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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.
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Thursday 30 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Air in G major by Monzani

 with bass accompaniment

Today we propose the ninth air from Italian flutist Tebaldo Monzani's Twelve Airs as Solos for a German Flute with a Violoncello or Bass Accompaniment, published in London around the year 1800.

Categories: Classical Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Wednesday 29 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Dougal The Servitor

 Jig by Roddy Campbell

Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Who was “Dougal the Servitor“?

He was of the Macgregors of Fortingall and Lismore, for ever associated with The Book of The Dean of Lismore, early to mid-16th century. He wrote a genealogy of the Macgregors which traced their descent from the old Celtic monarchs of Scotland.

Categories: Celtic Music Contemporary Jigs Difficulty: easy
Tuesday 28 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Study in B-flat major by Ferling

 from “48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone”

Today's piece is the eighteenth study from 48 Études pour hautbois ou saxophone, composed around 1835 by German oboist and clarinetist Franz Wilhelm Ferling.

Categories: Etudes Difficulty: intermediate
Monday 27 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Swing It!

 by Michael Mandak, for two flutes

Today's piece was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, Michael Mandak from Graz, Austria. It was written for flutists wishing to alternate the classic works of Telemann, Quantz, Gariboldi etc. with something different and more modern.

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your music with us!

Categories: Contemporary Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Sunday 26 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Lamentevole by Braun

 from “Pieces sans basse”

The origins of this piece are not entirely clear. Its earliest known appearance is in Jean-Daniel Braun's Pièces sans basse, published in Paris in 1740 together with his Flute Sonata in E minor. Since they were published as a single volume, the pieces are often attributed to Braun, even though the front page states that they are “by the same author as well as by various others”. And of course, there is no indication anywhere of which pieces were composed by Braun himself. Some recent editions suggest that some of the pieces might even be by Johann Joachim Quantz, but there is hardly any proof of that.

Modern editions also appear to have caused a bit of confusion regarding the original instrumentation of these pieces. The Pièces sans basse were explicitly intended for flute or bassoon (every piece came with two key signatures, one for each instrument). They have however been transposed and republished in several collections for the recorder, and given the popularity of this instrument during the Baroque era, many people now think that versions for the flute are adaptations, when it is actually the other way around.

As if that were not enough, the “Lamentevole” (Italian for plaintive, mournful, or regrettable) has suffered from even more confusion. It has been republished in several collections, with its title corrupted first to “Lamenterole” (an easy mistake to make, considering how close to an r the v looks in the original edition... except that “lamenterole” does not appear to be a word in any language) and then to “Lamentarola” (also not a word, but perhaps someone thought that sounded more Italian?).

Special thanks to Joe for suggesting such an interesting piece!

Categories: Baroque Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Saturday 25 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Snug in the Blanket

 Traditional Irish jig

The earliest known appearance of this jig is in the second volume of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes , published in London around 1806. It was listed under the title “Calloch a Theusa”, a phonetic version of the Irish Cailleach a' Shúsa meaning “Hag of the Blanket”. The title “Snug in the Blanket” first appears in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: easy
Friday 24 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Study in D minor by Hugues

 from “24 Studi di perfezionamento”

Today we propose the fourth piece from 24 Studi di perfezionamento per flauto, Op. 15, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues. It was first published in Milan in 1904.

Categories: Etudes Written for Flute Difficulty: advanced