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  • Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza - Flute

    sarasate op.22 image 240pxRomanza Andaluza, by Pablo de Sarasate

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

    Flute Part, PDF $6.66

    'Pablo Sarasate was one of those rare violin virtuosos whose compositions, while designed to display instrumental athleticism, also expressed elegance, economy, imagination, a suave sensuality, and musical integrity.  His music befits the sort of technique that, although acrobatic, is captivating rather than assaultive; evocative rather than provocative.  It's with this spirit—to amuse, amaze, and engage the audience while providing a satisfying challenge to the performer—that I've adapted his Romanza Andaluza for flute.

    Sarasate frequently used the musical material of folk songs and dances from his native Spain as a framework for his pieces.  With the melody prescribed, the harmonies implied, and the style both familiar and exotic, he would paraphrase, embellish, and interpret as if to say "with the violin, we can do this..."  Inspired by his source material, his methods, and his style, I propose that: With the flute, then, we can do this...' ― Peter H. Bloom, June 23, 2012 ©

    Romanza Andaluza, Op.22 was written originally for violin and piano.  Editions of the piano score (click to access) are available as free PDF downloads from online libraries of public domain music, such as imslp.org.  We provide the Flute part - click here to preview p1.

    Flute part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages.

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  • Arriaga - Quartet No.1 - Flute

    arriaga nsmQuartet No.1, by Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

    Violin 1 Transcribed for Flute by Peter H. Bloom

    Flute Part, PDF $9.95

    Peter H. Bloom wrote the following foreword (© 2014):

    "Even among the most celebrated musical prodigies (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, and Varèse, for example) Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's genius and technical mastery are exceptional.  This D-minor quartet, one of three string quartets written in 1824, is a work of structural brilliance, rhetorical grace, and elegant intensity.

    Adapting music originally written for violin to flute is often relatively straightforward.   Occasional octave reassignment and re-interpretation of double stops are typical changes.   But when a flute assumes the voice of the first violin in the context of a string quartet, further accommodations are usually necessary.  Dynamic balance, sonority, clarity of phrasing and consistency of articulation among the ensemble require a reassessment of many interpretive indications that are native to the violin.  In this arrangement we have, as a rule, eliminated Portato indications; they are useful for violinists but merely distracting to the flutist.   Articulation and phrasing marks have occasionally been changed, or eliminated, in instances where violin-orientated directions might mislead the flutist.

    A final thought: The flutist proposing to replace the first violin in a string quartet of this beauty and integrity may meet resistance from string-playing colleagues.  After a fair reading, however, they'll share your enthusiasm for Arriaga's Quartet in D-minor for Flute and Strings."

    P. H. Bloom, Somerville, MA

    29, May 2014 ©

    Click to preview a page of Mr. Bloom's flute transcription of the violin 1 part for Quartet No. 1 by Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga.

    We provide only the transcribed Flute part.   The Violin 2, Viola, and Cello parts, as well as the original Violin 1 part, are in the public domain and available as free PDFs downloads from IMSLP.org.

    Flute part, 9 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Benavides - Masters of 19th c Spanish Piano Music

    benavides masters nsmMasters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music

    Compiled and Edited by Ana Benavides

    Print Edition, 98 pages, paperback, $24.99

    Ana Benavides is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who hasAna Benavides web21 photo performed recitals in Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has maintained a keen interest in rare Spanish piano music of the 19th century. Visit www.anabenavides.com to learn more about Ana Benavides and her work.

    Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music (copyright © 2014) is a compilation of exceptional but little-known and difficult to find works, all carefully selected and edited by Ana Benavides. The works are rare masterpieces of Spanish piano music that have been rediscovered and reprinted in an edition formatted to facilitate reading by professionals and aficionados at any level. The main objective of this publication is to establish a unifying link between the 18th century Spanish harpsichordists and the great nationalists. This outstanding book, an anthology of piano masterworks written by influential Spanish composers with different styles and posing varied degrees of difficulty for the player, is an essential tool for understanding music in Spain during the 19th century.

    Please click to view the following preview pages from Masters of the 19TH Century Spanish Piano Music:
    p1, from Sonata by Nicolás Ledesma
    p19, from No.10 of José Antonio Santesteban's 24 Preludios, Op.84
    p98, index of composers and works included in the book

    Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music was published by Bassus Ediciones and is distributed in the USA by Noteworthy Sheet Music. We sell this book in paperback print edition only, not as a PDF, and only for shipment to addresses within the USA.

    To place an order, please use the Contact Us form to tell us which of NSM's print edition publications you would like to order, and include your email and USPS mailing addresses in the message. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for your purchase, which will include a small shipping and handling fee. Once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the publication(s), we will ship your items to the address you provided for delivery in 7-10 business days.

    For sales of the book in Europe, please visit www.anabenavides.com.

  • Benavides - More Masters of 19th c. Spanish Piano Music

    benavides furundarena 245nsmMore Masters of 19th Century Spanish Piano Music - Solo Piano

    Selected and Edited by Ana Benavides

    Solo Piano Pieces, PDF editions

    Please see our article on Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music, a compilation of rare Spanish masterpieces edited by Ana Benavides that is available in print edition only.

    Here we offer seven additional difficult to find 19th century Spanish solo piano works, not included in the aforementioned print volume, for sale as individual convenient PDF downloads. Like the pieces included in the Masters book, these works were all carefully selected and re-notated by Dr. Benavides and provide insight into the music and style of several influential Spanish composers of the period.


    With the exception of José Antonio Santesteban's Variaciones Sinfónicas which is 4 pages long, the other pieces listed below are short, 2-page piano works, each sold separately.

    Ana Benavides is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who has performed recitals in Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has maintained a keen interest in rare Spanish piano music of the 19th century. Visit www.anabenavides.com to learn more about Ana Benavides and her work.

    Fabián de Furundarena Menuetto, Op.14 PDF, $3.99

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    Fabián de Furundarena Mazurca, Op.15 PDF, $3.99

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    Fabián de Furundarena Zortzico, Op.17 PDF, $3.99

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    Fabián de Furundarena Adiós, Op.18 PDF, $3.99

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    Fabián de Furundarena Mazurca, Op.19 PDF, $3.99

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    Felipe Gorriti Segismunda, Habanera para piano PDF, $3.99

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    José Antonio Santesteban Variaciones Sinfónicas PDF, $7.99

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  • Benavides - The Piano in Spain

    Benavides Piano nsmThe Piano in Spain, by Ana Benavides

    Print Edition, 147 pages, paperback, $24.99


    Written by internationally accclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist Ana Benavides, this book covers the history of the piano in Spain, from its introduction to the time of Joaquín Turina. The edition is carefully researched and beautifully formatted, and contains numerous music examples and color images. Scholars, professional pianists, amateur musicians, and lovers of the piano generally will find this book indispensible for understanding the piano in Spain during the 19th century. Here is a list of the topics covered:
    1. Introduction of the Piano into Spain
    2. The First Spanish Piano Builders
    3. Music Conservatories and other Musical Spaces
    4. Editorial Activity and the Musical Press
    5. On the Way to Nationalism
    6. Spain and Europe
    7. Repertoire
    8. Maestros and Predecessors
    9. Isaac Albéniz
    10. Enrique Granados
    11. Manuel de Falla
    12. Joaquín Turina

    A review by Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet of The Piano in Spain by Ana Benavides appeared in the Newsletter of The American Musical Instrument Society, Volume 44, No. 1, Spring 2015, p22.  The review has been republished on the NSM website with permission from AMIS.


    The Piano in Spain was published by Bassus Ediciones and is distributed in the USA by Noteworthy Sheet Music. We sell the book in paperback print edition only, not as a PDF, and only for shipment to addresses within the USA.

    To order, please use the Contact Us form to tell us which of NSM's print edition publications you would like to purchase, and include your email and USPS mailing addresses in the message. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for your purchase, which will include a $5.95 shipping and handling fee. Once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the publication(s), we will ship your item(s) to the address you provided for delivery in 7-10 business days.

    For sales of the book in Europe, please visit www.anabenavides.com.

  • Benavides - Eduardo Ocón y Rivas - Piano

    Benavides Ocon nsmEduardo Ocón y Rivas—Obra completa para piano

    Compiled and Edited by Ana Benavides

    Solo Piano, Print Edition, 61 pages, paperback, $21.99

    Eduardo Ocón was one of Spain's most notable musical personages of the 19th century—an organist and composer, as well as the founder and director of the Malaga Conservatory. This book, Eduardo Ocón y Rivas—Obra completa para piano (copyright © 2007), is a compilation of the complete piano works of Eduardo Ocón, edited, renotated, and with an introduction by Ana Benavides. The works are rare masterpieces of Spanish piano music that have been rediscovered and reprinted in an edition formatted to facilitate reading by professionals and aficionados at any level. Here is a list of the works included in this anthology:
    - Rapsodia Andaluza, Op.9
    - Recuerdos de Andalucía, Bolero de Concierto, Op.8
    - Rheinfahrt. Estudio Fantástico
    - Gran Vals Brillante
    - Meditación
    - Estudio-Capricho para la mano izquierda, Op.10
    - Amor inmortal
    - En la playa. Barcarola

    Ana Benavides is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who has performed recitals in Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has maintained a keen interest in rare Spanish piano music of the 19th century. Visit www.anabenavides.com to learn more about the artist and her work.

    Eduardo Ocón y Rivas—Obra completa para piano was published by Bassus Ediciones Musicales and is distributed in the USA by Noteworthy Sheet Music. We sell the book in paperback print edition only, not as a PDF, and only for shipment to addresses within the USA.

    To order, please use the Contact Us form to tell us which of NSM's print edition publications you would like to purchase, and include your email and USPS mailing addresses in the message. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for your purchase, which will include a $5.95 shipping and handling fee. Once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the publication(s), we will ship your item(s) to the address you provided for delivery in 7-10 business days.

    For sales of the book in Europe, please visit the Bassus Ediciones Musicales website.

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