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  • JRV-4Premier Solo pour La Flûte, Op. 20, by Henry Altès

    Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
    with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.75

    Henry Altès (1826-1899) is primarily remembered today as the author of a particularly useful Méthode Complète de Flûte (1906), yet his impact on fellow flutists for nearly a century-and-a-half can hardly be overestimated.  A student of the Boehm flute pioneer Louis Dorus, Altes succeeded Dorus as Professeur au Conservatoire de Parisupon the latter's retirement in 1869 and served in that capacity for a record twenty-eight years.  Premier Solo pour La Flûtewas dedicated to Louis Dorus, and was the first of ten Morceaux des Concours that Altès would write for the annual Paris Conservatory competition.  That this was the only one of the ten to have been required in two contests speaks to its endearing durability.  (excerpted from the foreword by P. H. Bloom)  For flute and piano.  

    Piano and Flute score, 12 pages; Flute Part, 5 pages; Total, 21 pages.

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  • Berbiguier Op77 nsmGrande Fantaisie, Op. 77, by T. Berbiguier

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $16.99

    Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier (1782-1838) was among the preeminent European flutists of the early nineteenth century.  Berbiguier was a prolific composer, and his nearly 150 published works include sets of duos and trios for flutes, as well as music that features flute with piano, orchestra, and chamber ensembles.  His Grande Fantaisie avec Variations pour Flûte avec Accompagnement de Piano Forte (Opus 77) was composed on two motifs from Der Freischütz, Carl Maria von Weber's monumental opera which premiered in Berlin in 1821 and became an immediate international sensation.  Sheet music for flute and piano—click to preview a page of the Berbiguier Grande Fantaisie Piano part.

    Piano part, 9 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 24 pages.

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  • Berbiguier Les-Regrets nsmLes Regrets, Op.104, by T. Berbiguier

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $18.00

    Berbiguier dedicated Les Regrets (Mélodie Concertante, Opus 104) to his close friend, the composer-'cellist Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges.  Les Regrets appears to be a missive of consolation from one musical colleague to another, both disillusioned and scarred veterans of decades of nationalist French intrigue.  Though the initial theme is a plaintive rendering of a dour dead-march, its development is mournfully elegant.  The subsequent developments serve to uplift performer and listener with a musical meditation that, though turbulent, avoids bathos.  Dashes of a bit of scherzo here and there move the music, ultimately, to an heroic major-key finale. 

    Piano score, 18 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Total, 32 pages.

  • Cover_with_green_border._jpg_imageNouvelle Fantaisie pour Flûte, Op. 80, by T. Berbiguier

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $13.50

    Berbiguier's Nouvelle Fantaisie (Opus 80), like his Grande Fantaisie (Opus 77), was composed on melodies from Carl Maria von Weber's genre-defining opera Der Freischütz.  Both pieces were published around 1825.  Enthusiasm for Der Freischütz continued to build in subsequent decades, as evinced by the nearly numberless fantaisies, paraphrases, souvenirs, and variations that have been published.  Melodies from Freischutz pervade the classic repertoire of instruments from aeolian pianola to zither, including examples for concertina, mandolin, saxophone, and ocarina quartet.  Piano and flute sheet music—click to preview p1 of the Berbiguier Nouvelle Fantaisie flute part.

    Piano part, 11 pages; Flute part, 7 pages

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  • coste cavatine 245px nsmCavatine, Op.37, by Napoléon Coste

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $8.25

    Napoléon Coste (1805-1883) was born in a small village in the Départment of the Doubs, France.  He began to play guitar at the age of 6, studying with his mother who was an accomplished guitar performer.   Napoléon himself began teaching and performing on guitar as a teenager.   At age 24 he moved to Paris, where he studied under Fernando Sor, the renowned Spanish classical guitarist and composer.   Coste quickly established himself as a virtuoso and is widely acknowledged as the dominant French guitarist of his era.

    Coste became famous not only as a guitar soloist, but also as a major composer of some 60 works, most of which were written for guitar.   His Op.37 "Cavatine" is a short, single-movement piece for piano and oboe (or violin or flute).   Melodic but lively in places, the work should appeal to amateurs of a moderate or higher skill level.   Our transposition of Cavatine falls nicely within the range of the alto flute and sounds appealing and completely natural on that instrument.  The Noteworthy Sheet Music edition includes a score for piano and alto flute, in addition to the

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  • debussy.premiere rhapsodie.nsmPremière Rhapsodie, by Claude Debussy

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater, with a Foreword by P.H.Bloom

    Alto Flute Part ― PDF $5.99

    Since its introduction as a morceau de concours for the Paris Conservatoire in 1910, Debussy's Première Rhapsodie has been an essential piece of the clarinet repertoire.... Although most of the morceaux are, by definition, run-of-the mill exercises of virtuosity à la mode, a number have endured as works of significant musical merit.  Debussy's Première Rhapsodie is one such piece.  It's a vehicle for expressive interpretation and artistry, with charm, warmth, passion, and humor; a lasting treasure at the core of every clarinetist's collection of indispensable works.... But a transcription?  Of a work by Debussy - the great colorist of instrumental sonority?  From clarinet to alto-flute?... Each and every element, in fact, evokes the alto-flute!... Of course the piece sounds different on the two instruments.  Although the sonic hues are different, the colors are just as vivid.  The distinct sonorities of the alto-flute support the nuance, the affect, and the power of the work. (excerpted from Peter H. Bloom © 2012)

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  • Devienne Op10No1 Fl-Cl nsmSonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1, by François Devienne

    Duet transcribed for Flute and Clarinet
    Score and Parts, PDF $9.99

    François Devienne (1759-1803) was a French composer, flutist and bassoonist, as well as a professor at the Paris Conservatory. His compositional output included: 12 operas; many concerted pieces for various wind instruments, with orchestra; overtures; concertos, quartets, trios, sonatas, etc. for flute, piano, and other instruments; 12 suites; numerous romances, chansons, etc.; and an influential flute method book, Méthode de flûte (1795).
    Noteworthy Sheet Music published this edition of Devienne's Sonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1 at the suggestion of flutist Richard A. Evans, who long ago obtained the original flute-flute duet from the Library of Congress and believed it undeserving of its current obscurity. Aware of the paucity of repertoire available for flute and clarinet, and realizing the piece would work nicely for that instrument pair as well, he transcribed the second flute part for B♭ clarinet. We at NSM agreed that the duet, which has two movements, Allegro spirituoso and Rondo: Allegro poco presto, should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences. Our edition provides both score and parts and incorporates articulation and dynamic edits supplied by Mr.

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  • Devienne Op.10No.1 Fl-Fl nsmSonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1, by François Devienne

    Duet for Two Flutes

    Score and Parts, PDF $9.99

    François Devienne (1759-1803) was a French composer, flutist and bassoonist, as well as a professor at the Paris Conservatory. His compositional output included: 12 operas; many concerted pieces for various wind instruments, with orchestra; overtures; concertos, quartets, trios, sonatas, etc. for flute, piano, and other instruments; 12 suites; numerous romances, chansons, etc.; and an influential flute method book, Méthode de flûte (1795).  

    Noteworthy Sheet Music published this edition of Devienne’s Sonata in D Major, Op.10, No.1 at the suggestion of flutist Richard A. Evans, who long ago obtained the duet from the Library of Congress and believed it undeserving of its current obscurity. We at NSM agreed that the duet, which has two movements, Allegro spirituoso and Rondo: Allegro poco presto, should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences. Our edition provides both score and parts, and incorporates articulation and dynamic edits supplied by Mr. Evans.

    Score, 10 pages; Flute-1 part, 5 pages; Flute-2 part 5 pages; Total, 24 pages.

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  • Drouet Salute-to-NY nsmSalute to New York, A Song for the Flute, by Louis Drouet

    Edited and with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom
    Piano Score and Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    We have posted Peter H. Bloom's fascinating and highly informative © foreword to this edition, in its entirety, elsewhere on our website, under Resources - Reviews & Articles, so please visit that page for additional historical details regarding the composer, Salute to New York, the New York Crystal Palace, and Hall & Son's flutes, beyond the short excerpts and paraphrases included here.

    Louis-Francois-Philippe Drouet (1792-1873) is one of the most highly esteemed flute virtuosi in history.  Innumerable contemporary press accounts of his concert triumphs throughout Europe attest to his technical brilliance and exquisite musicianship.  He was a prolific and accomplished composer, author, flute theoretician, and pedagogue.  His many etudes are still prescribed as tools for flute mastery.  His Method of Flute Playing (1830) and 72 Studies on Style and Taste (1855) provide us with useful information concerning instrumental technique and

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  • Berceuse, Op.16, by Gabriel Fauréfaure berceuse nsm

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Gabriel Fauré composed his Berceuse(Op. 16) for violin (or cello) and piano in 1878-1879, and it was first published by J. Hamelle, Paris.   To this day, the Berceuse remains one of Fauré's most beloved and popular works.  The piece is simple but beautiful, short, with a quiet sweet melody that appeals to both performers and audiences alike.  It is no wonder that over the years the Berceuse has been transcribed for many other instruments; arrangements have been created for solo piano, viola, flute, alto saxophone, flute and harp, and string quartet, in addition to the composer's own arrangement for violin and orchestra.

    Now, in response to an excellent suggestion we received from one of our customers, we add our own version of the Fauré Berceuse, a transcription for alto flute and piano.  Perhaps we are biased, but we think the alto flute is a wonderful instrument choice for this lullaby.   The piece is suitable for players of all levels.  Click to ...

  • faure piece nsmPièce (Vocalise-Étude), by Gabriel Fauré

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $4.99

    Vocalises are songs without words written to provide technical challenges for singers; they are designed to develop flexibility and control, and thus often serve as vocal warm-up exercises.  Gabriel Fauré composed his Vocalise-Étude in 1906, and it was published by Leduc the following year.  The original piece, in the key of E minor and marked Adagio molto tranquillo, includes a piano accompaniment and incorporates various difficulties for the vocal soloist, including wide intervals, unexpected harmonies, and demanding rhythms.

    Fauré's Vocalise-Étude has long been recognized as a particularly lovely and poignant piece of music, not merely a vocal exercise but a musical work of intrinsic beauty.  Under its alternative name Pièce, the Vocalise-Étude has been transcribed for various orchestral instruments, including bassoon and piano, flute and piano, and oboe and harp.  We at Noteworthy Sheet Music think the alto flute, with its rich, mellow tone, is the perfect instrument for this moving and somewhat melancholy Fauré melody.  Our transcription for alto flute and piano is based on the version of the

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  • Faure Sicilienne op78 Afl nsmSicilienne, Op.78, by Gabriel Fauré

    Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.00

    Sicilienne (Opus 78) was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1893 and first published as a chamber music version for solo cello or violin with piano accompaniment in 1898.  Numerous transcriptions of this popular piece have been made, including arrangements for flute and piano, viola and piano, horn and piano, flute and harp, 2 flutes and piano, flute and clarinet, and piano solo, among others.  Our alto flute part is a transcription based on the original violin and cello parts of the edition published by J. Hamelle in 1898.  We provide only the transcribed alto flute part; the piano accompaniment is readily available as a free pdf download of the original score for piano and cello, now in the public domain.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Total, 4 pages.

  • herman.op.86 duo1 248Trois Grands Duos Brillants et Mélodiques pour Deux Flûtes Concertantes, by Jules Herman

    New Editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom

    Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98

    Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $21.75

    Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98

     

    Jules Herman's Grands Duos Concertantes (Opus 86) are works of ingenuity, charm, brilliance, grace, and humor.  Long overlooked, they are extraordinarily fine examples of concert-worthy duets of the late 19th century.  Originally published by Choudens in Paris about 1885, the Grand Duos were dedicated to composer François-Auguste Gevaert (1828–1908), then director of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.  Flutists will find these works challenging and rewarding, teachers of advancing students will be amazed by their utility, and audiences will be enchanted.  (excerpted from PHB's © foreword)

    Note that these duets make for excellent sight-reading training... the music is interesting and demanding, and the parts are nicely balanced.  Duo 1 has three movements: Allegro moderato, Adagio sostenuto, and Rondo allegro.  Duo 2 also has three movements: Moderato, Scherzando, and

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  • pierne canzonetta cover 240pxCanzonetta, Op.19, by G. Pierné

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Gabriel Pierné composed his Canzonetta for clarinet and piano (Op.19) in 1888, and it is among his most charming lighter works.  The number of commercial recordings of the piece attest to its enduring popularity, extending into the modern era.  Pierné dedicated this short, cheerful little song to his friend Charles Turban (1845-1905), the French clarinetist and professor of clarinet at the Paris Conservatory.  The main melody is bouncy and gay, and brings merriment to players and audiences alike.  Others have created transcriptions for alto sax and for flute.  The piece is just as delightful when played on alto flute, and we now offer our new edition for alto flute and piano—click to preview p1 of the score.  Canzonetta would make a great encore piece for a concert or recital.

    Alto Flute Part, 2 pages; Piano Score, 5 pages; Total, 10 pages. 

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  • pierne piece nsmPièce, Op.5, by Gabriel Pierné 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by Carol A. Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    The Pièce en sol mineur for oboe (or violin or cello) with accompaniment of piano was composed by Gabriel Pierné in 1883.  The alto flute is especially well-suited to this delightful, romantic piece, which falls completely and comfortably within the alto flute's range. 

    Our edition includes both the alto flute part and the piano score.  Click to preview p1 of the score.

    Piano score, 5 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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    saint-saens fantaisie nsm 245Fantaisie, Op.124, by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Transcribed for Flute (originally for violin) by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part, PDF $8.98

    The following excerpt is taken from Peter H. Bloom's foreword to the edition:

    "We flutists are always on the lookout for great repertoire to perform with harp, and the Fantaisie is a perfect gem to purloin from the violinists' repertoire.  The expressively romantic melodies, lush impressionistic sonorities, athletic intervals, diversity of articulation, variety of dynamics, and evocative exoticism are ideal for the flute.  The few problems of range are easily modified, customized, accommodated.   As a duo, the work features both instruments in equally prominent and demanding roles.  It's no surprise, then, that a number of flute transcriptions have been generated over the years.  My goal, in this current work, is to provide fellow flutists with a significantly fresh approach to the Fantaisie.

    Although a simplified adaptation of the Fantaisie is fairly straightforward, an arrangement that preserves the thrilling virtuosic intensity and rhetorical thrust of the work is another matter.  

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  • saint-saens with caption rSonata, Op.166, by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C.A.Vater and J.W.Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Sonata, Opus 166 (Oboe Sonata in D major) was composed by Saint-Saëns in 1921, the year of his death, and has since become a standard of the oboe repertoire.  Although written for oboe with accompaniment of piano, the piece is very well suited for alto flute.  Played by either oboe or alto flute, this Sonata provides the soloist with opportunities to demonstrate both technical expertise and expressive performance.  We provide here the alto flute part; click to preview p1.  The piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free pdf download of the original score for oboe and piano.  Here is a link to one such source: Piano Score

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 9 pages.

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  • Jean_louis_tulouIntroduction et Rondo pour la Flûte, Op.49, by Tulou

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $12.75

    Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865) was a prominent, virtuoso French flutist, composer, and flute maker. He was a member of the orchestra of the Paris Opéra, and served as professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire from 1829-1856. Tulou composed a great many works for flute, including 5 concertos and numerous solos and duets. In 1835 he published his "Méthode de Flûte", still valuable today as a guide to performance practice in the early 19th century and for instruction on playing pre-Boehm keyed flutes. We offer here our facsimile edition of Tulou's Introduction et Rondo pour la Flûte avec Accompagnement de Piano (Op.49), an energetic, enjoyable romp for flute.

    Piano score, 12 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 21 pages.

    Title_Page_Walckiers.Op.11.color_borderTrois Duos Concertants Brillants et Faciles pour Deux Flutes, by Eugène Walckiers

    Gassett Collection - New Editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    2me Livre de Duos pour 2 Flutes, Opus 11

    Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $10.50

    Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $15.00

    Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $16.50

     

    Eugène Walckiers studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire with Anton Reicha and became a masterful, inventive, and prolific composer and arranger of 19th century chamber music.  Both his original compositions and his arrangements are deeply significant in their expression of a particular, highly developed aesthetic approach.  Walckiers' 2me Livre de Duos pour 2 Flutes, Opus 11, was dedicated to his friend Théodore Baltazaro and comprises three duets of three movements each.  NSM has re-notated all of the Opus 11 duets using a modern music composition software program.  Click to preview p1 of the score for Duo 1, Duo 2, or Duo

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  • JRV-11Fantaisie pour la Flûte, Op.65, by Eugène Walckiers

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $19.50

    A student of Jean-Louis Tulou, Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866) was a flutist and an exceptionally talented composer.  His Fantaisie pour la Flûte Sur la Ronde du Postillon de Lonjumeau is a delightfully engaging and challenging work based on emblematic material from the comic opera by the French composer Adolphe Adam (1803-1856).  The famous Ronde du postillon appears at the end of Act I of Le Postillon de Lonjumeau (The Coachman of Lonjumeau), which premiered in Paris in 1836.  Click to preview p1 of the Flute part.

    Piano score, 19 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Total, 32 pages.