Author: Chris Hankin

  • 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…

  • Five Baroque books to love forever!

    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…

  • 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…

  • Five Future Classics for under £10.00!

    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,…

  • Five core repertoire pieces under £10.00.

    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…

  • Five Flute Bestsellers 2023.

    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…

  • Five Christmas flute pieces with a twist!

    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…

  • Five solo piccolo pieces to make you sound fantastic!

    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…

  • Five outstanding pieces to enhance your ARSM.

    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…

  • Five ideal books for post-beginners!

    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,…