Premier Solo pour La Flûte, Op. 20, by Henry Altès
Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.75
Henry Altès (1826-1899) is primarily remembered today as the author of a particularly useful Méthode Complète de Flûte (1906), yet his impact on fellow flutists for nearly a century-and-a-half can hardly be overestimated. A student of the Boehm flute pioneer Louis Dorus, Altes succeeded Dorus as Professeur au Conservatoire de Paris upon the latter's retirement in 1869 and served in that capacity for a record twenty-eight years. Premier Solo pour La Flûte was dedicated to Louis Dorus, and was the first of ten Morceaux des Concours that Altès would write for the annual Paris Conservatory competition. That this was the only one of the ten to have been required in two contests speaks to its endearing durability. (excerpted from the foreword by P. H. Bloom) For flute and piano.
Piano and Flute score, 12 pages; Flute Part, 5 pages; Total, 21 pages.