Year: 2021

  • Great Flute Choir Music for a Memorable Christmas Concert

    Great Flute Choir Music for a Memorable Christmas Concert

    The Christmas concert is one of the most important events in the year for a flute choir. If you’re looking for some inspiration, this mix of joyous, sublime and simply plain fun arrangements are all tried and trusted. Mozart arranged Axtell: Alleluja from Exsultate Jubilate arranged for Flute Choir There is something magnificently uplifting about […]

  • Highlights from the 2022 ABRSM Flute Syllabus

    Highlights from the 2022 ABRSM Flute Syllabus

    It’s always exciting when the new ABRSM syllabus lands. Try these new additions which are different, enticing and fun to play. YolanDa Brown: Flute Collection This book is full of famous songs ranging from reggae to jazz. The flute part keeps the melodies simple and there are performance directions for each one. The downloadable backing […]

  • Pieces to Play Before Taking Grade 6 Flute

    Pieces to Play Before Taking Grade 6 Flute

    There’s more to flute-playing than taking exams – these pieces will convince you to make space between the grades to explore new music. Dargomyzhsky and Tchaikovsky arranged Olga Ivusheikova: Two Russian Pieces for Flute and Piano This is a pairing of two very different but lovely pieces. Sweetheart by Alexander Darmgomyzhsky is spirited with a […]

  • American Beauties: Winners at the NFA

    To win at the NFA New Music Competition is a stellar achievement, so you can be sure that these pieces have true gold star quality. Sarah Bassingthwaite: Amhran na hEascainne (Song of the Eel) for Solo Flute This stunning piece for solo flute, which is based on an old Irish song, is immediately enticing. The […]

  • Special music for early grades players

    Special music for early grades players

    Ring the changes with these great albums that are sure to please. Alfie Pugh: Dioramas Book 1 for Flute and Piano This is a great book for young players just starting to develop their reading and flute playing skills. Each of these four pieces has a completely different character but all are written in easy […]

  • Piccolo Picks

    Piccolo Picks

    Let the petite flûte take centre stage with these unusual and colourful pieces! Elena Kats-Chernin: Eliza Aria for Piccolo and Piano This lovely piece is based on the original score for the ballet Wild Swans and it’s great! The note range is quite small and the rhythm straightforward so it’s possible to concentrate purely on […]

  • Spring Flute Music with an International Flavour

    Spring Flute Music with an International Flavour

    Celebrate the arrival of Spring with some fabulous music from around the world. Øistein Sommerfeldt: Vårlåter (Spring Tunes) Op44 for Solo Flute These five short pieces by Øistein Sommerfeldt are really about the open spaces of the his native Norwegian landscape. They are sensitively written, using the full range and colours of the flute to […]

  • Five Lovely Duet Books (Now That We’re Allowed To!)

    Five Lovely Duet Books (Now That We’re Allowed To!)

    The good weather is on its way, and with it comes the opportunity to make music in the great outdoors. Discover some wonderful flute duet music to celebrate with a friend! Devienne: Six Duets for Two Flutes, Op 75 Is there anyone who doesn’t love playing Devienne duets? These six short, two movement pieces are […]

  • Bozza Aria – Practice Tips

    Bozza Aria – Practice Tips

    Eugène Bozza’s Aria is a beautiful piece that is on the Trinity College Exam Grade 7 syllabus. Whilst not too technically demanding, there are some challenges in this piece, which I will address below. I will also give some ideas on phrasing and some exercises to get your flute singing! Breathing The phrases in this […]

  • 5 Jazz Pieces for a Change of Scene

    5 Jazz Pieces for a Change of Scene

    In need of a break from the Classical? Try these fab play-along jazz books. Whatever your level, these books are perfect for downtime! Tilmann Dehnhard: 16 Minatures for Flute and Piano Here are sixteen jazz gems which have been pitched initially at the developing player but can be appreciated by anyone who loves this genre. […]