Carnival DVD and Recital CDS. Purchase of jazz arrangements
The Carnival Concert is no longer available. The final one was in Switzerland in
Worldwide newspaper reviews:
'A comic, musician and magician rolled into one. One of the wildest programs I've
ever seen...a performance which defies description with flutes bursting into flames...not
since Victor Borge have I experienced such a mind boggling blend of artistry and
inspired nonsense' -Florida News Journal, USA.
'The performance was extraordinary....a prodigious musicality as well as a consummate
humorist'. ..- Waterloo Courier, Cedar Falls, USA
'The whole evening went off with such extremely infectious good humour that there
was simply not a dull moment' -West Sussex Times.
'...his witty repartee and performance on every conceivable flute was brilliantly
funny and brought the house down!' -PAN, Journal of British Flute Society
'...Wye is a fantastic musician and magician in one!' -Nice Matin, France.
'...a spectacular presentation of music, magic and humour' -El Tiempo, Ecuador
'...the performance was slick, highly musical and utterly hilarious - an uproariously
comical evening... it was easy to overlook the great skill and musicianship involved'
-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
'..as well as demonstrating divine skill and technique by changing instruments
so rapidly, he had the audience in hysterics at various stages of the performance..'South Australian Flute News
'…a musician of great ability..' New York Times, USA
The countries and the number of times the Carnival Show has been performed:-
Alderney 1: Australia 14, Austria 2, Belgium 1, Bermuda 1, Brazil 1, Canada 3, Croatia
1, Czech Republic 1, Denmark 1, Ecuador 1, Finland 1, France 7, Germany 4, Great
Britain 43, Greece 1, Guernsey 2, Hong Kong 2, Isle of Man 1, Italy 13, Japan 8,
Jersey 2, South Korea 1, Mexico 2, The Netherlands 6, New Zealand 2, Norway 1, Peru
1; Poland 1, Portugal 2, Sark 1; Slovenia 2; Spain 2, Sudan 2, Sweden 2, Taiwan 4;
Tasmania 1; Thailand 1; Trinidad 1; United States 23. Total: 164
The Carnival Variations, known as the Carnival Show on DVD. 48 Variations on the
Carnival of Venice for 56 Flutes and Piano. Trevor Wye with Clifford Benson, piano
A professionally filmed performance of the Carnival Variations was recorded at a
live concert in the University of New Mexico, USA. and available on DVD. It includes
variations on Mozart's original Magic Flute', a flute which bubbles, a human tibia,
the world's rarest flute - the triple flageolet, a 750 year old ocarina, a bicycle
pump, several electronic flutes, a flute which sends out fire, a vegetable flute
and many more. The Variations include music by Alford, Bach, Beethoven, Briccialdi,
Chopin, Genin, Greig, Gounod, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rakmaninov, Rossini, Sousa, Saint-Saens,
Scott, Strauss, Schubert, Spike Jones, Tchaikovsky, Weber, Wye, and Hieronymous Bloggs.
The electronic flutes were made by Trevor Wye.
'This highly amusing version of The Carnival of Venice is brilliant and witty. It
is outstanding in every way'Sir James Galway.
* To order the Carnival Variations DVD:
For the UK, send a cheque for £8.00 which includes postage, made out to Trevor Wye.
For the rest of the world, either send €15.00 (euros) or $15 (US) in cash which includes
postage. Post to:
DVD, Tamley Cottage, Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent. TN25 5HW. UK
Please write clearly and be sure to include your name, address and postcode.
Each DVD ordered will include the CD Flute Recital shown below free of charge.
To view a clip of The Carnival on YouTube , click here:
For both CDs , Flute Recital and La Flute Damour: in the UK, send a cheque for £10.00
made out to Trevor Wye;
For the rest of the world, either send €12.00 (euros) or $12 (US) in cash for each
This includes postage.
CD: Tamley Cottage, Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent. TN25 5HW. UK
* Jazz Arrangements for 5 flutes (alto fl. and picc)
with bass and percussion (or piano)
The arrangements work either way: with piano and no percussion, or with percussion
and bass and no piano. The first five are in printed format
A piano part is included.
Arranged by Trevor Wye and recorded by The BlueBelles in Japan on a CD: Opus 1A:-
All the Things You Are (Kern)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma)
Smoke gets in Your Eyes (J.Kern)
Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing)
Tea for Two (Youmans)
The Way You look Tonight. (Manuscript only)
The first five pieces are printed but the last one is only in manuscript.
These arrangements are available @ £7.50 (14 Euros or $12.00 US ) per copy of score,
optional piano part, flute parts, bass and, where included, percussion.
Postage please add £4.00 (UK) or 9.00 Euros (Europe) or $9.00 (USA) for up to two
OR: All 6 arrangements: £35.00 plus airmail postage of £7.00 (Far East: £9.00).
Europe: E 60.00 plus postage of 15.00 Euros
OR: US $56.00 plus $14.00 postage by airmail.
Each Complete Set will include 2 Cds as detailed above, free of charge!
Cash or Paypal accepted. tw@trevorwye 'dot' com
Tamley Cottage, Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent. TN25 5HW. UK
Photos below by Carla Rees at BFS Convention, 2010