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 Fantasie and the Madrigal may already be familiar it is in the off-the beaten-track repertoire where this book really scores. Wonderful vignettes such as ‘Orientale’ and ‘Sur l’Eau’ are both beautiful, and the simple Berceuse will delight those new to the magic of Gaubert’s music. Gaubert’s greatest hits plus! Difficulty Guide : 5-9

Philippe Gaubert: Sonata No. 2 for Flute and Piano

Gaubert’s second sonata is the most demanding of his three largest works and it delivers on all the aspects of flute playing of the period. All three movements have wonderful melodies, flowing passagework that rises and falls across the flute and plenty of passion. This is one of the very best flute sonatas and it is simply beautiful to play! Difficulty Guide: 9

Philippe Gaubert: Divertissement Grec for Two Flutes and Harp or Piano

This is a really hypnotic piece in which the flutes weave around the harp accompaniment in thirds or sixths throughout. The harp gives a gentleness to the texture, the piano adds a little more weight and substance. Whichever you choose this is magical! Difficulty Guide: 6-7

Philippe Gaubert: Sicilienne arranged for Flute Choir by Roz Trubger

Gaubert’s Sicilienne is one of his best loved pieces and this simple arrangement really works. Not only does it give players the chance to become involved in a performance, it will also inspire others. Perfect for all sorts of situations, this one’s a banker! Difficulty Guide: 7

Philippe Gaubert: Soir Paien (Pagan Evening) for Flute, Voice and Piano

This is such a beautiful piece of music. Gaubert has set the text to capture the sensuality of the scene with the introduction having just a hint of dangerous mystery before the voice delivers the lines with rising and falling phrases. As you might expect the flute in the star here, weaving its way around the words adding all that wonderful French colour. Don’t miss this! Difficulty Guide: 8-9


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