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  • Reger - Romanze - Alto Flute and Piano

    Reger Romanze Afl-Pf NSMRomanze, by Max Reger


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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $4.99

    Reger's Romanze is a lovely, short piece in G major, consisting of a single movement, Andante con moto. Written in 1902 for violin (or cello) and piano, the work was published by Breitkopf und Härtel ca.1920 and is now in the public domain. Numerous arrangements and transcriptions of the Romanze, including those for C-flute, trumpet, cello, clarinet, viola, or alto saxophone and piano, and even one for oboe and accordion, attest to the piece's popularity. The Romanze works beautifully on alto flute, and Noteworthy Sheet Music's 2016 edition includes both our transcribed alto flute part and a re-notated piano score.

    Cover image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, PD-old: "Bavarian Landscape", by Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902).

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

  • Mozart - Kegelstatt Trio - Alto Flute

    Mozart Kegelstatt Afl nsm"Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat major, K.498, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute, Viola, and Piano by John W. Pratt, with a Program Note by Peter H. Bloom
    Alto Flute Part, PDF $7.99

    As Editor-in-Chief of Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of having received transcriptions of the "Kegelstatt" Trio clarinet part for alto flute from two of NSM's most experienced and proficient arrangers, John W. Pratt and Peter H. Bloom. That both arrangers chose to create a "Kegelstatt" part for alto flute, and that their transcriptions were nearly identical, attests to the value of adapting this Mozart clarinet part and its natural fit for the alto flute. Our edition includes Mr. Pratt's alto flute part transcription, as well as a program note written by Mr. Bloom for his upcoming alto flute performances of the "Kegelstatt" Trio with Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flutes; Francis Grimes, viola; and Mary Jane Rupert, piano/harp). —cav, December, 2016

    Our edition includes only the alto flute transcription of the clarinet part; the original piano score and viola part are in the public domain and may be downloaded free of charge from as good quality PDFs.

    Alto Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • Beach - Ecstasy - Voice (or Afl), Alto Flute (or Cl), and Piano

    Beach Ecstasy nsmEcstasy, Op.19 No.2, by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach

    Two versions, for "Low voice (in Db)" or "High voice (in Eb)", with Alto Flute Obbligato (transcribed) and Piano.
    Alternative parts for Alto Flute Solo and Bb Clarinet Obbligato.
    Program Notes by Peter H. Bloom.

    Piano Scores, Voice Parts, Alto Flute Obbligato Parts, and alternative Alto Flute Solo Parts and Clarinet Obbligato Parts; PDF $8.99

    Noteworthy Sheet Music is thrilled to publish our edition of Amy Marcy Cheney Beach's song Ecstasy in 2017, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. The idea to make Ecstasy available to a broader combination of players and singers came from flutist Peter H. Bloom, who proposed that the piece would be an excellent vehicle with which instructors might inform students (early and advanced alike) about interpretation of the highly romantic late 19th century idiom. To that end, we have packaged together in a single edition Mrs. H. H. A. Beach's two versions of Ecstasy, for "low voice (in Db)" and "high voice (in Eb)", with each version including transcriptions of the obbligato (originally for violin) for either alto flute in G or clarinet in Bb, and an alternative solo part in the form of an alto flute transcription of the voice line. Thus, multiple performance variations are possible, including high or low voice and piano with either alto flute or clarinet obbligato, or fully instrumental versions for alto flute and piano, or two alto flutes and piano, or alto flute, clarinet, and piano.


    Scores, 8 pages (4 pages each version); Voice parts, 2 pages (1 page each version); Alto Flute Obbligatos, 2 pages (1 page each version); Clarinet Obbligatos, 2 pages (1 page each version); Alto Flute solo parts, 2 pages (1 page each version); Total, 20 pages.

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  • Brahms - Drei Duette - 2 Voices and/or Instruments and Piano

    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

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

  • Hauptmann - Bereavement - Alto Flute & Piano

    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.


  • Kakabadse - The Song of the Shirt - Soprano (or Alto Flute) and Piano

    Kakabadse Shirt nsmThe Song of the Shirt, by Lydia Kakabadse

    Contemporary Composition for Soprano and Piano, with words by Thomas Hood
    Alternatively, for Alto Flute (in lieu of soprano) and Piano

    Score for Soprano and Piano, and Alternative Alto Flute Part, PDF $7.99

    Lydia Kakabadse scored her composition The Song of the Shirt for soprano and piano, setting to music the words of the poem of the same title written in 1843 by Thomas Hood.  The composer writes in her program notes: “The text depicts abject poverty, misery and the cruel exploitation of the poor.  They conjure up a picture of a woman in rags, worn out by endlessly sewing in filthy, pitiful conditions, appealing to the consciences of men.  Hood’s words are very inspirational and both the piano and voice reflect these brutal agonies.  The melancholic tone of the words and the monotony of such a wretched existence are characterized by the wide use of minor keys and bare intervals.”

    The beautiful, haunting melody of The Song of the Shirt is infused with pathos, and is well-suited to the character of the alto flute, as well as soprano.  Our edition includes a part for alto flute in G to be utilized in lieu of the soprano voice, at the performers’ discretion, for a fully instrumental "song without words" rendition of the piece.

    The Song of the Shirt has been recorded by Clare McCaldin and Christian Wilson and appears on the "Lydia Kakabadse" CD (Naxos 8.572524).  Click the link to listen to anaudio clip of the track posted on the composer’s website.

    Piano and Soprano score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 14 pages.

  • Coste - Les Regrets - Afl or Fl (or Ob, Vn) and Pf (or Guitar, Harp)

    Coste LesRegrets nsmLes Regrets-Cantilène, Op.36, by Napoléon Coste

    Transcribed for Alto Flute or Flute (or Oboe or Violin) and Piano (or Harp or Guitar) by C.A.Vater

    Score, Alto Flute Part, and alternative Flute (or Oboe or Violin) Part, PDF $5.99

    Napoléon Coste (1805-1883) became famous not only as a guitar soloist, but also as a major composer of some 60 works, most of which were written for guitar. His music is in the romantic French style and appreciated for its originality.  His Fantaisie, Op.36, Les Regrets-Cantilène, is a short, single-movement piece written for oboe or violin with piano or harp or guitar.  We created our Noteworthy Sheet Music edition from the difficult-to-read manuscript version in the public domain, available on  We include a score in concert pitch and a part suitable for flute, oboe or violin, as well as a part transcribed for alto flute in G.  The piece falls nicely within the sweet range of the alto flute and our transposition sounds appealing and completely natural on that instrument.  In fact, Les Regrets-Cantilène is gorgeous on either flute or alto flute.  Melodic and sentimental, the work is not overly demanding technically and should appeal to players of a moderate or higher skill level.

    Score, 4 pages; Alto Flute part, 1 page; Flute (or Oboe or Violin) part, 1 page; Total 8 pages.

  • Schumann, Clara - Three Romances - Alto Flute or Flute (and Piano)

    SchumannC Op22 Afl Fl nsmThree Romances, Op.22, by Clara Schumann

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

    Alto Flute Part and alternative Flute Part, PDF $8.99

    Clara Schumann’s Drei Romanzen für Pianoforte und Violine, Op. 22, were written in 1853 and dedicated to the Schumanns’ great friend, the famous Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, with whom Clara performed the Three Romances when they concertized together on tours across Europe. The Romances are lovely, short pieces; melodic and expressive, they epitomize the Romantic era and represent true chamber music in the sense that both instruments are featured comparably, rather than the piano having a merely accompaniment role. They are nicely adaptable to wind instruments, and are particularly lovely when played on alto flute. Our transcription required few modifications to bring the original violin part completely in range for alto flute and provide flute-friendly, musically-appropriate alternatives to the occasional violin double-stop. Some flutists may wish to mix and match the three movements, preferring to play one or two of the Romances on alto flute and the third on concert flute, or vice versa; so, to that end, we have included in this edition a complete alternative part adapted for C-flute. We do not provide a re-notated copy of the score, however, since high-quality PDFs of the piano and violin score are freely available in the public domain, and are easy to use along with our flute transcriptions of the violin line. To download one such PDF of the score, please visit the imslp website.

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

  • Glazunov - Elegy - Flute or Alto Flute

    Glazunov Elegy fl afl nsmElegy, Op.44, by Alexander Glazunov

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

    Parts for Flute and Alto Flute, PDF $5.99

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936) was a major composer in the late Russian romantic tradition.  His Elegy, Op.44, was written for viola and piano in 1893.  The viola melody is readily adaptable for other instruments, since it is without double stops, and has been transcribed here by John W. Pratt for either flute or alto flute.  The piece is about 6 minutes long, elegiac but not lugubrious.  It consists of a lovely melody in 9/8 time, enhanced by a simple but warm piano accompaniment.  The NSM edition includes a flute part and an alternative alto flute part, but does not include one for piano, since a suitable score is freely available at

    Flute part, 2 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 8 pages.

  • Goepfart - Zwei Charakterstücke - Alto Flute and Piano

    Goepfart Op27 afl pf nsmZwei Charakterstücke, by Karl Eduard Goepfart

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

    Alto Flute part and Piano score, PDF $8.99

    Karl Eduard Goepfart (1859-1942) was a German pianist, composer and conductor. His Zwei Charakterstücke, Op. 27(Two Character Pieces) were written for oboe and piano and first published in Leipzig in 1888. The two contrasting pieces are the very charming Mässig schnell, gehend and Mässig langsam (in ruhiger Bewegung)with its playful, energetic Lebhaft section. We prepared a transcription of this under-appreciated work for alto flute, complete with piano score. The pieces work well on alto flute, providing the accompanying pianist is sensitive to the alto flute’s lower sound power and projection capability, especially in the low register, compared to that of the oboe.

    Piano Score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 16 pages.