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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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  • Elgar - Chanson de Matin - AFl & Pf

    elgar chanson-de-matin afl-and-pf nsmChanson de Matin, Op.15, No.2, by Edward Elgar

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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $6.99

    Edward Elgar composed his Chanson de Matin for violin and piano c.1889-1890.  The two companion pieces, Chanson de Matin (No. 2) and Chanson de Nuit (No. 1), together constitute his Op.15, and both pieces were later arranged for small orchestra by the composer.  Chanson de Matin was received with great enthusiasm, and its initial and lasting popularity can be attributed largely to its strong melodic appeal.  Enduring public affection for the piece has spawned the creation of numerous arrangements and transcriptions, including renditions for cello and piano, viola and piano, flute and guitar, piano solo, organ solo, and string quartet.  Noteworthy Sheet Music offers two of our own transcriptions of the lovely Chanson de Matin, one for alto flute and piano and one for C-flute and piano.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Piano Score, 4 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Elgar – Mot d’Amour – Alto Flute & Piano

     

    Elgar Mot Op13 1 Afl Pf nsmMot d’Amour, Op.13, No.1, by Edward Elgar

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

    Piano Score and Part for Alto Flute, PDF $5.49

    In 1888, Elgar composed Salut d’Amour, now one of his most-recognized pieces, as an engagement gift for his beloved fiancée. Later he wrote Mot d'Amour (Love's Word) for violin and piano as a companion piece to Salut d’Amour. Mot d'Amour, which was initially given the German title Liebesahnung, was published in 1889 by Osborn & Tuckwood in the edition 2 Pieces for Violin & Piano that included this piece and a second one, less well-suited to alto flute, called Bizarrerie. Mot d’Amour is similar to Salut d’Amour in being light, charming, and highly romantic. Although Mot d’Amour never attained the level of popularity achieved by the earlier work, it is considered by some to be the finer composition (https://www.elgar.org/3salut.htm). Both Salut d’Amourand Mot d'Amoursound especially rich and mellow when performed on alto flute, and both pieces are now available from Noteworthy Sheet Music as transcriptions for alto flute and piano, adapted from the composer’s violin and piano editions now in the public domain and available on imslp.org.  

    Score, 4 pages; Alto Flute part, 1 page; Total, 8 pages.

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  • Elgar – Salut d’Amour – Alto Flute & Piano

     

    Elgar Salut Op12 Afl Pf nsmSalut d’Amour, Op. 12, by Edward Elgar

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

    Piano Score and Part for Alto Flute, PDF $6.99

    The English composer Edward Elgar held many positions throughout his career, including those of organist at St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Worcester, conductor of the Worcester Philharmonic, Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham, and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He achieved considerable prominence as a result of his many successful orchestral, vocal, and chamber music compositions. Elgar composed this piece in 1888, as an engagement gift to his beloved future wife. Though first written for piano solo, arrangements were created shortly thereafter by the composer himself for violin and piano, and for orchestra. Originally titled “Liebesgruss” (Love’s Greeting), but later changed to Salut d’Amour, the piece is now one of Elgar’s most widely recognized works, and its immense popularity has led to arrangements for a wide variety of other instruments. We provide here a transcription of Salut d’Amour for alto flute and piano, which has been adapted from the editions published by Schott for violin and piano, oboe and piano, or orchestra and which are now in the public domain.

    Score, 4 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 10 pages.

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  • Fauré - Berceuse - Alto Flute & Piano

    Berceuse, Op.16, by Gabriel Fauréfaure berceuse nsm

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

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Gabriel Fauré composed his Berceuse(Op. 16) for violin (or cello) and piano in 1878-1879, and it was first published by J. Hamelle, Paris.   To this day, the Berceuse remains one of Fauré's most beloved and popular works.  The piece is simple but beautiful, short, with a quiet sweet melody that appeals to both performers and audiences alike.  It is no wonder that over the years the Berceuse has been transcribed for many other instruments; arrangements have been created for solo piano, viola, flute, alto saxophone, flute and harp, and string quartet, in addition to the composer's own arrangement for violin and orchestra.

    Now, in response to an excellent suggestion we received from one of our customers, we add our own version of the Fauré Berceuse, a transcription for alto flute and piano.  Perhaps we are biased, but we think the alto flute is a wonderful instrument choice for this lullaby.   The piece is suitable for players of all levels.  

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

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  • Fauré - Pièce - Alto Flute & Piano

    faure piece nsmPièce (Vocalise-Étude), by Gabriel Fauré

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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $4.99

    Vocalises are songs without words written to provide technical challenges for singers; they are designed to develop flexibility and control, and thus often serve as vocal warm-up exercises.  Gabriel Fauré composed his Vocalise-Étude in 1906, and it was published by Leduc the following year.  The original piece, in the key of E minor and marked Adagio molto tranquillo, includes a piano accompaniment and incorporates various difficulties for the vocal soloist, including wide intervals, unexpected harmonies, and demanding rhythms.

    Fauré's Vocalise-Étude has long been recognized as a particularly lovely and poignant piece of music, not merely a vocal exercise but a musical work of intrinsic beauty.  Under its alternative name Pièce, the Vocalise-Étude has been transcribed for various orchestral instruments, including bassoon and piano, flute and piano, and oboe and harp.  We at Noteworthy Sheet Music think the alto flute, with its rich, mellow tone, is the perfect instrument for this moving and somewhat melancholy Fauré melody.  Our transcription for alto flute and piano is based on the version of the Vocalise-Étude for medium voice, in the key of D minor, published by Alphonse Leduc in 1907 and now in the public domain.

    Alto Flute part, 1 page; Piano Score, 3 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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  • 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 $3.79

    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.

     
  • 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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  • 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 IMSLP.org.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Haydn - Adagio from Sym. No.24 - Afl & Pf

    haydn.sym24.afl image 240pxAdagio from Symphony No.24, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $6.00

    We offer a flute and piano edition of the gorgeous second movement Adagio for solo flute accompanied by strings from Haydn's Symphony No.24. An arrangement for alto flute that is mellower than that for flute but also extremely beautiful is obtained by lowering the pitch a minor third. Haydn's flute part needs no other change, nor does the cadenza that was written by Mr. Pratt for our C-flute edition. The string parts have been adapted to piano sonority in a number of ways, as well as transposing them in this alto flute edition. 

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Alto Flute & Piano score, 4 pages; Total, 10 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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  • 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.  

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

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  • Haydn - Fantasia in C Major - Flute & Alto Flute

    haydn fantasia image 240pxFantasia in C major, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged as a Duet for Flute and Alto Flute by John W. Pratt

    Flute Part, Alto Flute Part, and Score ― PDF $12.99

    Fantasia in C major (Op.58; Hob. XVII:4) was written by Haydn in 1789 for the pianoforte.  Based on a folk song about a farmer's wife chasing her cat, one can easily imagine in the music kittenish scampering, stealthy approaches, unexpected pounces, and mad chases with abrupt changes of direction.  The style and playfulness of the piece are beautifully suited to the agility and sparkle of flutes.  The transcription is able to capture the feel Haydn intended, with new coloring, while at the same time affording flutists the joy of experiencing the work first-hand.  (adapted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    Please click the Preview button to see p1-2 of the mini-Score (in concert pitch).  After opening the file, adjust the orientation using "View - Rotate View - Clockwise" in your pdf reader program.

    Flute part, 6 pages; Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Mini-score, 6 pages; Total, 22 pages. 

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  • Haydn – Adagio from Symphony No.24 – trans. Solo Flute and Flute Choir

    Haydn Sym24 flch nsmAdagio from Symphony No.24 by F. J. Haydn

    Transcribed for Solo Flute accompanied by Flute Choir, by John W. Pratt (originally for flute and strings)

    Score and Parts for Solo Flute, Flutes 1 and 2, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute/Contrabass Flute, PDF $7.99

    Haydn wrote his Symphony No.24 in 1764. Its second movement is a beautiful Adagio for flute solo accompanied by strings. The string parts are simple, with no double stops or extreme high notes, so they can be played comfortably by corresponding members of the flute family, except for a few low notes.  This transcription for flute choir is therefore straightforward except that the alto flute sometimes plays violin notes that C-flutes cannot play or can use support playing, and similarly the bass flute plays some viola notes instead of or in addition to the alto flute playing them. Notes taken from the cello in its lowest octave have been raised an octave for bass flute, but there are fewer than one might expect. Perhaps one reason is that Haydn expected a (string) bass to be doubling the cello an octave lower, playing from the same part. If a contrabass flute is available, it can double the bass flute similarly, serving even more to enrich the sound. —adapted from JWP’s preface to the edition

    Listen to a computer-generated audio sample. 

    Score, 5 pages; Parts for Solo Flute, 2 pages; Flutes 1 and 2, 2 pages; Alto Flute, 1 page; Bass Flute/Contrabass Flute, 1 page; Total 19 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 – Hob. II:22 – arr. Flute Quartet

    Haydn HobII22 nsmDivertimento No. 2 (Hob. II:22; Op.2, No.5) 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 $10.97

    This is the second of Haydn’s two divertimenti, Hob. II:21 and II:22, that John Pratt has arranged for flute quartet, scored for two C-flutes, alto flute, and bass flute.  Both divertimenti were written originally for string quartet plus two horns, but were later adapted by others as quartet-only versions identified as Opus 2, No.3 and No.5.  Please see the text excerpted from Mr. Pratt’s preface to his arrangement of Haydn’s Divertimento No.1 (Op.2, No.3) for additional information that applies to both these works.  There are 5 movements in Op.2, No.5: I-Presto, II-Minuet, III-Largo, IV-Minuet, and V-Finale Presto.  Listen to this computer-generated audio clip from the second movement Minuet to get a sense of how the quartet sounds with flutes in lieu of strings. 

    Score, 10 pages; Flute 1 part, 4 pages; Flute 2 part, 4 pages; Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Bass Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 28 pages.

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  • Kalliwoda - Concertino - Alto Flute

    kalliwoda concertino 245px nsmConcertino, Op.110, by J. W. Kalliwoda

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part ― PDF $6.99

    Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801‒1866) was a Bohemian violinist, orchestra conductor, and prolific composer who wrote numerous compositions, including operas, symphonies, various works for violin and orchestra, piano pieces, and chamber music works.  He was considered a significant composer in his day, especially for pieces written early in his career, and his music received the praise of Robert Schumann.  Kalliwoda was immensely popular and a favorite of American concert-going audiences in the first half of the 19th century.

    His Concertino, Op.110, for oboe and orchestra was first published by Schott in 1841.  An arrangement of the work for oboe and piano is available on imslp.org, in addition to an orchestral score and parts for oboe, violins I and II, violas, cellos, and basses.  Like many of Kalliwoda's earlier compositions, the Concertino is highly melodic and energetic.  We created a transcription of the solo oboe part for alto flute that gives alto flutists an opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of playing this style of classical 19th century bravura work, for which the alto flute is well-suited.   Perhaps it should be pointed out that Theodore Boehm, who developed the modern alto flute in G during the mid-1850's, intended that the alto become a new instrument in its own right, utilized in a variety of musical roles and characterized by a unique quality of sound.  Indeed, we think Boehm likely would have approved of our creating new opportunities, such as this transcription of the Kalliwoda Concertino, to show off the alto flute's versatility and the alto flute performer's virtuosity.

    We provide our alto flute part only; appropriate parts for piano or orchestral accompaniment may be obtained as free pdf downloads from public domain resources, such as imslp.org.

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

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  • Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song - Alto Flute & Piano

    MendelssohnOWOS.NSMOn Wings of Song, Op.34, No.2, by Felix Mendelssohn

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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $5.99

    Having made significant contributions as a poet, essayist, journalist, and critic, Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is considered one of the great German writers of the 19th century.  Many of his romantic poems were chosen as the text for Lieder by such eminent composers as Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms.  The Heine poem Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, which translates into English as On Wings of Song, was set to music by Felix Mendelssohn and published as No. 2 of six songs for voice and piano constituting his Opus 34.  Auf Flügeln des Gesanges became one of Mendelssohn's most famous art songs, and remains popular to this day.  Arrangements and transcriptions of the music have been created for small orchestra, flute and guitar, flute and piano, violin and piano, two violins, cello and piano, treble choir, and piano solo, among others.  With its charming, simple melody and narrow pitch range, On Wings of Song is highly accessible and understandably a favorite of vocal and instrumental soloists of all levels.  Our transcription is in the key of G, and the song is especially mellow and lovely when played on alto flute. 

    Alto Flute part, 1 page; Piano Score, 4 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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