Flute Duets, Trios, Quartets
Sonata in D Major, Op.5, No.1, by Giuseppe Maria Cambini
Duet for Two Flutes
Score and Parts, PDF $7.99
Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825) was an Italian-born violinist and composer. He was one of the most prolific composers of his era, particularly of instrumental works, of which he wrote over 600, including numerous symphonies, 149 string quartets and over 100 trios, as well as ballets, operas, & oratorios. Flutists will know him for his concertos and extensive body of chamber works featuring the flute, including duos, trios, quartets and quintets.
Noteworthy Sheet Music published this edition of Cambini's Sonata in D Major, Op.5, No.1 at the suggestion of flutist Richard A. Evans, who long ago obtained the duet from the Library of Congress and believed it undeserving of its current obscurity. We at NSM agreed that the duet should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences. Our edition provides both score and parts, and incorporates articulation and dynamic edits supplied by Mr. Evans.
Note that Cambini's Opus 5 flute duets were made into trios by the addition of a bass part composed by Thomas Billington. A PDF scan of the trio edition for two flutes and continuo arranged by Billington is available at IMSLP.org as Cambini's 6 Duos for Two Flutes, Opus 11 (London, printed for Longman & Broderip, n.d.).
Score, 8 pages; Flute-1 part, 4 pages; Flute-2 part 4 pages; Total, 22 pages.
Sonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1, by François Devienne
Duet for Two Flutes
Score and Parts, PDF $9.99
François Devienne (1759-1803) was a French composer, flutist and bassoonist, as well as a professor at the Paris Conservatory. His compositional output included: 12 operas; many concerted pieces for various wind instruments, with orchestra; overtures; concertos, quartets, trios, sonatas, etc. for flute, piano, and other instruments; 12 suites; numerous romances, chansons, etc.; and an influential flute method book, Méthode de flûte (1795).
Noteworthy Sheet Music published this edition of Devienne’s Sonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1 at the suggestion of flutist Richard A. Evans, who long ago obtained the duet from the Library of Congress and believed it undeserving of its current obscurity. We at NSM agreed that the duet, which has two movements, Allegro spirituoso and Rondo: Allegro poco presto, should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences. Our edition provides both score and parts, and incorporates articulation and dynamic edits supplied by Mr. Evans.
Score, 10 pages; Flute-1 part, 5 pages; Flute-2 part 5 pages; Total, 24 pages.
Fantasia in C major, by F. J. Haydn
Arranged as a Duet for Flute and Alto Flute by John W. Pratt
Flute Part, Alto Flute Part, and Score ― PDF $12.99
Fantasia in C major (Op.58; Hob. XVII:4) was written by Haydn in 1789 for the pianoforte. Based on a folk song about a farmer's wife chasing her cat, one can easily imagine in the music kittenish scampering, stealthy approaches, unexpected pounces, and mad chases with abrupt changes of direction. The style and playfulness of the piece are beautifully suited to the agility and sparkle of flutes. The transcription is able to capture the feel Haydn intended, with new coloring, while at the same time affording flutists the joy of experiencing the work first-hand. (adapted from JWP's foreword to the edition)
Please click to preview p1-2 of the mini-Score. After opening the file, adjust the orientation using "View - Rotate View - Clockwise" in your pdf reader program.
Flute part, 6 pages; Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Mini-score, 6 pages; Total, 22 pages.
Trois Grands Duos Brillants et Mélodiques pour Deux Flûtes Concertantes, by Jules Herman
New Editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom
Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98
Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $21.75
Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98
Jules Herman's Grands Duos Concertantes (Opus 86) are works of ingenuity, charm, brilliance, grace, and humor. Long overlooked, they are extraordinarily fine examples of concert-worthy duets of the late 19th century. Originally published by Choudens in Paris about 1885, the Grand Duos were dedicated to composer François-Auguste Gevaert (1828–1908), then director of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Flutists will find these works challenging and rewarding, teachers of advancing students will be amazed by their utility, and audiences will be enchanted. (excerpted from PHB's © foreword)
Note that these duets make for excellent sight-reading training ... the music is interesting and demanding, and the parts are nicely balanced. Duo 1 has three movements: Allegro moderato, Adagio sostenuto, and Rondo allegro. Duo 2 also has three movements: Moderato, Scherzando, and Polonaise.
Duo 1: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 12 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
Duo 2: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 14 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 15 pages; Flute 2 part, 14 pages; 48 pages total.
Duo 3: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 11 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
Sonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Duet for Two Flutes
Score and Parts, PDF $11.25
Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812) was a German music publisher and prolific composer. He studied law in Vienna, but after becoming captivated by the music scene in that city he devoted the rest of his life to music. His compositional output includes numerous symphonies and overtures, operas, string quartets, pieces for piano, and a great many compositions for flute, including concertos and chamber works. Noteworthy Sheet Music's edition of the Sonata in D minor, Duo 3 from Hoffmeister's Trois Duos pour Deux Flûtes, Op.50 was edited and notated by Richard A. Evans and Bronnie Stroud. Years ago, Mr. Evans located several original editions of 18th and 19th century flute duets, long since out of print, at the Library of Congress. He found them quite enjoyable to play, and undeserving of their current obscurity. NSM agreed and is offering updated editions of these flute-flute duets, as well as editions transcribed for flute and clarinet (browse under under Wind Ensembles or Clarinet).
Click the mp3 icon to listen to a short audio sample of the Hoffmeister Sonata in D minor first movement, performed and recorded by Demi Stevens, a former student of Richard Evans, playing both parts of the duet.
"This is a fabulous duet and has been incredibly fun to practice. Thank you for making it available!"
"Cheers to my mentor's awesome arrangement. I hope you enjoy! With love and admiration, ~Demi"
Score, 15 pages; Flute-1 part, 8 pages; Flute-2 part, 8 pages; Total, 34 pages.