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Uncommon Sheet Music for Flute and Alto Flute

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  • Brahms Drei-Duette nsmDrei Duette, Op.20, by Johannes Brahms


    Transcribed for Mixed Voice, Instruments, and Piano by John W. Pratt


    Score for Soprano, Alto, and Piano; Transcribed upper voice Parts for Violin/Oboe, Alto Flute, and A-Clarinet; and Transcribed lower voice Parts for Violin/Oboe, Alto Flute, A-Clarinet, and Viola; PDF $12.99

    Composed in 1858–1860, the Drei Duette, Op. 20, for soprano and alto are the earliest of Johannes Brahms' duets and quartets for solo voices and piano. The three songs are titled Weg der Liebe (1. Teil), Weg der Liebe (2.Teil), and Die Meere. Except for brief canonic passages in No. 1, the voices have the same words, sung simultaneously, mostly in parallel thirds and sixths. The accompaniments are straightforward, without Brahmsian ensemble challenges but not without harmonic interest. Many have found the songs Mendelssohnian. The words come from the collection Stimmen der Völker of Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803). The first two are translations by Herder of two parts of a Northern English folk poem Love will find out the Way. The third is Italian in origin.

    The vocal parts lie well for many instruments, opening the possibility of mixed voice and instrument, as well as fully-instrumental, performances. If one voice is replaced by an instrument, no words will be lost and the result will be a song with wonderful instrumental obbligato and piano accompaniment. If two instruments are used, the result is a beautiful "song without words." We include in our edition transcriptions of both voices for oboe/violin, alto flute in G, and clarinet in A, and of the lower voice for viola as well. Our transcriptions provide slurs to suggest a vocal style to instrumental players and to facilitate coordination of the instrumental parts with those of the voices. We also provide a re-notated piano/vocal score, in which repeat signs are used in the second and third songs to save page turns, rather than writing out the multiple stanzas as in the original. For those needing only the piano/vocal score, the Breitkopf & Härtel edition is in the public domain and freely available on imslp.org.

    Piano/Vocal Score, 10 pages; Instrumental Parts, 3 pages each; Total, 42 pages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Hoffmeister Op50Duo3 fl-cl nsmSonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister


    Duet transcribed for Flute and Bb Clarinet
    Score and Parts, PDF $11.25


    Noteworthy Sheet Music published an edition of the Sonata in D minor, Duo 3 from Hoffmeister's Trois Duos pour Deux Flûtes, Op.50, after being contacted by flutist Richard A. Evans. Years ago, Mr. Evans had located several editions of 18th and 19th century flute duets, long since out of print, at the Library of Congress. Finding them quite enjoyable to play, and believing them undeserving of their current obscurity, he and his music colleague Bronnie Stroud took the initiative of re-typesetting and editing the pieces using a modern music notation software program. Aware of the paucity of repertoire available for flute and clarinet duo, and realizing these pieces would work nicely for that instrument pair as well, he also transcribed the second flute parts for Bb clarinet. We at NSM agreed that these works should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences, and we published them after making only minor stylistic and formatting revisions to Mr. Evans' scores and parts; the articulation and dynamic markings are those suggested by Mr. Evans.


    Score, 15 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Bb Clarinet part 8 pages; Total, 34 pages.

  • bach bwv564 nsmToccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564, by J. S. Bach

    Arranged for Woodwind Quartet by John W. Pratt
    Score and Parts for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, & Bassoon, PDF $21.25

    excerpted from JWP’s © foreword to the edition:
    Among J. S. Bach's big organ works, the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564 is atypical in ways that make it unusually well suited to transcription for woodwind quartet.  Unlike most, it has a middle movement, an Adagio with an elaborate and gorgeous melody which lies comfortably for flute and can benefit greatly from the shaded, nuanced dynamics and articulations that a solo flutist can provide.  The other winds bring out Bach's beautiful voice-leading in the Adagio's two inner parts and its marching but not martial bass.  The four-part Fugue is unusual, too—light and lighthearted, happily adaptable to woodwinds, with no call for great power and, rather than a climactic ending, a fading coda that defies convincing treatment on the organ. The exuberant Toccata starts with an extended manual solo passage... mostly in 32nd notes, which... I felt it would be more effective as a game of frequent handoffs between instruments than as a series of longer individual études. The pedal solo, mostly 16ths, calls for the extra weight of doubling.

    Click to listen to a computer-generated audio sample from the end of the Toccata into the beginning of the Adagio.

    Score, 17 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Oboe part, 5 pages; Bb Clarinet part, 5 pages; Bassoon part, 4 pages; Total, 46 pages.

  • Hauptmann Bereavement Afl Pf nsmLento - Bereavement, by Moritz Hauptmann

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C. A. Vater
    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99


    Hauptmann's 3 Violin Duos, Op.16 were first published in 1832. The Lento (Bereavement) from Op.16 later was arranged for violin and piano by the renowned violinist, violist, and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst. It is this arrangement by Henri Ernst, published in 1880, that served as the basis for NSM’s transcription of the piece for alto flute and piano. The mournful simplicity of the Lento is perfectly captured and beautifully rendered by the alto flute.

    Alto Flute part, 1 page; Piano Score, 2 pages; Total, 6 pages.