Author: Chris Hankin

  • Five pieces for Two Flutes and Piano that will make you smile.

    Playing music for two flutes and piano is a real treat and here are five of the best. Johannes Brahms arranged William Bennett: Sixteen Waltzes Op 39 for Two Flutes and Piano This book is wonderful. Eight familiar Brahms waltzes have been arranged as only Wibb can, with tonal colour being really important throughout. The […]

  • Five lovely works for alto flute.

    Five lovely works for alto flute.

    The alto flute is such a beautiful instrument and these pieces really highlight its versatility. Franz von Vecsey arranged Jeffrey Beyer: Fantasy Pieces for Alto Flute and Piano What a delight it is to be able play two straightforward but lovely pieces on the alto. The arrangements are very good with all the writing in […]

  • Five celebratory flute choir works fit for a King!

    Get ready for the Coronation with these great arrangements which will add splendour to any occasion. God Save the King! arranged for Flute Ensemble by Alfie Pugh Think how many times you could use this great arrangement of the National Anthem. It fits every situation as it works with or without alto flute and with […]

  • 5 lovely flute pieces to welcome in Spring!

    Banish the grey of Winter with these sparkling works guaranteed to bring out the sunshine! Gary Schocker: Springsongs for Flute and Piano These five short pieces are all very appealing. Bathing the flute in spring sunshine, the’ Allegro amiable’ and ‘Light and airy’ are charming while the Allegretto is a little more dramatic. There is […]

  • Five great books for Mother’s Day.

    Make her day by playing her one of these wonderful pieces! Geoff Eales: Song For My Mother for Flute and Piano There are very few mothers who wouldn’t love to have this laid-back piece played to them. Geoff Eales has managed to capture love and gratitude in one simple melody – perfect! Difficulty Guide: 6-7 […]

  • Five Great Classical Flute Concertos that aren’t by Mozart.

    There are plenty of other lovely Classical flute concertos to explore. Here are five flute and piano arrangements of the best! This blog was originally posted in 2016 and has been updated for 2023 Joseph Haydn: Concerto in D major for Flute and Strings This little known D major Concerto by Haydn which has also […]

  • Five fabulous study books for flute

    Five fabulous study books for flute

    Need a practice re-set? Look no further than these imaginative studies guaranteed to get you thinking! Aleksey Igudesman: Magical Spells for Solo Flute These ten short pieces are really quite difficult and they are certainly different. There are some that require good tonal inflection, such as ‘Open Sesame!’ others like’ Izzy wizzy, lets get busy!’ […]

  • Five Great Books for Flute Players by Cecilia McDowall

    Five Great Books for Flute Players by Cecilia McDowall

    Cecilia McDowall writes really imaginative music. Explore her styles in these wonderful books. Cecilia McDowall: Six Pastiches for Flute and Piano Clever, amusing and with unexpected twists, Six Pastiches is probably the best known of Cecilia’s books. Each movement is a caricatures of itself. Comic Song is in a minor key, the Hornpipe has the […]

  • Five Beautiful Flute Books That Make Great Presents

    Five Beautiful Flute Books That Make Great Presents

    Everyone loves new music and here’s our pick of the best surprise gifts for the flute player in your life. Guaranteed to please! Otto Schwartz: Poesia for Flute and Piano There is surely a place in everyone’s library for a book of beautiful music to play with a really good audio download and this lovely […]

  • The Five Best Christmas Playalongs for Flute

    The Five Best Christmas Playalongs for Flute

    Playalongs are great at Christmas as they make good presents and are fun to play. There’s something for everyone in this fabulous selection. Complilation: Play Happy Christmas for Flute and Piano This lovely book is pitched at just the right level for all those young players who started the flute in September. The most popular […]