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  • Popp - Greetings to Hungary - Flute and Piano

    Popp Fl Pf nsmGreetings to Hungary, Op.407, by Wilhelm Popp

    Flute and Piano

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $0

    Wilhelm Albrecht Otto Popp (1828-1903) was an esteemed German composer, flutist, and pianist. He received his flute training from Caspar Kummer and Louis Drouet, and served as court pianist and flutist at the Ducal Saxon Court Theater in Coburg-Gotha. In 1867 he moved to Hamburg and became first flute of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Popp composed some 600 works, many of which were written for flute and piano; most of his compositions were published in his lifetime and were well-known to musicians of his day.

    Wilhelm Popp’s Gruß an Ungarn (Greetings to Hungary) was first published for flute and orchestra in 1890; an edition for flute and piano was published in 1899 and is available free of charge on imslp.org. NSM re-notated the flute and piano version, changing only the formatting and adding bar numbers and a new cover page. With a decidedly Hungarian sentiment, this piece is great fun to play and provides an enjoyable, exciting listen for audiences as well.

    Piano score, 8 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 16 pages.

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  • Danzi - Grande Sonate - Piano & Flute

    Danzi Op62 fl pf NSMGrande Sonate, Op.62, by Franz Danzi

    transcribed for Piano and Flute by John W. Pratt

    Piano score and Flute part, PDF $14.99

    excerpted from John Pratt’s foreword to the edition: 'Franz Danzi (1763-1826) was an active musician, cellist, and teacher in Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart, and Karlsruhe.  A prolific composer, especially of music for the stage and chamber music from keyboard solos to sextets, he revered Mozart and mentored Weber.  His wind quintets are notable.  His Grande Sonate, Opus 62, for piano and basset horn, was published about 1823, along with an alternative cello part which sometimes differs from the basset horn part in other ways than octave transposition. // The sound of the basset horn varies widely, depending on its construction, who is playing, what is being played, and who is describing it.  George Bernard Shaw said, ''The devil himself could not make a basset horn sparkle.''  Burnet Tuthill, in Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music (1929), wrote of its "soft mellow timbre of rich beauty.”  E.T.A. Hoffmann likened its sound to the scent of red carnations (see Georgina Dobré, The Basset Horn,who says, pace Shaw, “Sparkle it certainly can!”).  That tent is broad enough to cover the characteristics of both the flute and the clarinet comfortably, and Danzi’s Grande Sonate alternates sparkle and mellow rich beauty in large measure.'  Since we at NSM have grown quite fond of this piece, we decided to transcribe it for both flute and clarinet, so we and our friends could enjoy playing it.  We offer here the flute edition, with a version for clarinet to follow in the coming weeks.

    Piano score, 28 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total 40 pages.

  • Dvořák - Romantic Pieces - Alto Flute

    JPs_piano__Alto_flute_nicely_cropped_with_Gould_includedRomantische Stücke, Op.75, by Antonín Dvořák

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by J.W.Pratt and C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Antonin Dvorak's Romantische Stücke (Romantic Pieces) was composed originally as a trio for two violins and viola but was later rearranged by the composer as a piece for violin and piano.  We created a transcription of the violin part for alto flute - click here to preview p1.  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, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

     
  • 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

     

  • 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.

     

  • Pierné - Pièce - Alto Flute & Piano


    pierne piece nsmPièce, Op.5, by Gabriel Pierné 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    The Pièce en sol mineur for oboe (or violin or cello) with accompaniment of piano was composed by Gabriel Pierné in 1883.  The alto flute is especially well-suited to this delightful, romantic piece, which falls completely and comfortably within the alto flute's range. 

    Our edition includes both the alto flute part and the piano score.  Click to preview p1 of the score.

    Piano score, 5 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 12 pages.

  • Saint-Saëns - Sonata - Alto Flute

    saint-saens with caption rSonata, Op.166, by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater and J.W.Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Sonata, Opus 166 (Oboe Sonata in D major) was composed by Saint-Saëns in 1921, the year of his death, and has since become a standard of the oboe repertoire.  Although written for oboe with accompaniment of piano, the piece is very well suited for alto flute.  Played by either oboe or alto flute, this Sonata provides the soloist with opportunities to demonstrate both technical expertise and expressive performance.  We provide here the alto flute part; click to preview p1.  The piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the original score for oboe and piano.  Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 9 pages.

  • 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; click to preview p1.  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.

  • Dvořák - Sonatina - Alto Flute

    Dvorak Sonatina Op.100 nsmSonatina, Op.100, by Antonín Dvořák 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by J.W.Pratt and C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $11.99

    Czech composer Antonin Dvorak wrote his charming Sonatina in G major for violin and piano in 1893, during his stay in the United States.  Intended for Dvorak's own children but no less delightful for 21st century players of all ages, the piece is comprised of four short movements.  We provide here a transcription of the violin part for alto flute, which suits the "New World" feeling especially well.  Click to preview p1 of the alto flute part.  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, 13 pages; Total 16 pages.

     

     

     

     

  • 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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  • Gade - Fantasy Pieces - Alto Flute

    Gade FantasyPieces Op43 Afl nsmFantasiestücke, Op.43, by Niels W. Gade

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817–1890) became the preeminent figure in 19th century Danish musical life after an early success in Copenhagen and five years in Leipzig as Mendelssohn's assistant and successor.  His Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces, Opus 43) for clarinet (or violin) and piano were published in 1864, apparently his only work published that year although others were in progress.  They are dedicated to the clarinetist "Herrn Kammermusiker Mozart Petersen."  Our flute transcriptions take into account the nature of the flute and the discrepancies between Gade's original score and the clarinet and violin parts.  Click to preview p1 of the Alto Flute part.  The piano score 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, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • 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; click to preview p1 of the Alto Flute 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.

  • 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.  Click to preview p1 of the score.

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

  • Fauré - Sicilienne - Alto Flute

    Faure Sicilienne op78 Afl nsmSicilienne, Op.78, by Gabriel Fauré

    Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.00

    Sicilienne (Opus 78) was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1893 and first published as a chamber music version for solo cello or violin with piano accompaniment in 1898.  Numerous transcriptions of this popular piece have been made, including arrangements for flute and piano, viola and piano, horn and piano, flute and harp, 2 flutes and piano, flute and clarinet, and piano solo, among others.  Our alto flute part is a transcription based on the original violin and cello parts of the edition published by J. Hamelle in 1898.  We provide only the transcribed alto flute part; the piano accompaniment is readily available as a free pdf download of the original score for piano and cello, now in the public domain.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Total, 4 pages.

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  • Schumann - Sonata in A minor - Alto Flute

    schumann op105sonata afl nsmSonata 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.

  • Reger - Albumblatt - Alto Flute & Piano

    reger.albumblatt.cover rAlbumblatt, by Max Reger

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.97

    This gorgeous and surprisingly complex Albumblatt in E-flat major was written by Max Reger in ~1902 and originally scored for clarinet and piano.  The piece is beautifully-suited to the range and sonority of the alto flute, and we provide here both our alto flute transcription of the clarinet part and a re-notated edition of the piano score.  Since this piece is so short, we have not uploaded a preview of our transcription, but please visit imslp.org to view a free pdf of the clarinet and piano score which will reveal the beauty of this piece, as will various recordings of the clarinet version posted on YouTube.

    Piano score, 2 pages; Alto Flute part, 1 page; Total, 5 pages.

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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.  Click to preview p1 of the Alto Flute part.

    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.

  • 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.  Click here to preview p1 of the score.

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

  • Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen - Alto Flute (clarinet trans.)

    rupert.fortunato.bloom-240Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op.129, by F. Schubert 

    Obbligato Transcribed for Alto Flute in G by Peter H. Bloom

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    In the preface to his transcription, Mr. Bloom writes: "In terms of color, nuance, expression, dynamics, and tessitura the obbligato works exquisitely on the alto flute.  Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) designed our first modern alto flute in 1847.  Had Schubert (born in 1797) survived to hear it, I have no doubt that he would have made the alto flute an essential part of his armory of orchestration..... Der Hirt auf dem Felsen is very effective, also, in a purely instrumental arrangement for flute (taking the vocal line) and alto flute obbligato.  It's an ideal didactical vehicle for coaching the developing flutist in the art of rhetorical performance as well as a splendid concert/recital piece."der hirt cover image.240px

    The premiere of Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock, with obbligato transcribed for alto flute, was performed by D'Anna Fortunato (Mezzo-Soprano), Peter H. Bloom (Alto Flute), and Mary Jane Rupert (Piano) during a concert at the Gibson Theatre in Elmira, NY, on November 3, 2009, as part of the Elmira College Encore Series.

    "Flutist Peter Bloom has done an invaluable service to Schubert and to concert singers by providing this charming arrangement, for alto flute, of the original clarinet obbligato to Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.  I've performed it in this version on several occasions and find that the flute timbre is alluring.  It's so easy to blend with and respond to the alto flute!  I believe that, had it been possible, the composer, himself, would have truly enjoyed this arrangement at a Schubertiade performance of his own."  - D'Anna Fortunato

    We provide our alto flute transcription of the obbligato part, originally for clarinet.  The voice and piano parts are readily available as a free pdf download of the score, from sources such as imslp.org/.

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