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
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
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.
Drei Romanzen, Op.94, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by Carol A. Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.96
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
Fantasiestücke, Op.73, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.96
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 stepwise, mostly in eighths, leading to a few untraditional harmonies.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction et Rondo pour la Flûte, Op.49, by Tulou
Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
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.
Piano score, 12 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 21 pages.Preview
Kleemation, by Elizabeth Vercoe
Original Composition for Flute and Piano
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $16.95
Kleemation for flute and piano is in five short movements based on five drawings by Paul Klee titled: Goodbye to You, Please!, Afraid on the Beach, More Will Be Marching Soon, and Woman Sowing Weeds. Described as "highly abstract yet accessible," the piece was commissioned by Austin Peay University in Tennessee and received its premiere there in 2003. The New England premiere was at the Duxbury Art Museum in 2004 by the duo "2" (flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist Mary Jane Rupert). "2" has since performed the piece on tours in the U.S., Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Click to read a testimonial to Elizabeth Vercoe's composition Kleemation written by Mr. Bloom.
Kleemation was recorded by "2" and can be heard on the PARMA Recordings all-Vercoe CD entitled Kleemation and Other Works by Elizabeth Vercoe. In an IAWM Journal CD review Dr. Laura G. Kafkawrites: “Vercoe musically renders Klee’s drawings with all the humor, fear, and reality that make each one leap from its canvas and dance.” Click to read Dr. Kafka’s full review. In another review published by Audiophile Audition magazine on September 26, 2013, Lee Passarella writes: "Vercoe (b. 1941) also shows a willingness to adapt different musical styles and elements to her basic idiom: the essential atonality of her music is leavened with some well-chosen pop influences where appropriate to the subject matter at hand. That includes Kleemation, a work based on drawings by Swiss modernist painter Paul Klee. Klee's sometimes whimsical, sometimes troubling art turns for its inspiration to the uninhibited world of the child artist."
Listen to an audio sample of Kleemationfrom the opening of the title piece.
Piano score, 27 pages; Flute part, 11 pages; Total, 44 pages; PDF $16.95.Preview
For those who would prefer to purchase a printed hard copy of this piece, rather than the PDF download offered here, our print edition of Kleemation for Flute and Piano by Elizabeth Vercoe is availabledirectly from NSM for $26.99 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee. Due to prohibitively high international shipping rates, we ship print editions only 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.
Fantaisie pour la Flûte, Op.65, by Eugène Walckiers
Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $19.50
A student of Jean-Louis Tulou, Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866) was a flutist and an exceptionally talented composer. His Fantaisie pour la Flûte Sur la Ronde du Postillon de Lonjumeau is a delightfully engaging and challenging work based on emblematic material from the comic opera by the French composer Adolphe Adam (1803-1856). The famous Ronde du postillon appears at the end of Act I of Le Postillon de Lonjumeau (The Coachman of Lonjumeau), which premiered in Paris in 1836.
Piano score, 19 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 32 pages.Preview
Andante e Rondo Ongarese, Op.35, by Carl Maria von Weber
Transcribed for Clarinet (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
Bb Clarinet Part, PDF $6.99
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) is widely credited with being a founder and leading composer of the Romantic school. He was prolific, making major and influential contributions to almost every kind of music, including 7 operas and 3 Singspiels, other vocal and choral music, orchestral and wind music, and piano music. Yet his chamber music consists of just 9 works (counting a set of 6 minor violin sonatas as one), and only the Grand Duo, the flute trio, and the clarinet quintet are substantial. The scarcity of Weber's chamber music makes a transcription of a concertante work, especially a fine one not often played like the Andante e Rondo Ongarese, particularly welcome. Weber’s Op.35 was first written in 1809 for viola (J79), but revised in 1813 for bassoon (J158) and apparently proved more popular in that form. Combining the viola's range and the bassoon's timbre points inexorably to the clarinet.
— excerpted from J.W.P.’s foreword to the edition
Clarinetists will find this work challenging and fun to play. We provide our clarinet transcription; a suitable piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free high quality pdf download of the score for bassoon and piano, which can be found at imslp.org: Piano Score
BbClarinet part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.Preview
Grand Duo Concertant, Op.48, by Carl Maria von Weber
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.98
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), an important forerunner of the Romantic school, was a prolific composer, yet wrote only three substantial chamber works. One is the Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet (or violin) and piano. Sounding a bit like Mozart on steroids, with robust harmonies and brilliant passagework, it has three movements - an exciting Allegro con fuoco, a beautiful Andante with a very rich, chordal piano accompaniment and passionate piano interlude, and a sparkling Rondo. We offer this excellent alto flute transcription of the clarinet part; the piano part is readily available in the public domain, as a free high quality pdf download of the score for clarinet and piano; here is a link to the listing on imslp.org: Piano Score
Alto Flute part, 10 pages; Total, 12 pages.Preview