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Twelve fantasias for transverse flute without bass = Douze fantaisies pour flûte traversiere sans basse Telemann, Georg Philipp. A collection of pieces in a range of key and time signatures; essentially small-scale suites that transition through varied styles of musical language. Wonderful pieces for improvisation, these are musically and technically full of interest and challenge. Search by the title fantasias or fantasies to find versions for other instruments.
As it is the season both for the Portland Rose Festival and a profusion of flowering roses throughout the city, this is an excellent time to check out an illustrated history of the Rose Festival, with photographs that chronicle the the parades from 1907.
Authors:Miller, George R.
Title: Portland Rose Festival
Publisher:Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2013
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm
Series: Images of America
Call number: 979.549 M6481p 2013 Central and Neighborhood libraries
Quote from the description of this book: "At the end of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905, the president of the Portland Street Fair and Carnival Association, E.W. Rowe, presented the idea of an annual festival to Portland mayor Harry Lane. From that idea came the first Rose Festival, called the Rose Carnival and Fiesta, held June 20-22, 1907. It was hailed as a huge success. "There is no reason in the world why Portland should not hold a rose festival every year," remarked the Oregonian on June 21. "Everyone will be happier and better all the rest of the year for the festival of roses.""