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Solo repertoire




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Loeb David

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Berio, Luciano

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Carter, Elliott

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Debussy, Claude

Desenne, Paul

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Donatoni, Franco

Erb, Donald

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hovhaness, Alan

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kuhlau, Friedrich

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Loeb, David

Marais, Marin

Martino, Donald

Mercadante, Saverio

Muczynski, Robert

Offermans, Wil

Pärt, Arvo

Pattillo, Greg

Persichetti, Vincent

Piazzolla, Astor

Poulenc, Francis

Price, William Roger

Ran, Shulamit

Saariaho, Kaija

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Sollberger, Harvey

Somma, Victor

Takemitsu, Tōru

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Six Preludes for solo piccolo

By Loeb David

D. Loeb: Six Preludes for solo piccolo (Volume I) were written in 1982 as result of acquisition and experiments of four different shinobue (Japanese traverse flute) flutes.
The other set of Four Preludes for solo piccolo was composed in 1986, Preludes Vol. III in 1994 and Preludes Vol. IV in 1999.

2016, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Reston, VA

Six Preludes

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Loeb David

David Loeb (1939) is and American flutist and composer. Born in New York, he initially studied music and painting. Later he studied composition at the Mannes College of Music in New York and Yale University. Additional studies of Japanese traditional music with Shinichi Yuize made a big impact on Loeb, leading to various compositions composed for Asian instruments, often combining them with historical (viols) as well as contemporary instruments (flute, cello, guitar).
Having studied Japanese transverse flutes (shinobue, kagurabue, and komabue) led to Loeb's first performance in 1983. In addition to many unaccompanied performances, he has also played in various chamber contexts, and also as a soloist with orchestras, chorus, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, and with ensembles consisting of Japanese instruments.
Overall, fifteen of his compositions (mostly for piccolo) are published by ALRY.
Since 1964 he is a faculty member of Mannes College of Music. From 1973 until 2000 he taught at the Curtis Institute.