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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:
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Friday 24 March 2017
National anthem of Belgium, arranged for flute and piano
The “Brabançonne” is the national anthem of the Kingdom of Belgium. Its French title refers to the region of Brabant, and the name is maintained untranslated in Belgium's other two official languages, Dutch and German. The author of the verses, Alexandre Deceht, had originally called the poem “La Bruxelloise”; his publisher, however, thought it better to broaden the scope from the city's to the area's name.
The anthem had its genesis when Belgium gained its independence in 1830. Opera singer and conductor François Van Campenhout composed the score, based on the tune of a French song called “L'Air des lanciers polonais” (“the tune of the Polish Lancers”) by the French poet Eugène de Pradel, whose tune was itself an adaptation of the tune of a song, “L'Air du magistrat irréprochable”, found in a popular collection of drinking songs called La Clé du caveau (“The Key to the cellar”).
Thanks to Ralph for suggesting this piece!
Thursday 23 March 2017
This Irish jig is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. O'Neill cites the “Pat. Dunne manuscript” as his source. Other manuscripts give the melody as “Jackson's Maid at the Fair”.
Wednesday 22 March 2017
from “Méthode pour la flûte”
Today's piece is the twenty-fourth study from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.
Tuesday 21 March 2017
British violinist and composer George Kiallmark originally wrote “Araby's Daughter” in 1822 as a song for voice and piano. Its melody was later and more famously used to set lyrics from the poem “The Old Oaken Bucket” by Samuel Woodworth.
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.
Monday 20 March 2017
from Piano Concerto No. 21, transcribed for solo flute
Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 in 1785. Today we propose a melodic transcription of the concerto's slow movement, the famous Andante in F major.
This movement was used extensively on the sound track for the 1967 Swedish movie Elvira Madigan, which detailed the romance between a tightrope walker and an army lieutenant. In the ensuing decades the film has receded into obscurity, but it did manage to propel Mozart's Andante to popular stardom. Before long the movement became a mainstay of “Greatest Hits of Classical Music” anthologies, where it continues to surface as a stand-alone item to this day.
Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!
Sunday 19 March 2017
This jig is taken from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905. The title “Slantha” is probably a corruption of the Irish word sláinte, meaning ‛health’, which is commonly used as a drinking toast.
Saturday 18 March 2017
from “26 Little Caprices”
This etude is the first piece from a collection of 26 Little Caprices for flute (XXVI kleine Capricen für die Flöte) by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, published in 1890.