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- Every day you will find a new piece of printable flute music to sight-read.
- No matter if you are a beginner or an expert: the pieces span across all levels of difficulty.
- If you're a teacher, here you'll find a great deal of free sheet music to use with your students… And to enjoy yourself, too!
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- All sheet music is accompanied by an MP3 you can listen to to get a feel of the music.
- We also post flute duets and pieces with piano accompaniment, and for all these we provide free play-along MIDI and MP3 tracks.
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Monday 17 June 2019
Traditional Scottish reel
This Scottish reel is attributed to John Cumming by Keith Norman MacDonald in his Skye Collection (1887).
Irish collector Francis O'Neill (1922) remarks: “Though plainly of Scotch origin both in name and tone, ‛Cuttie Sark’ is not to be found in any of the old Scotch or Miscellaneous Collections which have been examined. Translated in English, ‛Cutty Sark’ means Short Shirt, or Chemise”.
The Cutty Sark is also the name of one of the most famous “tea clippers” (a type of sleek, fast 19th-century sailing ship, officially designated a “composite built extreme clipper ship”) built, and it is the only ship of its type to survive to the present day.
Sunday 16 June 2019
from “Exercices journaliers”
Today we propose the sixteenth piece from Exercices journaliers pour la flûte (or Tägliche Studien in German, i.e. “Daily Exercises”) by Austro-Hungarian composer Adolf Terschak. It was first published in 1867.
Saturday 15 June 2019
This “old-style air” is the ninth movement of the second of six Concerts à deux Flutes Traversières sans Basse by the French Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Montéclair. Here the French word concert is a synonym of “suite”, and has nothing to do with the Italian concerto.
Friday 14 June 2019
This Praeludium in D major is one of 24 pieces attributed to the famous German flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz to have survived in a manuscript titled Fantasier og Preludier. 8. Capricier og andre Stykker til Øvelse for Flöÿten af Quanz (“Fantasies and Preludes. 8 Caprices and other Pieces for Exercise for the Flute by Quantz”). This manuscript has been kept in the Giedde Collection (named after its founder, Danish composer W.H.R.R. Giedde) in the Royal Library of Copenhagen, which hosts a fairly comprehensive collection of flute music from the second half of the 18th century.
Thursday 13 June 2019
The earliest known reference to this reel is in William Vickers's 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript, but unfortunately the tune was recorded on one of the 31 pages that have not survived to the present day. Fiddler Brian Conway notes how the tune is sometimes known as “The Tramps”, while Michael Coleman called it “Maun's Fancy” on an unreleased side from his last recording session in 1944.
Wednesday 12 June 2019
from “24 Technical Studies”
This is the fourteenth piece from 24 Technische Studien für Flöte (24 Technical Studies), Op. 11, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1911.
Tuesday 11 June 2019
from “Fantasia per Flauto Solo”
This is the third movement from a Fantasia per Flauto Solo con accompagnamento di secondo Flauto o Violino (“Fantasia for solo flute with accompaniment for a second flute or violin”) by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante, first published around 1818.
Many thanks to Lutz Kutscher for contributing this piece!