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  • 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; 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.

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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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  • 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.   

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

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  • 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; 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.

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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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  • 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.  We provide 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.  We provide our 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.

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  • Detlor - Song for Eric Dolphy - Flute (or Alto Flute) Alone

    Detlor-Cover-image-web-rSong for Eric Dolphy, by Len Detlor

    Edited and with a Preface by Peter H. Bloom

    Contemporary Composition for Flute (or Alto Flute) Alone, $14.15

    Mr. Bloom, in his Preface to Song for Eric Dolphy, writes: "Len Detlor (1941-2008) was anLen_Detlor_with_captionextraordinary artist whose creative vision, masterful technique, and depth of humanity transcended medium and category. As a composer, saxophonist and flutist, arranger, and music director, he was devoted to musical expression that was both elegantly structured and unconstrained." Len Detlor composed this evocative piece as a tribute to the legendary saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Eric Dolphy (1928-1964), whose recordings remain highly influential across musical genres and generations.

    Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 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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  • Dvořák - Ballada - Alto Flute & Piano

    Dvorak-Ballada-Op15 AflPf nsmBallada, Op. 15, by Antonín Dvořák

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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $7.99

    The Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841-1904) first visited England in 1884, at the invitation of the Philharmonic Society of London. He conducted several of his works there and and was commissioned to compose a new symphony for the Philharmonic Society, his Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op.70, which he conducted in London on April 22, 1885. Dvořák, who was well-received in England for his longer works, including cantatas and oratorios, was asked by London publishers to write shorter compositions as well. The Ballada, composed by Dvořák in late 1884 shortly after he completed his Symphony No. 7, was written specifically for publication in the Christmas edition of the London Magazine of Music. It is a short work of approximately six minutes duration for violin and piano. Written in the key of D minor, the Ballad's outer sections are solemn and melancholy while the contrasting central Allegro agitato is fervid and intense. The piece works nicely on alto flute, and our transcription required few adaptations from the original violin part.

    [Sources for Dvořák biographical information: Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (Eighth Edition, Revised by Nicolas Slonimsky) and the internet website http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/ballad.]

    Score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 14 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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  • Brahms ― Sonata, Op.120 No.2 ― Alto Flute

    Brahms Op120 No2 Afl nsmSonata, Op.120 No.2, by Johannes Brahms

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by J.W.Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $8.99

    This is the second of Brahms' two clarinet sonatas, transcribed for alto flute by John Pratt.  Although written originally for clarinet, Brahms himself created two more versions of his Op.120 sonatas, for violin and viola. Mr. 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.2 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.

    Alto Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 12 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, 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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