The Flute Blog

  • Flute Essentials: Cleaning and Maintenance Accessories

    There are masses of accessories designed for cleaning your flute and keeping it in top playing order. Here’s our round-up of what we suggest that very flute (and piccolo) player should have in their cleaning arsenal.

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  • Five sensational flute works by Philippe Gaubert.

    Playing any music by Philippe Gaubert is a most wonderful experience so why not explore these less familiar works which are a flute players dream! edited and compiled by Amy Porter: Treasures for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert This book is a comprehensive collection of Gaubert’s shorter pieces for flute and piano. While the…

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  • Five showstoppers for four flutes!

    Playing flute quartets is a great idea and if you choose these spectacular pieces you’ll have just so much fun! Gary Schocker: Coffee Nerves for Four C Flutes This quartet is fast and furious, and will result in a breathtaking display of virtuoso flute playing. It’s great fun to play, sounds amazing and your audience…

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  • Five Baroque books to love forever!

    Step away from the big beasts of the Baroque and savour these wonderful treats by lesser known composers that fully deserve our attention. Anna Bon di Venezia: Six Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo Op 1 Volume One These sonatas are utterly delightful! Each one is brim full of charm and youthful exuberance and you…

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  • Five glorious Trio Sonatas to savour!

    Trio Sonatas are so versatile so find some friends and play classic music by some of the greatest composers of their day. GF Handel: Three Trio Sonatas Op 5 for two flutes and basso continuo. The three trio sonatas in this bumper volume are all very different with combinations and numbers of movements varying between…

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  • 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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