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  • Nielsen - Fantasy Pieces - Alto Flute & Piano

    nielsen op2 245 px nsmFantasy Pieces, Op.2, by Carl Nielsen

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.99

    The Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano, Op.2 (Fantasistykker for obo og klavier) were composed in 1889, when Nielsen was 24.  They were written in the romantic idiom before his compositions became more experimental, chromatic, and dissonant.  Nielsen wrote the Fantasy Pieces for his good friend Olivo Kraüse, the Danish oboist and composer to whom the work is dedicated.  Nielsen and Krause were colleagues in the Royal Chapel Orchestra.   The Fantasy Pieces were premiered by Krause and the pianist Victor Bendix at a Royal Orchestra Soirée in Copenhagen in 1891.  Arrangements of the pieces for violin (with orchestra or piano), created by Hans Sitt, subsequently became quite popular.

    Our transcription of the oboe part for alto flute is a simple transposition, as the entire oboe part falls nicely within the range of the alto flute.  Although the tonal characteristics of the alto flute and oboe are very different, the Fantasistykker sound so natural on alto flute that the listener might think that the two pieces were composed specifically for that instrument.

    The first piece, Romance, is a beautiful andante that allows the alto flutist to exploit the rich, sensuous sonority of the instrument.  The contrasting second piece is a lively Humoresque in which the performer's lightheartedness and technical agility prevail.

    Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Piano Score, 10 pages; Total, 18 pages.

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  • Pierné - Canzonetta - Alto Flute & Piano

    pierne canzonetta cover 240pxCanzonetta, Op.19, by G. Pierné

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Gabriel Pierné composed his Canzonetta for clarinet and piano (Op.19) in 1888, and it is among his most charming lighter works.  The number of commercial recordings of the piece attest to its enduring popularity, extending into the modern era.  Pierné dedicated this short, cheerful little song to his friend Charles Turban (1845-1905), the French clarinetist and professor of clarinet at the Paris Conservatory.  The main melody is bouncy and gay, and brings merriment to players and audiences alike.  Others have created transcriptions for alto sax and for flute.  The piece is just as delightful when played on alto flute, and we now offer our new edition for alto flute and piano.  Canzonetta would make a great encore piece for a concert or recital.

    Alto Flute Part, 2 pages; Piano Score, 5 pages; Total, 10 pages. 

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  • Pierné - Pièce - Alto Flute & Piano


    pierne piece nsmPièce, Op.5, by Gabriel Pierné 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    The Pièce en sol mineur for oboe (or violin or cello) with accompaniment of piano was composed by Gabriel Pierné in 1883.  The alto flute is especially well-suited to this delightful, romantic piece, which falls completely and comfortably within the alto flute's range.  Our edition includes both the alto flute part and the piano score.   

    Piano score, 5 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Popp - Greetings to Hungary - Flute and Piano

    Popp Fl Pf nsmGreetings to Hungary, Op.407, by Wilhelm Popp

    Flute and Piano

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $0.00

    Wilhelm Albrecht Otto Popp (1828-1903) was an esteemed German composer, flutist, and pianist. He received his flute training from Caspar Kummer and Louis Drouet, and served as court pianist and flutist at the Ducal Saxon Court Theater in Coburg-Gotha. In 1867 he moved to Hamburg and became first flute of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Popp composed some 600 works, many of which were written for flute and piano; most of his compositions were published in his lifetime and were well-known to musicians of his day.

    Wilhelm Popp’s Gruß an Ungarn (Greetings to Hungary) was first published for flute and orchestra in 1890, and an edition for flute and piano was published in 1899. NSM re-notated the flute and piano version, changing only the formatting and adding bar numbers and a new cover page. With a decidedly Hungarian sentiment, this piece is great fun to play and provides an enjoyable, exciting listen for audiences as well.

    Click for a free download of our re-typeset edition of Popp’s Gruß an Ungarn.

    Piano score, 8 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 16 pages.

  • Reger - Albumblatt - Alto Flute & Piano

    reger.albumblatt.cover rAlbumblatt, by Max Reger

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.97

    This gorgeous and surprisingly complex Albumblatt in E-flat major was written by Max Reger in ~1902 and originally scored for clarinet and piano.  The piece is beautifully-suited to the range and sonority of the alto flute, and we provide here both our alto flute transcription of the clarinet part and a re-notated edition of the piano score.

    Piano score, 2 pages; Alto Flute part, 1 page; Total, 5 pages.

     
  • Reger - Romanze - Alto Flute and Piano

    Reger Romanze Afl-Pf NSMRomanze, by Max Reger

     

    Transcribed for Alto Flute in G and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $4.99

    Reger's Romanze is a lovely, short piece in G major, consisting of a single movement, Andante con moto. Written in 1902 for violin (or cello) and piano, the work was published by Breitkopf und Härtel ca.1920 and is now in the public domain. Numerous arrangements and transcriptions of the Romanze, including those for C-flute, trumpet, cello, clarinet, viola, or alto saxophone and piano, and even one for oboe and accordion, attest to the piece's popularity. The Romanze works beautifully on alto flute, and Noteworthy Sheet Music's 2016 edition includes both our transcribed alto flute part and a re-notated piano score.

    Cover image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, PD-old: "Bavarian Landscape", by Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902).

    Alto Flute Part, 1 page; Score 2 pages; Total, 6 pages.

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  • Reger - Suite in A Minor - Alto Flute

    Reger_with_captionSuite in A Minor, Op.103a, by Max Reger

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $11.98

    The Suite in A Minor for violin and piano by Max Reger was first published in 1908. The piece has been performed and recorded on flute, and arrangements of the beautiful Aria (3rd movement) have been published for violin and orchestra, as well as for cello and piano or organ. The piece is also highly suited to the rich, mellow sonorities of the alto flute. We offer here our transcription of all six movements of the violin part for alto flute. The piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the score for violin and piano. Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score

    Alto Flute part, 12 pages; Total, 14 pages.

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  • Reissiger & Fürstenau - Les Inseparables! - Fl & Pf

    reissiger  furstenau nsmLes Inseparables!, Op.45, by Reissiger & Fürstenau

    Grand Original Duets for Piano and Flute, No.1

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $20.25

    Carl Gottlieb Reissiger's Opus 45 was written as a Sonata for Violin and Piano, but was adapted for flute by Anton Bernhard Fürstenau.  Fürstenau (1792-1852) composed and arranged many works for flute.  He was among the most admired flutists of the 19th century and remains a well-known favorite of flutists today.  Reissiger (1798-1859) was an accomplished composer of opera, orchestral, and chamber music.  An influential figure in the city of Dresden, he served as Director of the Dresden Opera and later as Kapellmeister.  Les Inseparables! No.1, is the first of the Three Grand Original Duets for Piano and Flute by Reissiger and Fürstenau.  The piece, which consists of three movements, is a virtuosic work that should delight and challenge both players.  

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Piano part, 21 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 33 pages.

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  • Reissiger & Sedlatzek - La Pasta - Fl & Pf

    R-S LaPasta nsmLa Pasta! Op.36, by Reissiger & Sedlatzek

    Concertantes Variations sur la Cavatina de Rossini, No.3

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $13.50

    Reissiger and Sedlatzek's  work  La Pasta is a particularly effective concert piece with which the accomplished flutist can enthrall a diverse audience by evoking the dramatic majesty of grand opera while applying the scintillating techniques of the 19th century virtuoso.  La Pasta is flutist Johann Sedlatzek's homage, celebration, and souvenir of the redoubtable  mezzo-soprano Giuditta Pasta (1798± - 1866±), arranged by the superb composer/conductor Carl Gottlieb Reissiger.  Pasta (nee Negri)  was  a cynosure of Italian opera who created brilliant dramatic roles for Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini.  Legendary Maria Callas (1923-77) is often compared to Pasta  by opera aficionados, but few are likely to have heard both in their prime.  — P. H. Bloom, 5/23/2011

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Piano part, 13 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 24 pages

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  • Robichaux - Recurrence - Flute & Piano

    Robichaux Recurrence nsmRecurrence, by Ben Robichaux

    Contemporary Composition for Flute and Piano

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.99

    NSM welcomed composer Ben Robichaux as a new contributor to our catalog in early June, 2017, when we published his piece Recurrence for flute and piano.  For details of Mr. Robichaux's background, interests, and other works, please click the link to access the Composers section of the NSM website.

    Recurrence was written for the composer's friend Michael Lyons.  As outlined in the program notes, the "duet is framed in a traditional rondo form: ABACA. The returns of the A theme are never literal returns and repeated materials among the differing sections are never identical repetitions. These returns of A are the inspiration for the title, and the re-occurrence of the A material is a study on the lengths that a theme can be stretched and still be recognizable. The returns undergo extensive development. The B and C sections are meant to be extreme contrasts to the A sections as a means of cleansing the aural palate in order to erase the listener's memory of the theme. Despite the great lengths taken to blur the primary theme, its recognizability is undeniable. The closing section is a reflection on the basic differences among the three occurrences of the main theme. This final section is a summation of the processes that have previously been blurred by the contrasting sections of the piece. Ultimately the form portrays a futile fight that concludes with a peaceful resignation to the inevitable."

    mp3 iconThe premiere of Recurrence took place in July, 2017, with Kenneth Cox (flute) and Bronwyn Schuman (piano).  The performance was recorded by audio engineer Charles Hagaman; a sample can be heard by clicking the mp3 icon. 

    The cover artwork for our publication was created by Scoop Brancisco, used with permission.

    Piano score, 10 pages; Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 15 pages.

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  • Saint-Saëns - Fantaisie - Flute

    saint-saens fantaisie nsm 245Fantaisie, Op.124, by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Transcribed for Flute (originally for violin) by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part, PDF $8.98

    The following excerpt is taken from Peter H. Bloom's foreword to the edition:

    "We flutists are always on the lookout for great repertoire to perform with harp, and the Fantaisie is a perfect gem to purloin from the violinists' repertoire.  The expressively romantic melodies, lush impressionistic sonorities, athletic intervals, diversity of articulation, variety of dynamics, and evocative exoticism are ideal for the flute.  The few problems of range are easily modified, customized, accommodated.   As a duo, the work features both instruments in equally prominent and demanding roles.  It's no surprise, then, that a number of flute transcriptions have been generated over the years.  My goal, in this current work, is to provide fellow flutists with a significantly fresh approach to the Fantaisie.

    Although a simplified adaptation of the Fantaisie is fairly straightforward, an arrangement that preserves the thrilling virtuosic intensity and rhetorical thrust of the work is another matter.   An accurate presentation of Saint-Saëns's aural palette is essential to an authentic performance of the Fantaisie, and methods of achieving dynamic balance and tonal color often differ between flute and violin.  The rhetorical nuances of articulation between the two instruments also require different approaches to achieve equivalent interpretations. The treatment of the violin pizzicato at measure 178, the elimination of articulation marks at measure 11, the inversions of double-stops/tremolos at measure 43-44 and 77-86, and the octave transposition from measure 184-194 exemplify these accommodations.

    Violin double-stops present a conundrum.   Technically impossible on the flute, double-stops are often reduced to a single line.  The lower part is simply excised. But discarding the sonic complexity and virtuosic gesture of Saint-Saëns's parallel voicing dilutes the music and belies the composer's dramatic intentions.   I've suggested double-stops be executed, on the flute, as tremolos.  They're somewhat challenging but not impossible.   Consider that the tremolo, as a virtuoso flute technique, was perhaps more popular during the composer's lifetime than in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

    Changes to the original violin part are made, here, with the intention of conserving the composer's ingenious creation.  After a decade of study, experimentation, adjustment, and performance of this work, I've settled on a transcription for flute that conveys, with integrity, the musical spirit of the original orchestration."

    P. H. Bloom, May 11, 2013 ©

    mp3 iconClick the icon to listen to a portion of the Saint-Saëns's Fantaisie performed by the duo "2", Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mary Jane Rupert on harp.  Or watch part of a performance video on YouTube

     

    Fantaisie, Op.124 was written originally for violin and harp.  We provide the Fantaisie flute part transcribed by P. H. Bloom; the harp part is available as a free PDF download from online libraries of public domain music, such as imslp.org.

    Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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    We also offer a professionally-printed hard copy edition of Fantaisie, Op.124 by Saint-Saëns, transcribed for Flute for $14.99 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee to addresses in the USA.  Use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.

  • Saint-Saëns - Sonata - Alto Flute

    saint-saens with caption rSonata, Op.166, by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater and J.W.Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Sonata, Opus 166 (Oboe Sonata in D major) was composed by Saint-Saëns in 1921, the year of his death, and has since become a standard of the oboe repertoire.  Although written for oboe with accompaniment of piano, the piece is very well suited for alto flute.  Played by either oboe or alto flute, this Sonata provides the soloist with opportunities to demonstrate both technical expertise and expressive performance.  We provide here the alto flute part; the piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the original score for oboe and piano.  Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 9 pages.

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  • Samolis - Canal - Soprano & Flute

    Samolis.Canal.Cover.webCanal, by Matt Samolis

    Contemporary Composition for Soprano and Flute, PDF $13.95

    Matt Samolis began studying flute, then later composition and tenor banjo. He has worked with ensembles at New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, and Tufts University, as well as Open Hand Theatre, Pilgrim Research Collaborative, and numerous other projects.  Currently, his primary focus is composition, curating, and performing as a flutist with various local groups, as well as his drone alliance, The Metal & Glass Ensemble.

    Canal is written in a free, self referential style, and uses the text of Roy Campbell's poem of the same name, written in 1920.  Despite the somber text, the mood is idyllic and somewhat reminiscent of the contemporary musical language in use at that time.  Each player also has a brief ad lib section, where they can interpret the material as they choose.  

    Click to listen to two snippets of an audio recording of Canal, performed by soprano Noell Dorsey and composer/flutist Matt Samolis:    mp3 icon Canal Owlseyes     mp3 icon Canal Whiteflame

    Or listen to the full recording on Matt's website.

    Score for Soprano and Flute, 5 pages; Total, 7 pages.

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  • Samolis - Duo for Two Flutes - Flutes

    samolis.duo.imageDuo for Two Flutes, by Matt Samolis

    Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes, PDF $17.99

    Duo for Two Flutes was written using twelve tone techniques.  The original tone row was divided in half, with each set of six tones being used to generate one of the flute parts.  Frequently changing time signatures reflect compositional organization of the pitches, and does not establish meter.  The piece has a playful, somewhat mechanical feel. samolis-webTo listen to bits of a recording of Duo for Two Flutes performed by Matt Samolis and Peter H. Bloom, click on the icons below.

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    Score for Two Flutes, 8 pages; Total, 11 pages.

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  • Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza - Flute

    sarasate op.22 image 240pxRomanza Andaluza, by Pablo de Sarasate

    Transcribed for Flute (originally for violin) by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part, PDF $6.66

    'Pablo Sarasate was one of those rare violin virtuosos whose compositions, while designed to display instrumental athleticism, also expressed elegance, economy, imagination, a suave sensuality, and musical integrity.  His music befits the sort of technique that, although acrobatic, is captivating rather than assaultive; evocative rather than provocative.  It's with this spirit—to amuse, amaze, and engage the audience while providing a satisfying challenge to the performer—that I've adapted his Romanza Andaluza for flute.

    Sarasate frequently used the musical material of folk songs and dances from his native Spain as a framework for his pieces.  With the melody prescribed, the harmonies implied, and the style both familiar and exotic, he would paraphrase, embellish, and interpret as if to say "with the violin, we can do this..."  Inspired by his source material, his methods, and his style, I propose that: With the flute, then, we can do this...' ― Peter H. Bloom, June 23, 2012 ©

    Romanza Andaluza, Op.22 was written originally for violin and piano.  Editions of the piano score (click to access) are available as free PDF downloads from online libraries of public domain music, such as imslp.org.  We provide the Flute part - click below to preview p1.

    Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

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  • Schnauber - A Little Grand Wedding March Waltz - Piccolo and Trombone

    Schnauber Waltz nsmA Little Grand Wedding March Waltz, by Tom Schnauber

    Score for Piccolo and Trombone, PDF $4.99

    This piece was written for the wedding of two good friends of mine from graduate school.  One was a trombonist and the other a piccolo specialist.  It was conceived in the lovely tradition of Hausmusik: short, simple, fun, and meant for two people to play with each other or for friends.  Also, though the score indicates trombone and piccolo, it should be equally satisfying with a cello or bassoon on the lower part and a standard flute on the upper.  Or even contrabassoon and piccolo . . . whatever you have available.     Tom Schnauber

    Score, 3 pages; Total, 4 pages

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  • Schnauber - Those Infernal Exsanguinators - Flute and Piano

    Schnauber Exsanguinators nsm blThose Infernal Exsanguinators, by Tom Schnauber

    Flute part and Piano score, PDF $17.97

    Summer in Minnesota. The sun is setting, the broad sky is clear, and the cool light of dusk promises a welcome respite from the day’s heat and humidity. You step out into the stillness and stand, gazing at the orange-red horizon, thankful for the dimming light and approaching night. And then they come. Those insidious little creatures, those vile insects that define and destroy the season: the mosquitoes. Only some at first, few enough to make you think that if you swat them away, you can still enjoy the evening air. But then more come, and more, and even more. They whine, you moan, they sting, you slap, they swarm, you flail. Soon, your body a mass of swelling welts, you realize that the twilight peace you had hoped for when you left your house is a sham, an impossible illusion shattered by the piercing terror of those infernal exsanguinators. Angry and itching, you run back inside and slam the door shut. —Tom Schnauber

    In October, 2020, we at NSM were delighted to welcome Tom Schnauber as one of our contributing contemporary composers; click the link to read about this acclaimed composer's career and his many exciting projects. 

    Those Infernal Exsanguinators is a compelling piece; to discover this for yourself, please visit Tom Schnauber's soundcloud page and listen to arecording of the work beautifully performed by Tamara Thweatt, flute, and Hey-Seon Choi, piano.

    Piano Score, 18 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 28 pages.

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  • Schubert - Rondo in B minor - Flute (and Piano)

    Schubert RondoD895 Fl nsmRondo in B minor, D.895, by Franz Schubert

    Transcribed for Flute (and Piano) by J.W.Pratt and C.A.Vater

    Flute Part, PDF $11.99

    The Rondo in B minor, D.895 (alternatively known as Rondeau brillant) was written for violin and piano in 1826 by the great Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert.  Dedicated to the young violin virtuoso Josef Slawjk, the Rondo is demanding in both the solo and piano parts.  The work consists of an Andante introduction and an Allegro rondo, and is quite long at 713 measures and typically some thirteen minutes or more in duration.  Inexplicably, the piece is less familiar to players and audiences than many of Schubert’s other works.  Brian Newbould, renowned composer, conductor, author, and Schubert expert, wrote of the Rondo in his treatise Schubert: The Music and the Man (University of California Press, Jan 1, 1997, p365): “Not surprisingly, perhaps, it is little known because it is seldom played. But it is also undervalued: it scintillates, dances and sings, with a blend of infectious joy, tireless energy, rhythmic zip and ‒ from time to time ‒ heart-melting turns of melody and harmony.”


    These characteristics and the way the music realizes them are not only suitable to but often even suggestive of a wind instrument. Our transcription provides effective flute-friendly alternatives for the violin’s double-stops as well as for notes that fall below the flute’s range, so the piece can be played comfortably and beautifully on flute. The Rondo is virtuosic in places, showy and exciting, and overall great fun to play.  The Noteworthy Sheet Music edition of our transcribed flute part does not include a re-notated copy of the score, since high-quality PDFs of the piano and violin score are freely available in the public domain and are sufficient to use along with our flute part, in lieu of violin. To download one such PDF of the score, please visit the Rondo’s page on IMSLP.

    Flute part, 12 pages; Total 14 pages.

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  • Schubert - Sonatas, Op.137 - Alto Flute

    schubert.op.137.no.1.240pxSonatas, Op.137, by F. Schubert

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C. A. Vater & J. W. Pratt

    No.1, Sonata in D major, D.384, Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    No.2, Sonata in A minor, D.385, Alto Flute Part, PDF $7.99

    No.3, Sonata in G minor, D.408, Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

     

    Franz Schubert (1797-1828) wrote his three violin sonatas Opus 137 when he was barely 19.  They were published posthumously as 'Sonatinas', perhaps for marketing reasons, but they are full-scale sonatas in traditional classical style and format, the first having three movements and the others four.  These plus the violin sonata in A of the next year constitute fully half of Schubert's known works for piano and solo instrument.

    Schubert's Op.137 sonatas are truly delightful, and we have adapted the violin parts for alto flute.  Where appropriate, changes have been introduced to better accommodate the range, sonority, and general characteristics of the alto flute.  Such modifications include occasional octave adjustments, dynamic changes, and suitable flute-friendly alternatives to the violin's doublestops.  We provide our transcribed alto flute parts; the piano scores are readily available in the public domain as free pdf downloads from imslp.org/.

     

    No.1, Sonata in D major: Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pages. PDF $5.99
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    No.2, Sonata in A minor: Alto Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 10 pages. PDF $7.99
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    No.3, Sonata in G minor: Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pages. PDF $5.99
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  • Schubert – Erlking – Duo (Vo, Vc, Va, or Afl with Pf)

    Erlkönig, by Franz Schubert

    Arranged for Cello (or Viola or Alto Flute) and Piano by John W. Pratt
    Piano Score and Parts for Cello/Voice, Viola, and Alto Flute; PDF $11.99

    Schubert Erlking Duo NSMFranz Schubert (1797-1828), inspired by reading Goethe's poem, wrote his song "Erlkönig" in a few hours in 1815. The song was an immediate hit, and continues to be popular to the present day. John Pratt has created a trio arrangement for flute, cello, and piano (click for more information), and also the duo version offered here with Schubert's solo voice part transposed for cello (or viola or alto flute), and with a less arduous alternative to Schubert's piano accompaniment.

    Excerpted from Mr. Pratt's © preface:
    "In the duo arrangement, Schubert's solo part is adopted without change. Thus the piano must provide the entire accompaniment, but rocking triplets and other pianistically felicitous passagework replace Schubert's unremitting repetition. The range of sonorities is also wider than Schubert's, though more restrained than that of the trio arrangement, where the flute enlarges the musical terrain. This accompaniment is offered as a less punishing alternative to Schubert's, to be played with a singer or any solo instrument. Solo parts are provided for voice or cello, viola, and alto flute."


    Piano score, 6 pages; Cello, Viola, and Alto Flute parts, 2 pages each; Total, 22 pages.

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    We also offer a printed hard copy edition of Erlking for $20.38 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee to addresses in the USA. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address.  We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.