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Uncommon Sheet Music for Flute and Alto Flute

  • haydn.sym24.afl image 240pxAdagio from Symphony No.24, by F. J. Haydn

    Arranged for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $6.00

    We offer a flute and piano edition of the gorgeous second movement Adagio for solo flute accompanied by strings from Haydn's Symphony No.24. An arrangement for alto flute that is mellower than that for flute but also extremely beautiful is obtained by lowering the pitch a minor third. Haydn's flute part needs no other change, nor does the cadenza that was written by Mr. Pratt for our C-flute edition. The string parts have been adapted to piano sonority in a number of ways, as well as transposing them in this alto flute edition. Click to view a sample page from the score.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Alto Flute & Piano score, 4 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • Haydn Op17No1 Adagio nsmAdagio from Quartet in E Major, Op.17, No.1, by F. J. Haydn

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00

    Haydn's early quartets, especially the three sets of six written between 1768 and 1771 (Opus 9, Opus 17, and Opus 20), advanced the development of the classical string quartet enormously in all respects. The third movement of Opus 17, No. 1 is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings. Whereas Haydn's more complex movements generally are unsuitable for transcription, the relative simplicity of this gorgeous Adagio makes it an exception. We present here a transcription for alto flute and piano. The melody is highly effective on the alto flute, and the other string parts are readily adaptable to the piano.  Click to preview p1 of the score.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages; Total, 12 pages. 

  • haydn_op17_2_image-webAdagio from Quartet in F Major, Op.17, No.2, by F. J. Haydn 

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00

    The third movement of Haydn's Opus 17, No. 2, like that of Opus 17, No. 1, is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings.  The melody is compelling on alto flute, with just a few changes to accommodate its sonic differences from the violin.  Lest the effect be too placid when the lower string parts are transferred to the piano, our piano transcription elaborates them in the style of Haydn's keyboard music in several places.  We also incorporate a few changes for better sonority and to disentangle the voices where the string parts have overlaps and unisons that are poorly suited to the piano.  All told, this transcription is highly effective and a delight for both players.  Click here to preview p1 of the score.

    Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages of music; Total, 12 pages.

  • Kakabadse Shirt nsmThe Song of the Shirt, by Lydia Kakabadse

    Contemporary Composition for Soprano and Piano, with words by Thomas Hood
    Alternatively, for Alto Flute (in lieu of soprano) and Piano


    Score for Soprano and Piano, and Alternative Alto Flute Part, PDF $7.99


    Lydia Kakabadse scored her composition The Song of the Shirt for soprano and piano, setting to music the words of the poem of the same title written in 1843 by Thomas Hood.  The composer writes in her program notes: “The text depicts abject poverty, misery and the cruel exploitation of the poor.  They conjure up a picture of a woman in rags, worn out by endlessly sewing in filthy, pitiful conditions, appealing to the consciences of men.  Hood’s words are very inspirational and both the piano and voice reflect these brutal agonies.  The melancholic tone of the words and the monotony of such a wretched existence are characterized by the wide use of minor keys and bare intervals.”

    The beautiful, haunting melody of The Song of the Shirt is infused with pathos, and is well-suited to the character of the alto flute, as well as soprano.  Our edition includes a part for alto flute in G to be utilized in lieu of the soprano voice, at the performers’ discretion, for a fully instrumental "song without words" rendition of the piece.

    The Song of the Shirt has been recorded by Clare McCaldin and Christian Wilson and appears on the "Lydia Kakabadse" CD (Naxos 8.572524).  Click the link to listen to anaudio clip of the track posted on the composer’s website.

    Piano and Soprano score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 14 pages.

  • kalliwoda concertino 245px nsmConcertino, Op.110, by J. W. Kalliwoda

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part ― PDF $6.99

    Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801‒1866) was a Bohemian violinist, orchestra conductor, and prolific composer who wrote numerous compositions, including operas, symphonies, various works for violin and orchestra, piano pieces, and chamber music works.  He was considered a significant composer in his day, especially for pieces written early in his career, and his music received the praise of Robert Schumann.  Kalliwoda was immensely popular and a favorite of American concert-going audiences in the first half of the 19th century.

    His Concertino, Op.110, for oboe and orchestra was first published by Schott in 1841.  An arrangement of the work for oboe and piano is available on imslp.org, in addition to an orchestral score and parts for oboe, violins I and II, violas, cellos, and basses.  Like many of Kalliwoda's earlier compositions, the Concertino is highly melodic and energetic.  We created a transcription of the solo oboe part for alto flute that gives alto flutists an opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of playing this style of classical 19th century bravura work, for which the alto flute is well-suited.   Perhaps it should be pointed out that Theodore Boehm, who developed the modern alto flute in G during the mid-1850's, intended that the alto become a new instrument in its own right, utilized in a variety of musical roles and characterized by a unique quality of sound.  Indeed, we think Boehm likely would have approved of our creating new opportunities, such as this transcription of the Kalliwoda Concertino, to show off the alto flute's versatility and the alto flute performer's virtuosity.

    Click to preview p1 of the alto flute transcription of Kalliwoda's Concertino Concertino.  We provide our alto flute part only; appropriate parts for piano or orchestral accompaniment may be obtained as free pdf downloads from public domain resources, such as imslp.org.

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • MendelssohnOWOS.NSMOn Wings of Song, Op.34, No.2, by Felix Mendelssohn

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

    Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $5.99

    Having made significant contributions as a poet, essayist, journalist, and critic, Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is considered one of the great German writers of the 19th century.  Many of his romantic poems were chosen as the text for Lieder by such eminent composers as Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms.  The Heine poem Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, which translates into English as On Wings of Song, was set to music by Felix Mendelssohn and published as No. 2 of six songs for voice and piano constituting his Opus 34.  Auf Flügeln des Gesanges became one of Mendelssohn's most famous art songs, and remains popular to this day.  Arrangements and transcriptions of the music have been created for small orchestra, flute and guitar, flute and piano, violin and piano, two violins, cello and piano, treble choir, and piano solo, among others.  With its charming, simple melody and narrow pitch range, On Wings of Song is highly accessible and understandably a favorite of vocal and instrumental soloists of all levels.  Our transcription is in the key of G, and the song is especially mellow and lovely when played on alto flute. 

    Alto Flute part, 1 page; Piano Score, 4 pages; Total, 8 pages.

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  • mozart k412 image 240 pxConcerto in D Major, K.412, by W. A. Mozart 

    Transcribed (from horn and piano arrangement) for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99

    Mozart's Concerto for Horn in D major for Horn and Orchestra is scored for solo horn in D, with two oboes, two bassoons, and strings.  Henri Kling (1842-1918), horn player, composer, conductor, and professor, arranged the concerto for horn and piano.  We used the Kling arrangement as the source from which to create a transcription of the horn part for alto flute.  The piano scoreis in the public domain and available as a free pdf download from other sources such as imslp.org/.

    The Concerto in D major, K.412 is a short work of approximately 8-10 min duration, consisting of only two movements - an Allegro and a Rondo Allegro. The movements are light and joyous, and pose no particular technical challenges to the alto flute player.  The written range is quite limited, extending only from D5 to E6.  Thus, this piece can be played by less advanced students as well as by more experienced alto flutists.  Click here to preview p1 of the Alto Flute part.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages of music; Total, 8 pages. 

  • mozart k417 nsmConcerto No.2 in E-flat major, K.417, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute (from horn and piano arrangement) by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.99

    Mozart wrote his Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra for his good friend, the virtuoso horn soloist Joseph Leutgeb (c.1745-1811), who became first horn in the orchestra of the Salzburg archbishop in 1770.  The concerto was completed in 1783.   Its movements are light, joyous, and teeming with melody: a wide-ranging opening allegro, a slow middle movement, and a final rondo. The second movement Andante is particularly lyrical and beautiful, whereas the concluding Rondo is quite comic with an obvious hunting theme.

    The concerto was arranged for horn and piano by Henri Kling (1842-1918), horn player, composer, conductor, and professor.   We used the Kling arrangement, which was published ca.1890 and is now in the public domain, as the basis of our transcription of the concerto for alto flute and piano.  We introduced only minor changes to the solo horn line to adapt it for alto flute, and those alterations were made with sensitivity and the intention of preserving Mozart's inspired creation to the fullest extent possible.

    Click here to preview a page of the Score for Alto Flute and Piano.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Piano Score, 16 pages; Total, 22 pages.

  • mozart k.447 nsmConcerto in E-flat Major, K.447, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute (from horn and piano arrangement) by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote four horn concertos for his good friend Joseph Leutgeb (1732-1811).   Leutgeb was a virtuoso horn player, who served as principal horn in Salzburg and thus became a colleague of Leopold Mozart, during the young Wolfgang's early years.  Leutgeb appears to have remained a friend and inspiration for W. A. Mozart throughout the composer's life.

    The Mozart horn concertos are delightful, joyous works.  The third horn concerto, K.447, like two of the three others, was written in the key of E-flat major.  It is thought to have been composed in 1787.   The work is in typical concerto form, consisting of three movements—an Allegro, a Romanze, and another Allegro, which together have an average performance duration time of approximately 15 minutes.

    K.447, Concerto for Horn in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, is scored for solo horn in E-flat, with two clarinets, two bassoons, and strings.   Henri Kling (1842-1918), a horn player who was also a composer, conductor, and professor, arranged the concerto for horn and piano.  His transcription was published by Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (ca. 1890).  We used the Kling edition, now in the public domain and available as a free pdf download from imslp.org, to create a transcription of the horn part for alto flute.  Our edition incorporates adjustments that account for differences in range and sonority between the alto flute and horn, while striving to maintain the style and character of the original composition.

    Click to preview a page of the transcribed Alto Flute part for K.447.   We provide the alto flute part only; the piano score (horn and piano) by Henri Kling is freely available from imslp.org.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

  • mozart k.495 nsmConcerto in E-flat Major, K.495, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute (from horn and piano arrangement) by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $7.99

    Mozart's Horn Concerto No.4, K.495, was composed in 1786 and scored for solo horn, with two oboes, two horns, and strings (bassoon ad libitum).   The work consists of three movements—Allegro moderato, Romanza-Andante, and Rondo-Allegro vivace—with the rousing Rondo clearly evoking a hunt scene.   The horn player Henri Kling (1842-1918) created arrangements of all the Mozart horn concerti for horn and piano.   His transcription of K.495 was published by Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (ca. 1882).  We used the Kling edition, now in the public domain and available as a free pdf download from imslp.org, to create a transcription of the horn part for alto flute.  Our edition incorporates adjustments that account for differences in range and sonority between the alto flute and horn, while striving to maintain the style and character of the original composition.

    Click to preview a page of the transcribed Alto Flute part for K.495.   We provide the alto flute part only; the piano score (horn and piano) by Henri Kling is freely available from imslp.org.

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • mozart.k305 cover image 240pxSonata in A Major, K.305, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99

    Mozart's Sonata in A Major, K.305 is perhaps the most completely extroverted of the Mannheim sonatas.  Like K.302, it opens with four emphatically tonic bars, followed by a gentle, linear four-bar theme, all immediately repeated.  The second movement of K.305 is the only movement of the Mannheim sonatas in theme-and-variations form.  It is far from routine.  The theme has an unusual variety of rhythms and accompaniment figurations; the 32nd-note variation is the very first, not a later one; the minor variation is at the prevailing tempo, not slow; and a brief but telling piano cadenza interrupts the antepenultimate variation's peroration. (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    We provide the transcribed alto flute part—click to preview p1. The piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

  • mozart.sonata in c major k296.cover image 240pxSonata in C Major, K.296, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99

    Mozart composed K.296 in 1778 under the same creative impulse as the other Mannheim violin sonatas, K.301‒306, but published it later, in 1781, with five other three-movement sonatas.  He dedicated it to his Mannheim landlord's 15-year old daughter, Therese-Pierron Serrarius, who perhaps inspired the turns lightening the opening fanfares, quick trills in the first theme, and contrasting textures and sparkling interplay between the instruments in the first movement.  The second movement is a beautiful arietta with wonderful opportunities for the alto flute to both present and accompany the melody.  In the concluding Rondo, in sonata-rondo form, the instruments repeatedly swap the theme and much of the episodic material. ―J. W. Pratt

    We provide our transcription of the violin part for alto flute.... please click to preview p1 of the part. The piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.

  • mozart.k.303 image 240 pxSonata in C Major, K.303, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    Both movements of Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K.303 are quite different from others of his 'Mannheim' set. The unusual first movement is in sonata form mixing retro and novel features—the whole first subject and transition to the dominant are adagio and considerably varied in the recapitulation, and there is no development. The second movement is an old-style minuet (without trio), ending with a pedal point terminating in a tremble.  Our transcription for alto flute shifts the violin part to a different octave in three short segments and we have substituted musically appropriate alternatives for the double stops.  We provide our transcription of the violin part for Alto Flute in G... please click to preview p1 of the part. The piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.


     

  • mozart.sonata in d major.k306 image 240pxSonata in D Major, K.306, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.99

    Mozart's Sonata in D Major, K.306 is by far the longest and showiest of the 'Mannheim' sonatas, with three large-scale movements, some quasi orchestral textures, much doubling, and brilliant passage work.  The first movement's development expands four transitional bars of the exposition into a far-reaching harmonic excursion.  The recapitulation begins with the second subject and returns to the first so late it amounts to a coda, the only instance of 'mirror' sonata-form in the Mannheim set.  In contrast, the second movement, Andante cantabile, has a structurally orthodox sonata form, compressing and ornamenting the themes in the recapitulation, as befits the tempo.  The finale is an elaborate rondo alternating between allegretto in 2/4 and allegro in 6/8. (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition)

    We provide our transcribed alto flute part—click to preview p1.  The piano scoreis available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    Alto Flute part, 10 pages; Total, 12 pages.

  • Mozart.K304_imageSonata in E minor, K.304, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99

    Mozart's second group of violin sonatas, the seven "Mannheim" sonatas of 1778, were begun in Mannheim where Mozart also worked on a flute commission.  The violin parts rarely make significant use of double stops and are in general very well suited to alto flute.  It is perhaps suggestive for performance that Mozart designated all his violin sonatas for "piano and violin".

    Mozart's works in minor keys are rare and special: consider the G-minor quintet and Symphony No. 40.  The K.304 sonata is his only work in E minor and it is mysteriously compelling in its simplicity.  It was written the same summer that his mother died.  Click to preview p1 of the Alto Flute part.

    We provide the transcribed alto flute part; the piano score is readily available in the public domain, free of charge.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

  • mozart.sonata in e flat major.k302.image 240 pxSonata in E-flat Major, K.302, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    Mozart's Sonata in E-flat Major, K.302 has two movements, an Allegro and a rondo Andante grazioso.  This ebullient sonata opens with a striking call to attention, much used later, which descends on the tonic triad but alternates half and quarter notes in 3/4 time, thus avoiding both square rhythm and repeated root positions on every down beat.  The theme which follows is contrastingly gentle.  The second movement offers a firmly forward-moving theme whose immediate repeat and final returns are variously and charmingly re-orchestrated.  (excerpted from JWP's foreword to the edition) 

    We provide our transcription of the violin part for alto flute - please click to preview p1. The piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/.

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

  • mozart.k301 image 240 pxSonata in G Major, K.301, by W. A. Mozart

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

    Alto Flute Part, PDF $4.99

    This sunny sonata has two movements, an up-beat Allegro con spirito followed by an Allegro that is actually a sprightly minuet with a trio section in the minor, almost as near to a Beethoven scherzo as a Haydn minuet.  The violin leads as often as the piano, including at the beginning and throughout the trio, but is largely spared Mozart's typical keyboard passage work.  As with six other violin sonatas composed in 1778, the first of Mozart's maturity, the violin part rarely makes significant use of double stops and is in general very well suited to alto flute.  In fact, K.301 was begun with flute in mind. We provide our transcribed alto flute part - please click to preview p1.  The piano score is available in the public domain as a free pdf download from imslp.org/. 

    For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.

    Alto Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

  • nielsen op2 245 px nsmFantasy Pieces, Op.2, by Carl Nielsen

    Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater

    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $9.99

    The Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano, Op.2 (Fantasistykker for obo og klavier) were composed in 1889, when Nielsen was 24.  They were written in the romantic idiom before his compositions became more experimental, chromatic, and dissonant.  Nielsen wrote the Fantasy Pieces for his good friend Olivo Kraüse, the Danish oboist and composer to whom the work is dedicated.  Nielsen and Krause were colleagues in the Royal Chapel Orchestra.   The Fantasy Pieces were premiered by Krause and the pianist Victor Bendix at a Royal Orchestra Soirée in Copenhagen in 1891.  Arrangements of the pieces for violin (with orchestra or piano), created by Hans Sitt, subsequently became quite popular.

    Our transcription of the oboe part for alto flute is a simple transposition, as the entire oboe part falls nicely within the range of the alto flute.  Although the tonal characteristics of the alto flute and oboe are very different, the Fantasistykker sound so natural on alto flute that the listener might think that the two pieces were composed specifically for that instrument.

    The first piece, Romance, is a beautiful andante that allows the alto flutist to exploit the rich, sensuous sonority of the instrument.  The contrasting second piece is a lively Humoresque in which the performer's lightheartedness and technical agility prevail.

    Click here to preview a page of the Nielsen Fantasy Pieces score for Alto Flute and Piano.

    Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Piano Score, 10 pages; Total, 18 pages.

  • 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. 


  • 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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