Bring me my flute

Qu’on m’amène ma flûte

English version below the pictures

Je joue de la flute depuis 1949.J ‘ avais 15 ans .Mais je suis pratiquement un autodidacte et je jouais à ce moment –là dans l’ harmonie municipale de ma ville natale . Depuis ma flûte ne m’ a jamais quitté . Je jouais seul dans ma chambre quand j’ étais surveillant et étudiant et il arrivait que je réveille 300 étudiants dans 3 dortoirs en leur jouant du Mozart au petit matin . Bien entendu , ils ne se levaient pas sur le champ !!! J . J’ animais aussi des camps de vacances et je me souviens jouant de la flûte le soir dans la forêt ou les dunes où les tentes étaient implantées .

Quand nous étions jeunes mariés , je charmais Janine le Dimanche après-midi ( nous n’ avions pas la télévision ) . Pendant les vacances je jouais de la flûte pour endormir les enfants
Par la suite je jouais occasionnellement par exemple pour donner la mélodie des quatre voix du chœur que je dirigeais à l’ église on dans celui en ville ou je chante comme ténor . Je n’ ai jamais abandonné ma flûte . Dans sa boîte se trouve un vieux papier déchiré où sont inscrits les noms de chants que je connais de profonde mémoire . Je les joue sans partition . C’ est très apaisant et plus qu’ apaisant cela vous élève et vous fait sentir votre âme .

my flute photo 2019
With my flute the very , very old papers where I wrote the title of the pieces I play from memory Avec ma flûte les très, très vieux papiers sur lesquels j’écris les noms des morceaux que je joue de mémoire.

I play flute since 1949. I was 15 year old . But I was almost an autodidact I played at this time in the municipal band in my birthplace town. Since then never my flute quitted me. I played alone in my room when I was student / teacher and it happened I awoke three hundred of students in three dorms early in the morning in playing Mozart . So they didn’ t get up immediately , of course !!! J .I directed also camp ( kind of holiday camps for young) and I remember playing flute at night in the dunes or the forest where the tents have been set .

When we were just married I charmed Janine in the Sunday afternoon ( we had no TV ). In holidays I played flute to help our 6 children to sleep .
Then I played from time to time , for instance to give the melody of the 4 voices of the choir I directed in Church or in the one in town in which I sing like a tenor .I have never abandoned my flute . In its box I have a old torn paper where the name of pieces of music I know from deep memory are mentioned . I play them without music paper . It is very appeasing. and I can say it more than appeasing , this is uplifting and you feel your soul

Ainsi ma flûte m’ accompagne depuis toujours . Je jouais encore dans mon jardin il y a quelques années . je jouais de mémoire une mélodie inspirée de ” Chant Hindou ” de Rimsky-Korsakov et du Tambourin de Rameau. Merci à Janine d ‘ avoir saisi ce moment . Soyez indulgent , s ‘il vous plaît .
Maintenant la flûte est toujours là mais le souffle manque et lèvres et dents ont changé, je ne pouvais plus jouer mais cet après-midi j’ ai réussi de nouveau . Qu’on m’ apporte ma flûte!

flute in the garden

So my flute has always been with me. I was still playing in my garden a few years ago. I was playing from memory a melody inspired by Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Hindu Song” and “le Tambourin” by Rameau. Thanks to Janine for seizing this moment. Please be indulgent.


Now the flute is still there but the breath is missing and lips and teeth have changed, I couldn’t play anymore but this afternoon I was successful again. Bring me my flute!

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110 Responses to Bring me my flute

  1. blb1 says:

    Very well done Michel. I used to sing. The advantage of church from home no one can here how badly I now sing. 🙂

  2. Bravo, Michel ! Lazarevitch ne ferait que marginalement mieux !

  3. Rachel says:

    Well done! A comfort to always have an instrument that you can carry with you. I have always wished for that, but never applied myself to learn anything but a few notes on the piano.
    Play away I’m the new year, my friend!

  4. What a wonderful post Michel! I never knew you played. And the video in the garden is beautiful.

  5. Susan Joos says:

    ❤️ I love this! I miss hearing my Daughter play her clarinet since she grew up and moved away to start her own family. The music is your companion…

  6. murisopsis says:

    I loved the music – in fact Sparky heard the music from the other room and had to come in to listen! He compliments you! I’m so happy that you have discovered you can still play! Play on this song of life…

  7. Gayle says:

    I never knew you played the flute…sounds beautiful! Glad you can play again!
    Take care and God bless you and Janine ❤

  8. nannyfountain says:

    so wonderful to hear such music made by you and your flute ❤

  9. KB says:

    I don’t think anyone regrets learning to play a musical instrument. Every child should be encouraged to play one.

  10. It’s a joy to read and hear this Michel. Over the years you have accomplished so very much and continue to delight us. Thank you for sharing this ❤️

  11. You in your garden playing your flute! What perfection!
    I love flute music and you play so beautifully, Michel! Thank you for letting us listen in!
    Your stories about where you played your flute, and who you played for, are delightful! 🙂
    Playing music is good for the heart, mind, and soul…to the player and to those listening. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  12. a floutist in his garden – two things you love dearly, and a wife (whom you also love dearly) capturing a sweet moment – what a perfectly lovely video 🙂

  13. mrswrangler says:

    A wonderful hobby to carry you through the years. I am so sorry you no longer enjoy it.

  14. judyrutrider says:

    Yet another talent you have kept hidden from us! The video was simply lovely and Janine’s videography was very artistic.

  15. Caro says:

    Bonjour Papa je me souviens bien que tu nous jouais des morceaux …..ce matin j ai écouté la vidéo en buvant mon café et Mary était intriguée…on en redemande🥰😅..je vous souhaite une bonne journée à tous les deux Je vous embrasse Carole

  16. Annalisa S. says:

    J’aime entendre jouer de la flûte. Merci pour avoir partagé un si beau moment!
    Bonne journée et bonne année. ❤

  17. Doug Thomas says:

    Wow! I’m familiar with Rameau, and to imagine you playing it on your flute is amazing to me! For the enjoyment of fellow readers (and you!), I’ve attached a link of a performance of this specific piece of Rameau music, with the score to follow along on. Fellow readers may enjoy looking into the French Baroque composer who also began writing some amazing operas in his later years. (“Les Boréades” is my personal favorite!) https://youtu.be/DrN6ZhC-ogc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Bor%C3%A9ades

  18. puffpop says:

    That is just beautiful. Being wakened with the soothing lovely sounds of the flute is the best way to start a day. Thank you for sharing ….God Bless.

  19. maidyk says:

    bonsoir Michel,
    bravo au musicien ! cela fait très romantique ! et puis c’est un joli souvenir, tu as tout soigneusement gardé !
    c’est beau quand comme toi, on connait bien le morceau !
    mais je me souviens quand Gab collégien s’entrainait, et fenêtres ouvertes, le soir, on se rendait compte que tout le quartier s’exerçait pour connaître le même morceau . Mais finalement le prof de musique arrivait à avoir rapidement de bons résultats.
    Cela me fait penser également au joueur de flûte de Hamelin, histoire transcrite par les frères Grimm. En jouant de la flûte , il était arrivé à sortir tous les rats qui envahissaient la ville allemande, en 1284.
    Bises et bonne soirée !

  20. Carol McKay Harper said:
    Excellent excellent excellent! I really enjoyed that!

  21. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    Thank you for providing for us the video of you playing the flute. I love your stories about how you played and where you played. My daughter Saadia played flute from fourth grade all the way into college. Then she got too busy and gave up. She used to play in the local orchestra. Flute and Piano.
    Thank you for such a beautiful visit into your garden. I love it. I absolutely love your garden and the apple tree full of fruit.
    love,
    Zakiah.

  22. iampeacenow says:

    So lovely to read your words and listen to you play the flute! I hope one of your grandchildren also plays.
    peace 💜,
    Jane

  23. suester7 says:

    I didn’t know you played the flute. Thanks for sharing! I love the video of you playing the flute in your garden ❤️

  24. Lavinia Ross says:

    Michel, I am glad Janine caught that moment with the flute, and I love the recording of you! I am glad the flute is still with you, and that you are playing it again.

    Much love to you, Janine and the family, ❤️
    Lavinia

    • Thanks Lavinia . When the recording was made I was on the decline for the music but nevertheless the flute was like a faithful companion. I stopped with the health worries . I tried recently and i was amazed I could again play some melodies ! 🙂

  25. Resa says:

    Wow! You’re amazing!
    Thank you for this video!
    You know, music means the world to me.
    I married a musician. He is a guitar player originally, and now he plays many instruments. Still, guitar is the love where the music is the sweetest…… like your flute.
    Again, thank you, Michel, for this joy! Resa xo

  26. Barbara Hossink VanderVliet said:
    Thank-you Michel!

  27. Sartenada says:

    Bonjour Michel.

    Waouh, quelle agréable surprise ! Vous êtes très habile. Je laisserai également mon commentaire sur votre YouTube. En même temps, vous allez mon mon YouTube. Bon weekend. Reste en bonne santé. Amitiés,
    Matti

  28. Tim says:

    That was beautiful, Michel! Thanks for sharing your flute history with us.

  29. Well done. Thank you for sharing that. I loved reading about your love of the flute and hearing the music.

  30. Oh, Michel!

    This was so beautiful! What a treasure your flute is, and what a treasure your musical gifts. I really enjoyed this. I imagined I was a pedestrian walking by and how delighted I would feel to hear this beautiful music floating up in the air. You are a man of many talents. Thank you for sharing them.

    Love, Caroline ❤

  31. I enjoyed the pictures of the flute, your notes and listening to you play it. Your garden seems like the perfect spot to play.

  32. doesitevenmatter3 says:

    I was listening to some music online by Jean-Pierre Rampal and I thought of you and your flute, Michel!
    How are you doing this week?
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  33. calmkate says:

    what a lovely video clip and such special memories, so many hearts you’ve touched with your flute Michel!

  34. neilc693 says:

    A belated bonne année to you and yours! Apologies, the holidays were very stressful and the last days I think I’ve had some sort of illness.

    • I am sorry to read you have been sick at the end of the holiidays, Nail. . Covid ?
      So I have to wish you a healthy year 2022. Take care .

      • neilc693 says:

        I think it is an illness because I’ve been extremely tired, just as when fighting an infection. But besides that there has been only the barest of discomfort, only a tickle in my chest. Of course these days every small thing, but especially things like that, make us worry . . .

      • You don’ t say if you got your vaccine , Neil . I hope yes .
        What does your doctor say about the disease that tires you and makes you worry .
        Go to the doctor or call him , Neil. Don’ t wait more .
        In friendship
        Michel

      • neilc693 says:

        I must confess I haven’t gotten the vaccine yet, out of inertia, not unwillingness. That makes me part of the problem!
        I think it is just the effects of prolonged stress and low resistance. If it were covid, I would have needed hospitalization by now.

      • Neil , you have to go to the doctor whatever the origin of your troubles : inertia, long stress . Tell the docteur the all of your life . He will help you .
        Courage

      • neilc693 says:

        Unfortunately old habits die hard. I have the traditional Chinese aversion to doctors, not to mention when I was young I was like most young people and didn’t worry too much about health. Even more unfortunately, though, right now I can’t afford the doctor & just have to take my chances . . .

  35. Anne says:

    C’est beau ❤️

    Merci du partage, en vous souhaitant une belle année 2022
    bien cordialement

    AM

    • Je ne sais pas trop si je joue bien , Anne-Marie, mais cela me faisait du bien de jouer dans le jardin comme autrefois .
      Merci pour ton commentaire et tes souhaits .
      Amitiés ❤

  36. Michel, I don’t know how I missed this delightful post! I love flute music, and to see you playing in your lovely, peaceful garden is a rare treat! Kudos to you and to Janine for filming your performance! I am happy that you are playing again. I used to play piano (not very well!) and I was a soloist at my church for many years. That was a very long time ago! 🙂
    Cheryl ❤ ❤ ❤

  37. Cath aka Singapore Girl says:

    Sometimes I wonder if I should learn the piano… I didn’t have the chance when I was younger.
    But, to my shame, I lack perseverance.

  38. Marilyn Thysell says:

    Always play flute. You and your flute make beautiful, soothing music for the soul.

  39. joyce says:

    i’m late to posting a reply here, but i just wanted to say thank you for the video of you playing your flute. i hope when i get to be your age i might still be playing 😉

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