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  • Dressler - Portrait Charmant - Flute (or Vn) & Piano


    dressler portrait charmant nsmPortrait Charmant, by Raphael Dressler

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Part for Flute or Violin and Piano Score, PDF $3.00

    Raphael Dressler (1784-1835) was a well-known Austrian flutist and composer.  He wrote more than 100 compositions for flute and published a popular flute method book, New and Complete Instructions for the Flute.  His career included a position as first flutist in the Kärntnerthor Theater orchestra in Vienna and many years as a teacher and performer in London.  Dressler's Portrait Charmant is the fifth of his Douze Thèmes Favoris pour Pianoforte et Flûte (ou Violon).  The piece is a short work, simple yet indeed charming, and playable by flutists (or violinists) and pianists of many skill levels.  A favorite of ours, Portrait Charmant can also be played effectively as a solo work for flute or violin alone.

    Piano score, 3 pages; Flute or Violin part, 1 page; Total, 8 pages.

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  • Haydn – Hob. II:21 – arr. Flute Quartet

    Haydn HobII21 nsmDivertimento No. 1 (Hob. II:21; Op. 2 No. 3) by Franz Joseph Haydn

    Arranged for Flute Quartet by John W. Pratt (originally for string quartet plus 2 horns)

    Score and Parts for Flute 1, Flute 2, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute, PDF $11.97

    excerpted from John W. Pratt’s © preface to the edition:

    “Haydn (1732-1809) is credited with developing the classical forms of both the string quartet and the symphony, starting from the loose structures and permissive instrumentation of Baroque instrumental music. … His first string quartets are his Opus 1 Nos. 1-4 and 6, and Opus 2 Nos. 1-6, thus eleven. Opus 1 No. 5 is somewhat later, added to make a set of 6, apparently a perfect number in music publication as well as in mathematics. Opus 2 Nos. 3 and 5 are quartet arrangements of two divertimentos including also two horns and listed in the Hoboken catalogue as II:21 and 22 … The spirit and spiritedness of the two divertimentos suit them to flute quartet, as does the distribution of activity. In addition, a flute quartet combines the unified timbre of a string quartet with the wind sound of the horns, while the early string quartets do not exploit the string sound per se. Transposition up a step puts the cello and viola parts of Hob. II:21 mostly within the bass and alto flute ranges and makes the violin parts if anything more comfortable for C flutes.”

    There are 5 movements in total: I-Allegro molto, II-Minuet, III-Adagio, IV-Minuet, and V-Finale Allegro. To get some sense of how the Op. 2 No. 3 quartet works with flutes in lieu of strings, listen to this computer-generated audio clip of the first movement—realizing it will of course sound considerably better played in-person on real instruments, post-pandemic.

    Score, 11 pages; Flute 1 part, 6 pages; Flute 2 part, 6 pages; Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Bass Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 38 pages.

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  • Haydn - Adagio from Sym. No.24 - Flute & Piano

    Haydn_Adagio_image_rAdagio from Symphony No. 24, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged for Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $6.00

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) wrote his Symphony No. 24 in 1764. The second movement is a beautiful Adagio for solo flute accompanied by strings, with a place for a cadenza.  We offer here a piano transcription of the string accompaniment, with appropriate adaptations in sonority, and the flute part with a written cadenza based closely on Haydn's material and style.  Players will find the resulting one-movement flute sonata both affecting and highly rewarding. 

    Flute part, 2 pages; Flute & Piano score, 4 pages; Total, 10 pages. 

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  • Haydn - Adagio, Quartet Op.17, No.1 - Afl & Pf

    Haydn Op17No1 Adagio nsmAdagio from Quartet in E Major, Op.17, No.1, by F. J. Haydn

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00

    Haydn's early quartets, especially the three sets of six written between 1768 and 1771 (Opus 9, Opus 17, and Opus 20), advanced the development of the classical string quartet enormously in all respects. The third movement of Opus 17, No. 1 is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings. Whereas Haydn's more complex movements generally are unsuitable for transcription, the relative simplicity of this gorgeous Adagio makes it an exception. We present here a transcription for alto flute and piano. The melody is highly effective on the alto flute, and the other string parts are readily adaptable to the piano.   

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages; Total, 12 pages. 

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  • Haydn – Hob. II:22 – arr. Flute Quartet

    Haydn HobII22 nsmDivertimento No. 2 (Hob. II:22; Op.2, No.5) by Franz Joseph Haydn

    Arranged for Flute Quartet by John W. Pratt (originally for string quartet plus 2 horns)

    Score and Parts for Flute 1, Flute 2, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute, PDF $10.97

    This is the second of Haydn’s two divertimenti, Hob. II:21 and II:22, that John Pratt has arranged for flute quartet, scored for two C-flutes, alto flute, and bass flute.  Both divertimenti were written originally for string quartet plus two horns, but were later adapted by others as quartet-only versions identified as Opus 2, No.3 and No.5.  Please see the text excerpted from Mr. Pratt’s preface to his arrangement of Haydn’s Divertimento No.1 (Op.2, No.3) for additional information that applies to both these works.  There are 5 movements in Op.2, No.5: I-Presto, II-Minuet, III-Largo, IV-Minuet, and V-Finale Presto.  Listen to this computer-generated audio clip from the second movement Minuet to get a sense of how the quartet sounds with flutes in lieu of strings. 

    Score, 10 pages; Flute 1 part, 4 pages; Flute 2 part, 4 pages; Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Bass Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 28 pages.

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  • Haydn - Adagio, Quartet Op.20, No.5 - Fl & Pf

    Title_page_image_for_websiteAdagio from Quartet in F Major, Op.20, No.5, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged for Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $10.00

    The third movement of Haydn's string quartet Opus 20, No. 5 is an Adagio with a simple melody that is treated to delightful filigreed elaboration and obbligato decoration by the violin.  Although more complex quartet movements are typically unsuited to transcription, in this beautiful Adagio the soloistic nature of the violin part and the simplicity of the lower string parts lend themselves very well to an arrangement for flute and piano, as in the fine transcription we offer here.  

    Flute part, 3 pages of music; Piano score, 7 pages of music; Total, 14 pages.

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  • Haydn - Early Sonatas - arr. as Wind Duos

    Haydn HobXVI FlBn1 nsmEarly Sonatas, by Franz Joseph Haydn

    Arranged as Woodwind Duets by John W. Pratt (originally for keyboard)

    Even the earliest of Franz Joseph Haydn’s keyboard sonatas have great rhythmic variety and vitality, and are delightful when played with verve. They are mostly in two voices, and even where not, their early classical harmonies are easily conveyed by two instruments. They incorporate few pianistic effects and lie comfortably within range for flute or oboe and bassoon or clarinet, and thus make natural woodwind duets of lively, interesting music. All these editions include a score and parts.  Those wishing to consult the keyboard editions of the Haydn sonatas, from which Mr. Pratt created his arrangements, can find them at imslp.org(Adapted from J. W. Pratt’s preface to the edition.)

    Cover image “Decorations of the Sala Terrena, Eszterházy Palace in Fertőd, Hungary“ by Monyesz, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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    ►Early Haydn Sonatas arranged by John W. Pratt as Duets for Flute and Bassoon, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-7
    Haydn HobXVI FlBn1 fwThis edition includes seven of Haydn's early keyboard sonatas arranged as duets for flute and bassoon. John Pratt's creation of these duets was inspired by a desire to offer two of his music colleagues some new music to enjoy, as they had exhausted their available flute and bassoon duo repertoire. These duets work nicely for winds and are fun to play.  For a sense of how they sound when played by flute and bassoon, click below to listen to a computer-generated audio excerpt: the first 45” of the recording come from the Andante of Sonata 5 (Hob. XVI:11), followed by 25” of the Sonata 6 (Hob. XVI:10) Presto.  Alternatively, the flute part can be played on oboe, making these sonata arrangements nicely amenable to oboe and bassoon duos as well.
    Score, 26 pages; Flute part, 14 pages; Bassoon part, 11 pages; Total, 54 pages; PDF $14.75
     
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    Haydn HobXVI FlCl1 fw►Early Haydn Sonatas arranged by John W. Pratt as Duets for Flute and B-flatClarinet, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-7        
    Please see the description above for Volume 1 of Haydn’s early keyboard sonatas arranged as duets for flute and bassoon. Our flute and clarinet edition of Vol. 1 contains the same seven sonatas, here arranged for flute (or oboe) and B-flat clarinet. Click to listen to a computer-generated audio clip of two excerpts: the first 27” of the recording come from the Andante of Sonata 1 (Hob. XVI:8), followed by 26” of the Scherzo from Sonata 3 (Hob. XVI:9).
    Score, 26 pages; Flute part, 14 pages; Clarinet part, 11 pages; Total, 54 pages; PDF $14.75

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  • Mozart - Sonata in E minor - Alto Flute

    Mozart.K304_imageSonata in E minor, K.304, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    Mozart's second group of violin sonatas, the seven "Mannheim" sonatas of 1778, were begun in Mannheim where Mozart also worked on a flute commission.  The violin parts rarely make significant use of double stops and are in general very well suited to alto flute.  It is perhaps suggestive for performance that Mozart designated all his violin sonatas for "piano and violin".

    Mozart's works in minor keys are rare and special: consider the G-minor quintet and Symphony No. 40.  The K.304 sonata is his only work in E minor and it is mysteriously compelling in its simplicity.  It was written the same summer that his mother died.   

    We provide the transcribed alto flute part; the piano score is readily available in the public domain, free of charge.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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  • Haydn - Adagio, Quartet Op.17, No.2 - Afl & Pf

    haydn_op17_2_image-webAdagio from Quartet in F Major, Op.17, No.2, by F. J. Haydn 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00

    The third movement of Haydn's Opus 17, No. 2, like that of Opus 17, No. 1, is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings.  The melody is compelling on alto flute, with just a few changes to accommodate its sonic differences from the violin.  Lest the effect be too placid when the lower string parts are transferred to the piano, our piano transcription elaborates them in the style of Haydn's keyboard music in several places.  We also incorporate a few changes for better sonority and to disentangle the voices where the string parts have overlaps and unisons that are poorly suited to the piano.  All told, this transcription is highly effective and a delight for both players.  

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages of music; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Mozart - Concerto in D Major - Alto Flute

    mozart k412 image 240 pxConcerto in D Major, K.412, by W. A. Mozart 

    Transcribed (from horn and piano arrangement) for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99

    Mozart's Concerto for Horn in D major for Horn and Orchestra is scored for solo horn in D, with two oboes, two bassoons, and strings.  Henri Kling (1842-1918), horn player, composer, conductor, and professor, arranged the concerto for horn and piano.  We used the Kling arrangement as the source from which to create a transcription of the horn part for alto flute.  The piano scoreis in the public domain and available as a free pdf download from other sources such as imslp.org/.

    The Concerto in D major, K.412 is a short work of approximately 8-10 min duration, consisting of only two movements - an Allegro and a Rondo Allegro. The movements are light and joyous, and pose no particular technical challenges to the alto flute player.  The written range is quite limited, extending only from D5 to E6.  Thus, this piece can be played by less advanced students as well as by more experienced alto flutists.   

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages of music; Total, 8 pages. 

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  • Mozart - Sonata in G Major - Alto Flute

    mozart.k301 image 240 pxSonata in G Major, K.301, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    This sunny sonata has two movements, an up-beat Allegro con spirito followed by an Allegro that is actually a sprightly minuet with a trio section in the minor, almost as near to a Beethoven scherzo as a Haydn minuet.  The violin leads as often as the piano, including at the beginning and throughout the trio, but is largely spared Mozart's typical keyboard passage work.  As with six other violin sonatas composed in 1778, the first of Mozart's maturity, the violin part rarely makes significant use of double stops and is in general very well suited to alto flute.  In fact, K.301 was begun with flute in mind. We provide our transcribed alto flute part.  The piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/. 

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

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  • Mozart - Sonata in E-flat Major, K.302 - Alto Flute

    mozart.sonata in e flat major.k302.image 240 pxSonata in E-flat Major, K.302, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    Mozart's Sonata in E-flat Major, K.302 has two movements, an Allegro and a rondo Andante grazioso.  This ebullient sonata opens with a striking call to attention, much used later, which descends on the tonic triad but alternates half and quarter notes in 3/4 time, thus avoiding both square rhythm and repeated root positions on every down beat.  The theme which follows is contrastingly gentle.  The second movement offers a firmly forward-moving theme whose immediate repeat and final returns are variously and charmingly re-orchestrated.  (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition) 

    We provide our transcription of the violin part for alto flute; the piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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  • Mozart - Sonata in C Major, K.303 - Alto Flute

    mozart.k.303 image 240 pxSonata in C Major, K.303, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    Both movements of Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K.303 are quite different from others of his 'Mannheim' set. The unusual first movement is in sonata form mixing retro and novel features—the whole first subject and transition to the dominant are adagio and considerably varied in the recapitulation, and there is no development. The second movement is an old-style minuet (without trio), ending with a pedal point terminating in a tremble.  Our transcription for alto flute shifts the violin part to a different octave in three short segments and we have substituted musically appropriate alternatives for the double stops.  We provide our transcription of the violin part for Alto Flute in G; the piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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  • Haydn - Adagio from Sym. No.24 - Afl & Pf

    haydn.sym24.afl image 240pxAdagio from Symphony No.24, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $6.00

    We offer a flute and piano edition of the gorgeous second movement Adagio for solo flute accompanied by strings from Haydn's Symphony No.24. An arrangement for alto flute that is mellower than that for flute but also extremely beautiful is obtained by lowering the pitch a minor third. Haydn's flute part needs no other change, nor does the cadenza that was written by Mr. Pratt for our C-flute edition. The string parts have been adapted to piano sonority in a number of ways, as well as transposing them in this alto flute edition. 

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Alto Flute & Piano score, 4 pages; Total, 10 pages.

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  • Schubert - Auf dem Strom - Voice/Bass Flute/Pf

    Schubert Auf-dem-Strom VoBFlPf nsmAuf 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."

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  • Mozart - Sonata in A Major, K.305 - Alto Flute

    mozart.k305 cover image 240pxSonata in A Major, K.305, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99

    Mozart's Sonata in A Major, K.305 is perhaps the most completely extroverted of the Mannheim sonatas.  Like K.302, it opens with four emphatically tonic bars, followed by a gentle, linear four-bar theme, all immediately repeated.  The second movement of K.305 is the only movement of the Mannheim sonatas in theme-and-variations form.  It is far from routine.  The theme has an unusual variety of rhythms and accompaniment figurations; the 32nd-note variation is the very first, not a later one; the minor variation is at the prevailing tempo, not slow; and a brief but telling piano cadenza interrupts the antepenultimate variation's peroration. (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    We provide the transcribed alto flute part—the piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

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  • Mozart - Sonata in D Major, K.306 - Alto Flute

    mozart.sonata in d major.k306 image 240pxSonata in D Major, K.306, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.99

    Mozart's Sonata in D Major, K.306 is by far the longest and showiest of the 'Mannheim' sonatas, with three large-scale movements, some quasi orchestral textures, much doubling, and brilliant passage work.  The first movement's development expands four transitional bars of the exposition into a far-reaching harmonic excursion.  The recapitulation begins with the second subject and returns to the first so late it amounts to a coda, the only instance of 'mirror' sonata-form in the Mannheim set.  In contrast, the second movement, Andante cantabile, has a structurally orthodox sonata form, compressing and ornamenting the themes in the recapitulation, as befits the tempo.  The finale is an elaborate rondo alternating between allegretto in 2/4 and allegro in 6/8. (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    We provide our transcribed alto flute part; the piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 10 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Mozart - Sonata in C Major, K.296 - Alto Flute

    mozart.sonata in c major k296.cover image 240pxSonata in C Major, K.296, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Mozart composed K.296 in 1778 under the same creative impulse as the other Mannheim violin sonatas, K.301‒306, but published it later, in 1781, with five other three-movement sonatas.  He dedicated it to his Mannheim landlord's 15-year old daughter, Therese-Pierron Serrarius, who perhaps inspired the turns lightening the opening fanfares, quick trills in the first theme, and contrasting textures and sparkling interplay between the instruments in the first movement.  The second movement is a beautiful arietta with wonderful opportunities for the alto flute to both present and accompany the melody.  In the concluding Rondo, in sonata-rondo form, the instruments repeatedly swap the theme and much of the episodic material. ―J. W. Pratt

    We provide our transcription of the violin part for alto flute; the piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

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  • Haydn - Fantasia in C Major - Flute & Alto Flute

    haydn fantasia image 240pxFantasia 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 the Preview button to see p1-2 of the mini-Score (in concert pitch).  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. 

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  • Haydn - Fantasia in C Major - Flute & Clarinet

    haydn.fantasia flcl cover nsmFantasia in C major, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged as a Duet for Flute and Clarinet by John W. Pratt

    Flute Part, A Clarinet Part, and Mini-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 lend themselves well to flute and clarinet.  The transcription is able to capture the feel Haydn intended, with new coloring, while at the same time affording flutists and clarinetists the joy of experiencing the work first-hand. (adapted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    Flute part, 6 pages; Clarinet in A part, 6 pages; Mini-score in concert pitch, 6 pages; Total, 24 pages.

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