Fantasia in C major, by F. J. Haydn
Arranged as a Duet for Flute and Alto Flute by John W. Pratt
Flute Part, Alto Flute Part, and Score ― PDF $12.99
Fantasia in C major (Op.58; Hob. XVII:4) was written by Haydn in 1789 for the pianoforte. Based on a folk song about a farmer's wife chasing her cat, one can easily imagine in the music kittenish scampering, stealthy approaches, unexpected pounces, and mad chases with abrupt changes of direction. The style and playfulness of the piece are beautifully suited to the agility and sparkle of flutes. The transcription is able to capture the feel Haydn intended, with new coloring, while at the same time affording flutists the joy of experiencing the work first-hand. (adapted from JWP's foreword to the edition)
Please click to preview p1-2 of the mini-Score. After opening the file, adjust the orientation using "View - Rotate View - Clockwise" in your pdf reader program.
Flute part, 6 pages; Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Mini-score, 6 pages; Total, 22 pages.
Trois 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 Polonaise.
Duo 1: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 12 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
Duo 2: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 14 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 15 pages; Flute 2 part, 14 pages; 48 pages total.
Duo 3: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 11 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes, PDF $2.99
"Composed for Ethel Farny and her flute students at the Rivers Music School, these short duets sprout initially from the first flute/violin duet of Several Strands, Op. 448a. This Grazioso is indeed made from only four pitches. Similarly, Murmurando confines itself to a four-note knot until its final dyad. The third duet, Con Eleganza, stretches the four-note concept a bit more. Each instrument has its own four-pitch pattern, and a coda leaves the four-note idea behind all together, concluding the set with six slower, somewhat more chromatic bars that could very well lead to future music of more emotional complexity. Perhaps there will be more duets to come." ― John McDonald, November 2009
John McDonald is a member of The Mockingbird Trio, directs the Tufts Composers Concert Series, and serves on the boards of several performance organizations in New England. He has recently fulfilled commissions from The Chamber Orchestra of Boston, pianist David Holzman, The Firebird Ensemble (for an Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Residency, with support from a Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections Award), and the ANA Trio (Fredonia University; soprano, cello, and piano), among others. Recent performances by McDonald at the Goethe Institut of Boston, at Tufts, and at many other venues have been highly acclaimed.
Score for Two Flutes, 2 pages; Total, 4 pages.
Duo for Two Flutes, by Matt Samolis
Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes, PDF $17.99
Duo for Two Flutes was written using twelve tone techniques. The original tone row was divided in half, with each set of six tones being used to generate one of the flute parts. Frequently changing time signatures reflect compositional organization of the pitches, and does not establish meter. The piece has a playful, somewhat mechanical feel. Click to preview p1 of the score. To listen to bits of a recording of Duo for Two Flutes performed by Matt Samolis and Peter H. Bloom, click on the icons below.
Score for Two Flutes, 8 pages; Total, 11 pages.
5 Dessert Rounds, by Zenon Slawinski
Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes
Score, PDF $4.99
Excerpts from the preface to the edition by Zenon Slawinski:
In most classic rounds the second voice begins and plays (or sings) the same melody as the first voice. That's the case here too for three of the five Dessert Rounds. Rounds 3 and 4 are different. In Round 3 - The Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie - the second voice plays the same melody but a third higher. In Round 4 - Sweet Potato Flan - the second voice plays the melody a 4th higher. // The Dessert Rounds are relatively simple and should not pose any difficulties for most intermediate players, although there are some tricky meter changes in Round 2 - Chocolate Mint Ice Dream - if you practice this slowly you'll soon be able to get past the meter changes and simply enjoy your dessert. // Round 4 - Sweet Potato Flan - is written in 7/4. // I purposely left off many performance markings so the players can make their own mark on the compositions. Interpret these pieces freely and have fun.
Zenon Slawinski, September 12, 2014
Click to listen to a few audio samples of the Dessert Rounds:
Score for two flutes, 6 pages; Total, 10 pages.
We are offering one of Zenon Slawinski's 5 Dessert Rounds for free. Click to download the free PDF for Dessert Round #2, Chocolate Mint Ice Cream.