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  • Weber - Andante e Rondo Ongarese - Alto Saxophone (and Piano)

    Weber Op.35 sax nsmAndante e Rondo Ongarese, Op.35, by Carl Maria von Weber


    Transcribed for Alto Saxophone (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
    Alto Saxophone Part, PDF $6.99

    In presenting our transcription of the Andante e Rondo Ongarese by Carl Maria von Weber for alto saxophone, we are keeping with a long-standing tradition of creating saxophone arrangements of 19th century recital pieces.  This piece was first written in 1809 for viola, but was revised in 1813 for bassoon, in which form it became increasingly popular.  NSM previously published our own version of Weber's Op.35 for clarinet, and after consultation with our saxophonist colleagues we decided to offer an alto saxophone version as well.  In preparing his transcriptions of this fun, challenging piece, John Pratt worked from the public domain edition for piano and bassoon at imslp.org, where a free pdf download of the piano part is available.  Our edition provides the transcribed solo part, which works perfectly with the pre-existing piano score.


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

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  • Schumann - Drei Romanzen - Alto Flute

    Schumann Drei-Romanzen nsmDrei 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.

    JP__CAV_Pf__Alto_Flute_11.11.10_uncroppedAlto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 8 pages

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  • Schumann - Fantasy Pieces - Alto Flute

    Schuman Fantasiestucke Op73 Afl nsmFantasiestücke, 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.

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  • Reger - Suite in A Minor - Alto Flute

    Reger_with_captionSuite in A Minor, Op.103a, by Max Reger

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $11.98

    The Suite in A Minor for violin and piano by Max Reger was first published in 1908. The piece has been performed and recorded on flute, and arrangements of the beautiful Aria (3rd movement) have been published for violin and orchestra, as well as for cello and piano or organ. The piece is also highly suited to the rich, mellow sonorities of the alto flute. We offer here our transcription of all six movements of the violin part for alto flute. The piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the score for violin and piano. Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score

    Alto Flute part, 12 pages; Total, 14 pages.

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  • Brahms - Trio in A Minor - Alto Flute

    brahms with new caption jpgTrio in A Minor, Op.114, by Johannes Brahms

    Transcribed for Alto Flute, Cello, and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed the Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in 1891 and subsequently created an alternate arrangement in which viola was substituted for the clarinet. The expressive qualities, range, and rich, dark tones of the alto flute are well-suited to this beloved piece.  In creating this transcription of the clarinet part for alto flute, every effort has been made to maintain the spirit and character of the original composition.  We provide here the Brahms Trio in A minor alto flute part; the piano and cello parts are readily available in the public domain as free pdf downloads of the original score and parts.  Here is a link to one such source:  Piano Score and Cello Part 

    Alto Flute part, 13 pages; Total, 15 pages.

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  • Bruch - Eight Pieces - Alto Flute

    JDCAVJP composite01smaller.from JD 11.17.10Acht Stücke, Op.83, by Max Bruch

    Transcribed for Clarinet, Alto Flute, and Piano by Davies, Pratt, and Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.98

    Originally scored for clarinet, viola, and piano (or violin, cello, and piano), Bruch's Acht Stücke (Eight Pieces) adapts nicely for a trio with clarinet, alto flute, and piano. Bruch's beautiful melodies are well served by the rich tones of the alto flute. 

    In creating this transcription of the viola part for alto flute, we have taken great care to maintain the spirit and character of the original instrumentation.  We provide here the alto flute part.  The piano and clarinet parts are readily available in the public domain as free pdf downloads of the score and parts.  Here is a link to one such source:  Piano Score and Clarinet Part

    Alto Flute part, 17 pages; Total, 19 pages.

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  • Schumann - Märchenbilder - Alto Flute

    Robert_Schumann_1839Märchenbilder, 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.

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  • Bach - Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue - Piano

    JP_at_piano_11.11.10.croppedToccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564, by J. S. Bach 

    Transcribed for Piano by John W. Pratt, PDF $14.84

    BWV 564 is unusual among Bach's big organ works.  It has a middle movement, an Adagio with an elaborate and gorgeous melody which can benefit greatly from the piano's shaded, nuanced dynamics and articulation.  The fugue, too, is atypical - light and lighthearted, well suited to the piano, with a fading coda that is if anything harder to treat convincingly on the organ than on the piano.  The exuberant Toccata is also highly effective and fun to play on the piano.  

    Piano part, 15 pages; Total, 17 pages.

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  • Schumann - Five Pieces in Folk Style - Alto Flute

    Schumann Funf-Stucke-Op102 nsmFünf 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.

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  • Schubert - Sonata in C Major - Piano

    schubert.sonata in c major nsmSonata 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.

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  • Bach - Chaconne - Flute or Alto Flute

    Bloom_head_shot_orchid_SilpakornChaconne, BWV 1004, by J. S. Bach

    Transcribed for Flute or Alto Flute by Peter H. Bloom, PDF $9.98

    The Chaconne BWV 1004, originally from Johann Sebastian's Suite in D minor for unaccompanied violin, is among the most challenging, controversial, enigmatic, and magnificent works known. This transcription by Peter H. Bloom was created for unaccompanied alto flute in G or concert flute in C. Mr. Bloom is motivated by an interest in historical performance practice, devotion to the art of improvisation, fascination with the technique of the flute and alto flute, and an abiding love of this masterpiece of Bach's. As well as transposing and digitally engraving the original version of the Chaconne, Mr. Bloom provides practical, effective, and cogent performer's solutions to the many interpretive challenges that occur throughout this work.  

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

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  • Brahms - Var. on a Theme of R. Schumann - Piano

    brahmsVariations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op.23, by J. Brahms

    Transcribed for Piano Solo by John W. Pratt, PDF $19.75

    Brahms wrote his beautiful Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann for piano four hands, but essentially all the musical ideas are captured in this transcription for solo piano. The variations range from delicately decorative to spectral to warmly Brahmsian to bravura and even witty. The last, suffused with sadness, solemnity, resignation, and reaffirmation, combines a funeral march with the theme, which is known as Schumann's last idea because it came to him at night shortly before his attempted suicide and final commitment to an asylum. 

    Piano score, 21 pages; Total, 23 pages.

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  • Loeffler - 4 Poèmes - Clarinet (Voice, Clarinet and Piano)

    Loeffler 4Poemes Cl nsmQuatre poèmes pour voix, alto et piano, by Charles Martin Loeffler

    Viola part transcribed for Clarinet by C.A.Vater

    Part for B-flat Clarinet; PDF $10.99 

    Noteworthy Sheet Music’s transcription of the viola part for Brahms’ Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91 for clarinet quickly became one of our most popular editions, so we wanted to please our customers with another voice, clarinet, and piano option.  We decided to create a clarinet version of the poems famously set to music by Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935).  Quatre Poèmes pour Voix, Alto et Piano, Op. 5 was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Loeffler himself on viola.  In these four songs, Loeffler set to music one poem by Charles Baudelaire (“La cloche fêlée”) and three poems by Paul Verlaine (“Dansons la Gigue!”, “Le son du cor s’afflige vers les bois”, and “Sérénade”).  Each of these songs has a unique character but Loeffler’s love of color variations and dense harmonies can be heard throughout the set.

    We have taken care to adapt the viola part to the clarinet as conservatively as possible, and we think it works well.  Obviously, there are places where we had to make modifications, and occasionally some difficult choices—for example where the viola has double stops, goes out of clarinet range, or uses harmonics or pizzicato.  We encourage clarinetists who plan to perform this piece to listen to recordings of these songs with viola, and to consult the original viola part and score, available as free PDF downloads from imslp.org.  Our edition includes only the transcribed clarinet part.

    B♭-Clarinet part, 10 pages; Total, 14 pages. 

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  • Weber - Grand Duo Concertant - Alto Flute

    Weber GrandDuo Afl nsmGrand 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.

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  • Hoffmeister - Sonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3 - Two Flutes

    Hoffmeister Op50No3 Fl-Fl nsmSonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister

    Duet for Two Flutes
    Score and Parts, PDF $11.25

    Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812) was a German music publisher and prolific composer. He studied law in Vienna, but after becoming captivated by the music scene in that city he devoted the rest of his life to music. His compositional output includes numerous symphonies and overtures, operas, string quartets, pieces for piano, and a great many compositions for flute, including concertos and chamber works. Noteworthy Sheet Music's edition of the Sonata in D minor, Duo 3 from Hoffmeister's Trois Duos pour Deux Flûtes, Op.50 was edited and notated by Richard A. Evans and Bronnie Stroud. Years ago, Mr. Evans located several original editions of 18th and 19th century flute duets, long since out of print, at the Library of Congress. He found them quite enjoyable to play, and undeserving of their current obscurity. NSM agreed and is offering updated editions of these flute-flute duets, as well as editions transcribed for flute and clarinet (browse under under Wind Ensembles or Clarinet).

    mp3 iconClick the mp3 icon to listen to a short audio sample of the Hoffmeister Sonata in D minor first movement, performed and recorded by Demi Stevens, a former student of Richard Evans, playing both parts of the duet.
    "This is a fabulous duet and has been incredibly fun to practice. Thank you for making it available!"
    "Cheers to my mentor's awesome arrangement. I hope you enjoy! With love and admiration, ~Demi"

    Score, 15 pages; Flute-1 part, 8 pages; Flute-2 part, 8 pages; Total, 34 pages.

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  • Weber - Grand Duo Concertant - Flute

    Weber GrandDuo Fl nsmGrand Duo Concertant, Op.48, by Carl Maria von Weber

    Transcribed for Flute and Piano by John. W. Pratt

    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.  This flute transcription of the Weber clarinet part is an NSM favorite.  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

    Flute part, 10 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Beethoven - Adelaide - Flute & Piano

    beethoven adelaide nsmAdelaide, by Ludwig van Beethoven

    Anonymous Arrangement for Flute, each edition with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom

    New Edition, Flute Part and Piano Score (flute part in small staff) – PDF $10.50

    Facsimile Edition, Flute Part and Piano Score (original with clarinet part in small staff) – PDF $8.25 

    Beethoven completed his musical setting for Friedrich von Matthison's poem Adelaide in 1796.  The song quickly became a favorite interpretive vehicle for instrumentalists as well as singers.  Clarinetist Iwan Müller's "bel canto" treatment, essentially the original melody with added ornaments, cadenzas, and interpretive notations, remained a favorite among concertizing clarinetists for more than a century.  It's likely that Müller's work informs the anonymous arrangement for flute, published by Diabelli in the second quarter of the 19th century, that we present here....  This anonymous paraphrase of Adelaide is a masterful study of the subtle nuance and passionate restraint of "bel canto" instrumental praxis.  (excerpted from the foreword © by P. H. Bloom)

    After offering our facsimile edition of Adelaide for some time, we decided to create a newly-notated modern edition as well.  We love (and perform) this piece so much, that we didn't want anyone to forgo an opportunity to acquaint themselves with it merely due to the 19th century presentation of the facsimile.  Now, there is a choice between the facsimile edition and a modern edition, the latter of course having the flute part in small staff in the score.

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    Beethoven - Adelaide - Facsimile Edition: Clarinet & Piano score, 9 pages; Flute part, 2 pages
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  • Fürstenau - Adagio et Rondo Brillant - Fl & Pf

    Furstenau Adagio-Rondo nsmAdagio et Rondo Brillant, Op.95, by A. B. Fürstenau

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

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.00

    Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852) was among the most revered flutists of the 19th century.  Following his appointment to the post of principal flute for the Royal Chapel at Dresden in 1820, Fürstenau became a valued colleague and close personal friend of the court's music director, Carl Maria von Weber.  The influence of Weber's dramatic melodic gestures and edgy harmonic shifts can be heard in this passionately evocative Adagio et Rondo Brillant.  An NSM favorite!  

    Piano score, 12 pages; Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 20 pages.

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  • Brahms ― Sonata, Op.120 No.1 ― Alto Flute

    Brahms-Sonata-Op120-1 Afl nsmSonata, Op.120 No.1, by Johannes Brahms

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by J.W.Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $8.99

    Although written originally for clarinet, Brahms himself created two more versions of his Op.120 sonatas, for violin and viola. John W. Pratt, who transcribed these works for alto flute so expertly, writes in his foreword: "If Brahms was happy with versions for clarinet, viola, and violin, surely he would have welcomed arrangements for alto flute, especially since it is the mellow rather than the clarion aspect of the clarinet that he called on. In making our arrangements for alto flute, the violin versions have been particularly helpful, since the violin has the same lower range as the alto flute, but they required modification for several reasons. One, of course, is that the alto flute cannot play as loudly at the bottom of its range as the violin can. Another is that Brahms gave the violin double stops even though the clarinet is limited to a single voice." Our editions of the two Op.120 sonatas include only the alto flute parts, as Brahms' piano scores are freely available in the public domain. Here is a link to the listing of Op.120 No.1 on IMSLP.org, where the clarinet, viola, and violin versions with piano scores may be found. Our alto flute arrangements are based on the usual piano parts that accompany the clarinet as the solo instrument. The entire transcription of Op.120 No.1 works remarkably well, but the breathtakingly beautiful slow movement played on alto flute will steal your heart away.

    Alto Flute part, 9 pages; Total 14 pages.

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  • Reissiger & Fürstenau - Les Inseparables! - Fl & Pf

    reissiger  furstenau nsmLes Inseparables!, Op.45, by Reissiger & Fürstenau

    Grand Original Duets for Piano and Flute, No.1

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $20.25

    Carl Gottlieb Reissiger's Opus 45 was written as a Sonata for Violin and Piano, but was adapted for flute by Anton Bernhard Fürstenau.  Fürstenau (1792-1852) composed and arranged many works for flute.  He was among the most admired flutists of the 19th century and remains a well-known favorite of flutists today.  Reissiger (1798-1859) was an accomplished composer of opera, orchestral, and chamber music.  An influential figure in the city of Dresden, he served as Director of the Dresden Opera and later as Kapellmeister.  Les Inseparables! No.1, is the first of the Three Grand Original Duets for Piano and Flute by Reissiger and Fürstenau.  The piece, which consists of three movements, is a virtuosic work that should delight and challenge both players.  

    Piano part, 21 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 33 pages.

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