Check out the new video from The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, featuring NSM’s contributing editor Peter H. Bloom performing on the Museum’s five-key crystal flute (1837) made by Claude Laurent. Here’s the link to the video posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ukpvza_c0&list=PLlaGkbYsw6ceBwLbz1peIWWjOoQDIek2c&index=2&t=0s
Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Op.22 are nicely adaptable to wind instruments, and especially lovely on either alto flute or flute. The pieces are melodic and expressive, epitomizing the Romantic era. They also represent true chamber music in the sense that both instruments are featured comparably, rather than the piano having a mere accompaniment role. Check out our new edition that includes parts for both alto flute and flute.
We’ve adapted Schubert’s wonderful Rondeau brillant, D.895 for flute. The piece was written for violin and piano, and our transcription provides effective flute-friendly alternatives so it can be played comfortably and beautifully on flute. The Rondo is virtuosic in places, showy and exciting, and a joy to play.
Coste’s Les Regrets-Cantilène, Op.36, was written for oboe or violin with piano or harp or guitar. The piece, melodic and sentimental, falls nicely within the sweet range of the alto flute and our transposition sounds appealing and completely natural on that instrument. In fact, Les Regrets-Cantilène is gorgeous on either flute or alto flute. Our edition includes a score in concert pitch and a part suitable for flute, oboe or violin, as well as a part transcribed for alto flute in G.