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.
Giuseppe Maria Cambini wrote his Sonata in D Major, Op.5, Duo 1 as a duet for two flutes. However, the piece works just as well with the second flute part transposed for clarinet, and provides some much-needed repertoire for that instrument combination. Other than changing the key for a B-flat instrument, no modifications were required for the transcription. The idea to publish a version of Cambini's Sonata in D Major, Op.5, Duo 1 for flute and clarinet came from flutist Richard Evans, who also edited our edition.
NSM is delighted to welcome Lydia Kakabadse to our family of contemporary composers who contribute to our catalog. Please click to read about her piece Russian Tableaux for string quartet, a truly lovely, moving work that we’ve just published. There’s also a link to the composer’s website, where you can listen to audio samples of the three movements.