Schubert - Auf dem Strom - Voice/Bass Flute/Pf
Auf dem Strom, Op.119, by Franz Schubert
Obbligato transcribed for Bass Flute by C. A. Vater
Piano Score and Parts for Voice and Bass Flute, PDF $9.50
The great Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) was a master at creating extremely beautiful, melodic, emotional lieder. His song Auf dem Strom (On the River) provided a musical setting for the text of the eponymous poem written by the German poet and music critic Ludwig Rellstab. The lyrics tell the story of a sad parting, of the yearning and loneliness that sets in as the narrator bids farewell to a loved one on shore, while his river journey carries him away towards the sea. The premier performance of Auf dem Strom took place in Schubert's 1828 public concert, during which the obbligato part was played by Josef Lewy on horn, the instrument for which the obbligato was written and which undoubtedly can provide an appropriately mournful, sentimental character to the piece. However, an alternate obbligato version for cello was also published. Now, with all respect, and at the suggestion of our flutist colleague Peter H. Bloom, we offer a bass flute version of the obbligato. Most of the transposed horn part falls nicely within the sweet range of the bass flute, and very few adaptations were required. Though clearly having different sonic qualities than a horn, the bass flute lends a forlorn, haunting, earthy tone that can well do justice to this Schubert song. After giving the bass flute obbligato a try, Mr. Bloom commented: "Fabulous! // The tone-color of the bass flute for this number is gorgeous."
Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen - Alto Flute (clarinet trans.)
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op.129, by F. Schubert
Obbligato Transcribed for Alto Flute in G by Peter H. Bloom
Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99
In the preface to his transcription, Mr. Bloom writes: "In terms of color, nuance, expression, dynamics, and tessitura the obbligato works exquisitely on the alto flute. Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) designed our first modern alto flute in 1847. Had Schubert (born in 1797) survived to hear it, I have no doubt that he would have made the alto flute an essential part of his armory of orchestration..... Der Hirt auf dem Felsen is very effective, also, in a purely instrumental arrangement for flute (taking the vocal line) and alto flute obbligato. It's an ideal didactical vehicle for coaching the developing flutist in the art of rhetorical performance as well as a splendid concert/recital piece."
The premiere of Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock, with obbligato transcribed for alto flute, was performed by D'Anna Fortunato (Mezzo-Soprano), Peter H. Bloom (Alto Flute), and Mary Jane Rupert (Piano) during a concert at the Gibson Theatre in Elmira, NY, on November 3, 2009, as part of the Elmira College Encore Series.
"Flutist Peter Bloom has done an invaluable service to Schubert and to concert singers by providing this charming arrangement, for alto flute, of the original clarinet obbligato to Der Hirt auf dem Felsen. I've performed it in this version on several occasions and find that the flute timbre is alluring. It's so easy to blend with and respond to the alto flute! I believe that, had it been possible, the composer, himself, would have truly enjoyed this arrangement at a Schubertiade performance of his own." - D'Anna Fortunato
We provide our alto flute transcription of the obbligato part, originally for clarinet. The voice and piano parts are readily available as a free pdf download of the score, from sources such as imslp.org/.
Alto Flute part, 4 pages of music; Total, 8 pages.Preview
Schubert - Erlking - Flute, Cello & Piano
Erlkönig, Franz Schubert
Arranged for Flute, Cello, and Piano by John W. Pratt
Piano Score and Parts for Flute and Cello; PDF $11.99
Franz 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. Numerous transcriptions have been prepared, but surprisingly none that we found for flute, cello, and piano. John Pratt has created such a trio arrangement, listed here, and also a duet version of the piece with Schubert's solo part adopted without change but with a less punishing alternative to Schubert's piano accompaniment.
Excerpted from Mr. Pratt's © preface:Piano score, 8 pages; Flute part, 2 pages; Cello part, 2 pages; Total, 20 pages.
"In the trio arrangement, the flute provides a natural voice for the child and for the mysterious Erlking, whose words are in the child's head. The cello makes a natural father. The narration is mostly given to the cello also, but the flute takes over when the child is mentioned in bars MM 24-30, and joins the cello when the ride is ending in anguish and distress (MM 139-145). The piano is treated as a member of a trio rather than an accompaniment to a voice singing words. The presence of the cello helps free the piano from the constant pounding and allows it to employ a wider range of expressive sonorities than Schubert's, befitting the absence of words. One might view the result as a kind of tone poem."
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 Usform 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.
Schubert - Rondo in B minor - Flute (and Piano)
Rondo 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.Preview
Schubert - Sonata in C Major - Piano
Sonata in C Major, D.613, by Franz Schubert
Completion by John W. Pratt
Piano Score, PDF $7.99
Schubert's D.613 consists of two unfinished movements in C major. The first, in sonata form, includes an entire exposition of 86 bars and 35 bars of development ending in a dramatic turn toward E major. We complete this beautiful movement here by adding, in Schubert's style, a suitably proportioned return to C major, a regular recapitulation with a modified bridge passage, and a new coda looking toward the heavenly Adagio in E major commonly assumed to be the intended slow movement to follow.
The noted Schubert scholar Brian Newbould wrote the following to Mr. Pratt regarding his completion of D.613: "I find your arguments for completing the piece in the way you do perfectly convincing..... As for the completion itself, I've read and played it through a few times and it runs well. You have fulfilled your aims, in just about as self-effacing a way as you can - which is clearly your hope."
Piano score, 8 pages; Total, 12 pages.Preview
Schubert - Sonatas, Op.137 - Alto Flute
Sonatas, 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.2, Sonata in A minor: Alto Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 10 pages. PDF $7.99
No.3, Sonata in G minor: Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pages. PDF $5.99
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
Franz 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.
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.
Schumann - Drei Romanzen - Alto Flute
Drei Romanzen, Op.94, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by Carol A. Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.49
Robert Schumann composed his Drei Romanzen (Opus 94) for oboe and piano in 1849, and Simrock published the first edition, Drei Romanzen für Hoboe, ad libitum Violine oder Clarinette, mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, in 1851. Others have created arrangements of this popular piece for additional instruments, including cello, alto sax, soprano sax, tuba, flute, and horn. The 3 Romances are beautifully adaptable to the alto flute’s range and sonority. We provide here the alto flute part; the piano part is readily available in the public domain, free, as a pdf download of the score for oboe and piano. Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score.
Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pagesPreview
Schumann - Fantasy Pieces - Alto Flute
Fantasiestücke, Op.73, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by Carol A. Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.96
Robert Schumann composed his Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet and piano, but also arranged them for cello with piano. Others have since created arrangements of this highly popular and frequently performed piece for a variety of additional instruments. The Fantasy Pieces are charmingly adaptable as a work for alto flute and piano, and we offer here our alto flute transcription of the solo part. The edition does not include the piano part, but a suitable version is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the score for clarinet and piano. Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score.
Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pages.Preview
Schumann - Five Pieces in Folk Style - Alto Flute
Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99
Excerpted from the foreword by John W. Pratt:
"Robert Schumann (1810-1856) wrote Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Folk Style), Opus 102, for violoncello and piano on April 13-15, 1849. // Fünf Stücke im Volkstonwas premiered on Schumann's 40th birthday, June 8, 1850 by his wife, Clara, and their friend Andreas Grabau, the dedicatee, a cellist in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Clara thought the pieces beguiling, fresh, original, and under-appreciated. They have been viewed as precursors of his cello concerto, composed in October, 1850, and first performed after his death in honor of his 50th birthday. // Just as folk songs may appropriately be sung by a great variety of voices, it is perhaps appropriate that songs without words in folk style may be played by a great variety of solo instruments and piano. In any event, Schumann's Fünf Stücke im Volkston have been arranged for oboe, viola, clarinet, alto saxophone, horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, trombone, and baritone saxophone, at least. The pieces are this popular for good reason, being varied and appealing, and we are pleased to add alto flute to this list. Though often programmed by professionals, they call for folk-like playing, not virtuosity, and are entirely suitable for ordinary folk."
We provide our transcribed alto flute part only; the piano score is in the public domain and available without charge from imslp.org.
Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 10 pages.Preview
Schumann - Märchenbilder - Alto Flute
Märchenbilder, Op.113, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by J.W.Pratt & C.A.Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.98
Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) was composed for viola and piano by Robert Schumann, and the work is now a staple of the viola repertoire. The piece was alternately indicated for violin and piano by the composer himself. We have created a transcription of the viola part for alto flute, which we provide here. The piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the score for viola and piano. Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score.
Alto Flute Part, 10 pages; Total, 12 pages.Preview
Schumann - Sonata in A minor - Alto Flute
Sonata in A minor, Op.105, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part, PDF $8.99
Sonata in A Minor, Opus 105, was the first of two violin sonatas composed by Robert Schumann in 1851. The first movement has a gentle melody very well suited to the alto flute and the kind of flowing piano accompaniment and overlapping harmonies one finds in much of Schumann's chamber music. The Allegretto, with its hesitations and shifting moods and motifs, is also well suited to the alto flute. The restless final movement is exciting and effective (and a workout for both players) whatever solo instrument is used. The range and dynamics of Schumann's violin part, as well as its character, fit the alto flute's nature and capabilities beautifully. We provide our alto flute transcription of the violin part; the piano score and original violin part are available elsewhere in the public domain as free pdf downloads (click on the link).
Alto Flute part, 9 pages of music; Total, 12 pages.Preview
Schumann, Clara - Three Romances - Alto Flute or Flute (and Piano)
Three Romances, Op.22, by Clara Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute or Flute (and Piano) by C.A.Vater
Alto Flute Part and alternative Flute Part, PDF $8.99
Clara Schumann’s Drei Romanzen für Pianoforte und Violine, Op. 22, were written in 1853 and dedicated to the Schumanns’ great friend, the famous Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, with whom Clara performed the Three Romances when they concertized together on tours across Europe. The Romances are lovely, short pieces; melodic and expressive, they epitomize the Romantic era and represent true chamber music in the sense that both instruments are featured comparably, rather than the piano having a merely accompaniment role. They are nicely adaptable to wind instruments, and are particularly lovely when played on alto flute. Our transcription required few modifications to bring the original violin part completely in range for alto flute and provide flute-friendly, musically-appropriate alternatives to the occasional violin double-stop. Some flutists may wish to mix and match the three movements, preferring to play one or two of the Romances on alto flute and the third on concert flute, or vice versa; so, to that end, we have included in this edition a complete alternative part adapted for C-flute. We do not provide a re-notated copy of the score, however, since high-quality PDFs of the piano and violin score are freely available in the public domain, and are easy to use along with our flute transcriptions of the violin line. To download one such PDF of the score, please visit the imslp website.
Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 14 pages.Preview
Scriabin - Romance - Transcribed for Clarinet, Flute, or Alto Flute
Romance, by Alexander Scriabin
Transcribed for Clarinet or Flute or Alto Flute (and Piano) by J. W. Pratt
Parts, PDF $0.00
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), the mystic Russian composer with music to match, wrote nine mind-bending orchestral works and myriad mostly miniature piano pieces. He began as a "Russian Chopin" and ended planning a week-long "Mysterium" to be performed in the Himalayas using "an orchestra, a large mixed choir, an instrument with visual effects, dancers, a procession, incense, and... mists and lights" (Wikipedia).
The Romance of 1890, his only chamber work except one variation for string quartet, is nearer the Chopin end of that spectrum, though the piano part adds harmonic and rhythmic complexities not evident from the solo part alone.
- John W. Pratt, Jan. 19, 2016
Please click on the links to download your free PDFs:
Transcription for clarinet required no changes of pitch. Scriabin - Romance - Clarinet
The transcription for flute is raised an octave, except the last five measures. Scriabin - Romance - Flute
The transcription for alto flute raises MM21-24 and MM36-48 an octave. Scriabin - Romance - Alto Flute
The piano score is freely available on IMSLP.org.
Scriabin image courtesy of Wikimedia.org, PD-old.
Sing Along Materials
Sing-Along Materials, arranged by John W. Pratt
Piano Scores and Lyrics, Free Downloads
In an ongoing project with John Pratt, we are uploading a variety of free materials for community sing-alongs. These include large-font lyrics sheets and piano scores with modifications or arrangements by Mr. Pratt. Just click on the title links or download buttons to access the pdfs, free of charge.We Gather Together - Netherlands folk song optional piccolo part
==========================He has also made a version without octaves for two players at one piano. We Gather Together, 4-hand version without octaves
Our friend John Pratt decided to liven up the traditional Thanksgiving hymn when he plays it at his extended family's annual feast, and we decided to make his version freely available to others similarly inclined. The first stanza is traditional, the second adds all the octaves John is able to play, and the third replaces the usual bass line with one which marches along step-wise, mostly in eighths, leading to a few nontraditional harmonies. For 2022 he added an optional piccolo part to accompany the piano and voice score.
Large-font lyrics for Christmas carols and Thanksgiving songs  to 
One of the most common problems with song books for community sing-alongs, especially for seniors, is that the lyrics are too small to be seen easily. John Pratt has created large-font lyrics sheets with the words (public domain) for 42 popular songs for the holiday season. Open the pdf by clicking the link above and print as few or as many as you'd like.
Mr. Pratt has also created a booklet format for the large-font lyrics for holiday songs  to , called The NSM Carol Book, which is handy for group sing-alongs and is easily re-usable. The booklets should be printed double-sided on 8.5" x 11" paper (or 9" x 12", if available), stapled in the middle and folded to form a 5.5" x 8.5" booklet. Since printing directions will be different for every printer, we leave it to our visitors to know what settings to use on their own equipment to have all pages come out in order, right-side up, etc. With my Canon ImageCLASS MF4890 machine, for example, I would do the following: print using fit to page, landscape orientation, 2-sided, flipping on short edge; then staple along the mid-line and fold down the center along the staples so that the Contents are on the front page. Note that a long-arm stapler (reaching to 5.5") is required for manual stapling, but some institutions may have printer/copiers that can auto-staple along the mid-line.
Slawinski - Bagette no. 4 - Flute & Piano
Bagette no. 4, by Zenon Slawinski
Contemporary Composition for Flute and Piano
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $16.99
Zenon Slawinski studied music theory and composition at the University of Michigan with Leslie Bassett, William Bolcom, and William Albright. He also studied Campanology with Hudson Ladd. After graduating with honors he pursued a career in both music and graphic design. Mr. Slawinski was co-music director for the Peabody and Ohio State award winning Children's Radio Theatre program, and scored numerous independent and industrial films and films for the Smithsonian Institution that aired at Smithsonian museums and on PBS. He wrote the music to the popular political talk show The John McLaughlin Group. Mr. Slawinski was a founding partner of a multimedia production company and recording studio working in the early interactive days on educational and entertainment music projects in the CDi and CD-ROM formats, many of which won numerous awards. For more details of Zenon Slawinski's biography, please see the Composers section of the NSM website.
Bagette no. 4 is from a set of four Bagettes written by Zenon Slawinski for his flutist wife, for the two of them to play together. The piece showcases the flute and has challenging moments for both players throughout. The spelling of "bagette" is intentional. The piece opens and closes with a quick ostinato in ¾ in the piano part that lays the foundation for the feel of the entire Bagette. The second section is more pensive and contemplative, with the piano taking the lead initially. The next section is bold and in a new key - B major - and here the flute and piano engage in a playful interaction. The composer intends for the players to put their own spin on the piece and interpret the music freely.
You may also listen to audio of the piece, recorded on the composer's Yamaha MOTIF ES with the sampled piano and flute sounds found in the instrument. Click to listen
Customers who purchase the sheet music to Bagette no. 4 are entitled to a free rehearsal mp3 of the piano track with which the flutist can play along.
Piano score, 15 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 26 pages.Preview
Slawinski - Cookies - Flute & Piano
Cookies, by Zenon Slawinski
Contemporary Composition for Flute and Piano
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $24.50
From the preface by Zenon Slawinski:
The Cookies came about because my wife and I had been exploring the various compositions and arrangements available for flute and piano and I felt that we needed something new for our time and our audience. We live in a constantly changing world yet we love to hang our hat on the past, especially when it comes to music. I wanted to create a set of pieces that would not only be enjoyable for the listener but provide the players with a high level of satisfaction.
These pieces range in difficulty from the rather simple and easy to play (Cookies 1, 2, 4, 7), to the intermediate (Cookies 5, 8, 9, 11), and to the more challenging (Cookies 3, 6, 10, 12).
A special note about Cookie No. 5. This piece was influenced by the Jazz tunes in the popular series of Real Books which follow a common practice in today's "chart" or "lead sheets" where the melody line is written out and chords are marked for the accompaniment to play. This gives a lot of freedom initially to the piano. As the flutists becomes more familiar with their part, I would encourage them to get off the page and try some of their own lines.
I purposely gave few performance markings so that players can create their own. Interpret these freely and have fun.
Zenon Slawinski, September 17, 2014
You may listen to some short audio samples of the Cookies, recorded on the composer’s Yamaha MOTIF ES with the sampled piano and flute sounds found in the instrument.
Customers who purchase the sheet music to Cookies are entitled to free rehearsal mp3’s of the piano tracks with which the flutist may play along.
Cookie 9 is a flute solo; the piano is tacet.
For those who would prefer to buy a subset of the Cookies, rather than all 12, we offer three smaller editions:
Cookies 1,2,4,7: Piano Score, 15 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 24 pages; PDF Price $9.45
Cookies 5,8,9,11: Piano Score, 15 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total 28 pages; PDF Price $9.45
Cookies 3,6,10,12: Piano Score, 30 pages; Flute part, 9 pages; Total 42 pages; PDF Price $18.90
US customers may purchase professionally-printed hard copies of the complete edition of Cookies for $41.65 plus shipping and handling. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which sheet music you would like to purchase, along with your contact information and your USPO mailing address.
Tchaikovsky - Arab Dance - Alto Flute & Harp/Piano
Arab Dance, by P. Tchaikovsky
Arranged for Flute and Harp or Piano by Mary Jane Rupert
Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater
Alto Flute Part and Harp or Piano Score, PDF $7.99
Mary Jane Rupert's arrangement of The Nutcracker for flute and harp or piano includes all of the pieces from the original Suite, Op. 71a, except the Overture. Dr. Rupert stayed as close as possible to the original orchestration, in terms of key, harmony, register, and color. Originally published in 1988, the arrangement was re-edited by Dr. Rupert in 2013 for publication as separate flute/piano and flute/harp editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music. After creating the new flute editions, Noteworthy Sheet Music's editors realized that one of the pieces of the suite in particular, Arab Dance, would work beautifully on alto flute. We created an alto flute transcription of the flute part, both for ourselves and for our alto flutist friends.
We offer separate versions of the score for piano or harp, although in the case of the Arab Dance the harp-specific notation is minimal compared to some of the other pieces contained in the complete edition of The Nutcracker arranged for flute and harp.
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker - Flute & Piano
The Nutcracker, by P. Tchaikovsky
Arranged for Flute and Piano by Mary Jane Rupert
Flute Part and Piano Score, Complete PDF $17.95 (also available as individual pieces)
Mary Jane Rupert, pianist and harpist, has performed as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in many groups in the Boston area throughout the past three decades. She has toured the United States, Thailand, and New Zealand as a member of the duo "2" with flutist Peter Bloom, and performed with such other groups as the Southcoast Chamber Players, Musica Sacra, the Cecilia Society, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Educated at Oberlin College and Indiana University, Dr. Rupert earned a B.M. in piano, M.M. degrees in both harp and piano, and a doctorate in piano performance. Having taught at Western Michigan University, Oberlin College, and Wellesley College, she now maintains a private studio for both piano and harp in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Rupert's superb arrangement of The Nutcracker for flute and piano includes all of the pieces from the original Suite Op.71a from the ballet by Tchaikovsky, except the Overture. Professionals, students, and amateur musicians should all find uses for these popular pieces—as encores, recital pieces, and as part of the repertoire for more informal musical occasions. Read a review of the arrangement by John Ranck that was published in The Flute View.
Listen to audio excerpts of Chinese Dance and Trepak performed by Peter H. Bloom and Mary Jane Rupert.Complete Edition: Piano score, 44 pages; Flute part, 14 pages; Total, 64 pages (please print double-sided). PDF $17.95
For anyone wishing to purchase individual pieces of Mary Jane Rupert's arrangement of The Nutcracker for flute and piano, rather than the entire suite, we also offer the seven pieces as separate PDF's. Just check the appropriate box in the Add to Cart table below:Arab Dance: Piano score, 6 pages; Flute part, 1 page; Total, 9 pages. PDF $7.99Chinese Dance: Piano score, 4 pages; Flute part, 1 page; Total, 7 pages. PDF $5.99Dance of the Reed Flutes: Piano score, 4 pages; Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 10 pages. PDF $5.99Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: Piano score, 3 pages; Flute part, 1 page; Total, 7 pages. PDF $4.99March: Piano score, 4 pages; Flute part, 1 page; Total, 7 pages. PDF $5.99Trepak (Russian Dance): Piano score, 5 pages; Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 12 pages. PDF $6.99Waltz of the Flowers: Piano score, 18 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 28 pages. PDF $10.99
We also offer a professionally-printed hard copy edition of the complete version of The Nutcracker for $33.33 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.
Tulou – Intro. et Rondo pour la Flûte - Fl & Pf
Introduction et Rondo pour la Flûte, Op.49, by Tulou
Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.75
Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865) was a prominent, virtuoso French flutist, composer, and flute maker. He was a member of the orchestra of the Paris Opéra, and served as professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire from 1829-1856. Tulou composed a great many works for flute, including 5 concertos and numerous solos and duets. In 1835 he published his "Méthode de Flûte", still valuable today as a guide to performance practice in the early 19th century and for instruction on playing pre-Boehm keyed flutes. We offer here our facsimile edition of Tulou's Introduction et Rondo pour la Flûte avec Accompagnement de Piano (Op.49), an energetic, enjoyable romp for flute.
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Piano score, 12 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 21 pages.Preview