lietzenmayer

Dear friends,

I have posted the final score of Le Tombeau de Roland: ‘Per aspera ad astra’. I commissioned this flute quartet, composed by Galway Flute Chat member Rick Arnest, in memory of Roland Lietzenmayer and in honor of his enthusiasm for flute playing. This work is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0, so it may be freely distributed and performed. Thank you Rick! The work was first performed at Roland’s funeral in Albstadt-Ebingen by a local flute quartet. Many thanks to the flutists who prepared and performed this work.

I am walking in NAMIWalk 2008 in honor of Roland who was my online flute student. He gave up in his struggle with bipolar disorder on March 28, 2008. I hope to raise money for educational, support, and advocacy services for families of mentally ill persons through my efforts.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the U.S.’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy.

The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.

NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability.

To join me in this walk or to support my local walk team, the Bull City Strutters, click here. Click on my name if you wish to donate, or visit my personal fundraising page.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Catherine LeGrand