A New Score a Day!

Welcome to your daily source of free flute sheet music. Our commitments:

  • 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!

But there's more to that:

  • 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.
  • Almost everything you'll need during your practice sessions is just a click away: a metronome, flute fingerings, scales, a glossary to search for foreign words…

So… Enjoy! And let us know if you have any request by dropping us a message!

Atom Feed RSS Feed
Friday 3 April 2020

Tune of the Day: Hope Told a Flattering Tale

 arranged for two flutes

“Hope Told a Flattering Tale” is the title of an English-language version of the famous soprano aria “Nel cor più non mi sento” from Giovanni Paisiello's 1788 opera La molinara.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.

Categories: Arias Classical Opera excerpts RomanticDifficulty: easy
Thursday 2 April 2020

Tune of the Day: Allegro by Locatelli

 from Flute Sonata in G major

This Allegro is the second movement of the tenth of 12 sonatas for flute and continuo by Italian composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli, originally published in Amsterdam in 1732.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for FluteDifficulty: advanced
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Tune of the Day: The Lass of Patie's Mill

 Traditional air

Patie's mill stood on the banks of the river Irvine, which flows into the sea north of Ayr, Scotland. The poet Allan Ramsay, walking near the mill with his friend the Earl of Loudoun, had his attention drawn to “a rustic girl of uncommon beauty” spreading hay in a nearby field. His lordship observed that the girl would make a fine subject for a song, and within hours the poem was completed.

The melody, which is believed to date from the middle of the 16th century, was first published in Orpheus Caledonius (1725). In his Caledonian Companion (1743), James Oswald, on dangerously slender evidence, identifies the composer as the Italian David Rizzio, Mary Queen of Scots' secretary, music-master, valet de chambre, and perhaps lover, who was brutally done to death in Holyrood Palace in 1566 (his bloodstains are still shown to visitors by helpful guides). Although this is not verified, the tune has a definite Italian flavor.

The song was heard parodied in John Gay's 1729 The Beggar's Opera, under the title “I like the fox shall grieve”. In Ireland, the tune was adapted, re-titled to “Carolan's Cap”, and attributed to the famous Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1734).

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!

Categories: Traditional/FolkDifficulty: easy
Tuesday 31 March 2020

Site update: Eleven Years of flutetunes.com

Happy birthday, flutetunes.com!

Another year, another 366 tunes of the day! It is simply incredible to think that our collection of flute music has grown to host over 4000 pieces.

Once again, a huge thank you to everybody for sharing your passion for the flute with us! In these hard times of self-isolation, we hope that you are finding comfort in good music!

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Tune of the Day: Study in B minor by Hugues

 from “30 Studies”

Today's piece is the third study from 30 Studi, Op. 32, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.

Categories: Etudes Romantic Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Monday 30 March 2020

Tune of the Day: Duet in G major by Berbiguier

 from “36 Petits Duos Mélodiques Faciles et Chantants”

This is the third duet from Trente-six Petits Duos Mélodiques Faciles et Chantents pour deux Flûtes (36 Easy Flute Duets) by French Romantic composer Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier.

Categories: Romantic Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Sunday 29 March 2020

Tune of the Day: Largo by Locatelli

 from Flute Sonata in G major

This Largo is the opening movement of the tenth of 12 sonatas for flute and continuo by Italian composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli, originally published in Amsterdam in 1732.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Saturday 28 March 2020

Tune of the Day: Drimen Duff

 Traditional Scottish/Irish air

The earliest known appearance of this tune in print is in Book 8 of Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (c. 1760). Tune collector Francis O'Neill wrote, in his Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922):

In former times it was much more common to find a white stripe along the spine of brown or black cows, and this coloration was called “Druim-fionn”, or white-black. which became “Drimmin” or “Drimen”. Thus we have “Drimmin-fionn-dubh” or White-back black cow, etc. In poetical literature those titles are allegorical. “Drimmin Dhu” was a political password among the Irish Jacobites, and all “Drimmin” songs breathe a spirit of fealty to the Jacobite cause.

The Scottish national poet Robert Burns used the melody for his song “Gloomy Night is Gath'ring Fast” in 1786.

Categories: Slow airs Traditional/FolkDifficulty: easy