The Flute Blog

  • Five Fabulous Folky Finds!

    Take yourself on a journey through the British Isles, with some of our most beautiful folk music. Folk Tunes from the Women for Instrumental Solo A beautiful book. It is important that a collection like this now exists, in a field that is largely male-dominated. The composer’s inspirations written alongside each tune allow the player…

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  • Five Future Classics for under £10.00!

    Build your library with these amazing pieces which are all destined for greatness and snap up a bargain too! Polo Piatti: The Birds for Flute and Piano These birds are having a party! They use Latin rhythms to give a feel-good factor and fly around all over the place. Best played with an easy technique,…

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  • Five core repertoire pieces under £10.00.

    Build your library on a budget! Ian Clarke and Simon Painter: Hypnosis for Flute and Piano Hypnosis is atmospheric, technically challenging, musically strong and wonderful to play. Vintage Ian Clarke! Anne Boyd: Bali Moods No. 1 for Flute and Piano Bali Moods is such a good piece! The rhythms of the gamalan are taken by…

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  • Five Flute Bestsellers 2023.

    Enjoy these five stellar highlights from 2023. Flute music at its best! Peter Verhoyen: Peter’s Piccolo World Book One Peter Verhoyen’s new piccolo book is fascinating. It’s very colourful with plenty of great illustrations to brighten up your practice. All the exercises are excellent, often using adapted orchestral extracts and there is a fresh approach…

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  • Five Brilliant Books for Busking at Christmas

    Christmas is the perfect time of year for busking: classic Christmas songs and carols are sure to warm the hearts of every passerby. Tchaikovsky arranged Jennifer Seubel: Nutcracker Suite for Two Flutes Nutcracker Duets is spectacular crowd-pleaser for any Christmas event. The virtuosity of the flute parts will ‘wow’ audiences, while also providing tunes that…

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  • Five Christmas flute pieces with a twist!

    Spice up your festive offerings with these quirky pieces which are sure to bring joy to the world! Simon Desorgher: Coventry Carol Variations for Flute Ensemble This unusual version of the Coventry Carol is certainly different. Simon Desorgher has used each variation to highlight a different alternative technique. Double trills in Lully Lullay and Woe…

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  • Five solo piccolo pieces to make you sound fantastic!

    There is a wealth of imaginative music available for solo piccolo so explore these wonderful pieces and prepare to grab the limelight! Tilmann Dehnhard: Wake Up! for Solo Piccolo and Alarm Clock If you thought that an alarm clock was useful only for waking you up, think again – Dehnhard’s piece will open up a…

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  • Five outstanding pieces to enhance your ARSM.

    Take advantage of the own-choice option and broaden your repertoire with these stunners! Palo Piatti: The Birds for Flute and Piano These birds are having a party! They use latin rhythms to give a feel-good factor and fly around all over the place. A lyrical Andante sees them take a rest and the ending is…

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  • Five ideal books for post-beginners!

    Open up a whole new world to inspire young and enthusiastic flute players with this eclectic selection of books. Zoe Booth: Dinosaurs for Solo Flute with Piano This is such a fun book for younger players! Aimed at the beginner to the slightly more experienced, the short melodies are packed with scary goodies. For example,…

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  • Five British successes at the NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2023.

    It’s always great to celebrate home-grown winners from competitions at the National Flute Association’s annual convention. Here are the ‘Best of British’ from their Newly Published Music category. Alan Ridout: Sonata for Flute and Piano, published by Aurea Capra This lovely Sonata by the rather forgotten British composer Alan Ridout will feel a little nostalgic…

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