Tag: repertoire

  • 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 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 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 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,…

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

    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…

  • Five charming flute pieces to play before grade 5.

    Five charming flute pieces to play before grade 5.

    It’s always good to explore new repertoire prior to taking the next exam. These gems are wonderful at any time. Emile Kronke: Five Miniatures for Flute and Piano Op 92 Here are some more delightful pieces from Emil Kronke. He writes so well for developing players, keeping the technical challenges simple but adding sumptuous harmonies…

  • 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!’…