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  • Berbiguier Op77 nsmGrande Fantaisie, Op. 77, by T. Berbiguier

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $16.99

    Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier (1782-1838) was among the preeminent European flutists of the early nineteenth century.  Berbiguier was a prolific composer, and his nearly 150 published works include sets of duos and trios for flutes, as well as music that features flute with piano, orchestra, and chamber ensembles.  His Grande Fantaisie avec Variations pour Flûte avec Accompagnement de Piano Forte (Opus 77) was composed on two motifs from Der Freischütz, Carl Maria von Weber's monumental opera which premiered in Berlin in 1821 and became an immediate international sensation.  Sheet music for flute and piano—click to preview a page of the Berbiguier Grande Fantaisie Piano part.

    Piano part, 9 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 24 pages.

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    Slawinski Cookies nsmCookies, 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.

    Cookie 1 mp3

    Cookie 2 mp3

    Cookie 3 mp3

    Cookie 4 mp3

    Cookie 5 mp3

    Cookie 6 mp3

    Cookie 7 mp3

    Cookie 8 mp3

    Cookie 9 mp3

    Cookie 10 mp3

    Cookie 11 mp3

    Cookie 12 mp3

    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.

    Cookies 1 to 12, complete edition: Piano score, 60 pages; Flute part, 21 pages; Total, 84 pages, PDF Price $24.50.

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    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

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    Cookies 5,8,9,11: Piano Score, 15 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total 28 pages; PDF Price $9.45

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    Cookies 3,6,10,12: Piano Score, 30 pages; Flute part, 9 pages; Total 42 pages; PDF Price $18.90

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  • Mendelssohn Op114 Bn-2 nsmConcert Piece No.2, Op.114, by Felix Mendelssohn

    Transcribed for Various Wind Instruments (and piano) by John W. Pratt

    (originally for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano)

    Primo parts for Clarinet, Flute, or Oboe, PDFs $5.99 each

    Secondo parts for Bassoon, Clarinet, or English Horn, PDFs $5.99 each

    The following is excerpted from John Pratt's © foreword:

    In 1833, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) wrote two Concert Pieces for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, op. 113 and op. 114, as show-pieces for the famous clarinetist Heinrich Bärmann (1784-1847) to play with his up-and-coming son Karl (1811-1885) on the basset horn. // These works are very suitable for transcription, even aside from the rarity of the basset horn today. We provide, as well as the original clarinet part, transcriptions of it for flute and oboe. Transcriptions of the basset horn part are provided for bassoon, clarinet, and English horn. These primo and secondo parts can be mixed and matched at will. // Since a good quality PDF of the original piano score with excellent page turns is freely available in the public domain (see IMSLP.org), we have not provided a score here; our transcribed primo and secondo wind parts can readily be used with the original score.

    Each wind part is 4 pages of music; 6 pages total.

    Flute (primo)

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    Clarinet in B-flat (primo)... note that the original primo clarinet part is freely available on IMSLP.org

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    Clarinet in B-flat (secondo)

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  • Bridge 4-Short-Pieces Fl-or-Afl nsm4 Short Pieces, by Frank Bridge

    Transcribed for Flute or Alto Flute (and Piano) by J.W.Pratt

    Flute Part, Alto Part, PDF $8.99


    The 4 Short Pieces by Frank Bridge were written for violin and piano, and first published in 1912. As noted in John Pratt's foreword to the edition, they "provide a fine and delightful introduction to an accessible post-romantic composer who should be better known."  The pieces are "Meditation", "Spring Song", "Lullaby", and "Country Dance".  Mr. Pratt has created transcriptions of the violin parts for both flute and alto flute, and we include both instrument versions in this edition. We think Nos. 1 and 3 sound particularly nice on the alto flute and No. 4 is a splendid romp on the C flute, but all four are effective on either instrument, so we prefer to let our flutists decide on which instrument they choose to play each piece. We provide only our flute and alto flute transcriptions; the piano score, including the original violin part, is available as a free pdf download at imslp.org.

    Flute part, 5 pages; Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 14 pages.



  • Bridge 4-More-Short-Pieces nsmCradle Song, Gondoliera, Mélodie, and Elégie, by Frank Bridge

    Transcribed for Flute or Alto Flute (and Piano) by J. W. Pratt
    Flute Part, Alto Part, PDF $11.99
    Like the 4 Short Pieces for Violin and Pianoforte published in transcription by Noteworthy Sheet Music earlier this year, these additional four short pieces by Bridge "provide a fine and delightful introduction to an accessible post-romantic composer who should be better known." Published by Bridge between 1903 and 1911, the works included in our second edition are transcriptions of Cradle Song, written for violin or cello and piano, Gondoliera for violin and piano, and Mélodie and Elégie for cello and piano. Mr. Pratt has created transcriptions of all four pieces for both flute and alto flute, and we include both instrument versions in this combined edition. We think Cradle Song and Elégie are particularly beautiful on the alto flute, but all are effective on either instrument, so we prefer to let our flutists decide on which instrument they choose to play each piece. We provide our flute and alto flute parts only; the original piano scores work well with our transcriptions and are available, along with the violin and cello parts, as free pdf downloads at imslp.org—click the links to access the scores for Cradle Song, Gondoliera, Mélodie, and Elégie.
    Flute part, 6 pages; Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 14 pages.

  • Robichaux Recurrence nsmRecurrence, by Ben Robichaux

    Contemporary Composition for Flute and Piano

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.99

    NSM welcomed composer Ben Robichaux as a new contributor to our catalog in early June, 2017, when we published his piece Recurrence for flute and piano.  For details of Mr. Robichaux's background, interests, and other works, please click the link to access the Composers section of the NSM website.

    Recurrence was written for the composer's friend Michael Lyons.  As outlined in the program notes, the "duet is framed in a traditional rondo form: ABACA. The returns of the A theme are never literal returns and repeated materials among the differing sections are never identical repetitions. These returns of A are the inspiration for the title, and the re-occurrence of the A material is a study on the lengths that a theme can be stretched and still be recognizable. The returns undergo extensive development. The B and C sections are meant to be extreme contrasts to the A sections as a means of cleansing the aural palate in order to erase the listener's memory of the theme. Despite the great lengths taken to blur the primary theme, its recognizability is undeniable. The closing section is a reflection on the basic differences among the three occurrences of the main theme. This final section is a summation of the processes that have previously been blurred by the contrasting sections of the piece. Ultimately the form portrays a futile fight that concludes with a peaceful resignation to the inevitable."

    mp3 iconThe premiere of Recurrence took place in July, 2017, with Kenneth Cox (flute) and Bronwyn Schuman (piano).  The performance was recorded by audio engineer Charles Hagaman; a sample can be heard by clicking the mp3 icon. 

    The cover artwork for our publication was created by Scoop Brancisco, used with permission.

    Piano score, 10 pages; Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 15 pages.

  • Drouet Salute-to-NY nsmSalute to New York, A Song for the Flute, by Louis Drouet

    Edited and with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom
    Piano Score and Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    We have posted Peter H. Bloom's fascinating and highly informative © foreword to this edition, in its entirety, elsewhere on our website, under Resources - Reviews & Articles, so please visit that page for additional historical details regarding the composer, Salute to New York, the New York Crystal Palace, and Hall & Son's flutes, beyond the short excerpts and paraphrases included here.

    Louis-Francois-Philippe Drouet (1792-1873) is one of the most highly esteemed flute virtuosi in history.  Innumerable contemporary press accounts of his concert triumphs throughout Europe attest to his technical brilliance and exquisite musicianship.  He was a prolific and accomplished composer, author, flute theoretician, and pedagogue.  His many etudes are still prescribed as tools for flute mastery.  His Method of Flute Playing (1830) and 72 Studies on Style and Taste (1855) provide us with useful information concerning instrumental technique and performance practice in the mid-nineteenth century.

    The exquisite Salute to New York, A Song for the Flute was performed by Mr. Drouet at the Crystal Palace in New York, on the occasion of its grand reopening under the new management of showman P. T. Barnum in 1854.  Our renotated edition of the piece was edited by flutist Peter H. Bloom, who also has enhanced the original piano score with the addition of chord changes in order to broaden the scope of potential players.

    Score, 4 pages; Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 14 pages.