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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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Thursday 29 February 2024
from “Pièces sans basse”
This is the thirteenth of Jean-Daniel Braun's Pièces sans basse for flute or bassoon, published in Paris in 1740 together with Braun's Flute Sonata in E minor. These solo pieces are usually attributed to Braun, even though the front page states that they are “by the same author as well as by various others”.
This piece is unique in Braun's collection in that it features the appearance of a second voice during sustained trills. We are not entirely certain as to whether the composer intended these additional notes to be played inside the trill, breaking it, or if a second player is required to play them; we are however more inclined towards the latter hypothesis.
Wednesday 28 February 2024
Traditional Irish jig
The earliest appearance of this jig is found in the c. 1841 manuscript collection of Dublin collector Henry Hudson. In Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby (1910), Francis O'Neill says the tune is “probably not a very ancient composition. It was not known, evidently, to any collectors of Irish folk music before Dr. Hudson obtained a setting of it from a noted piper named Sullivan, in the County of Cork (a rival of another musician called Reilaghan). The tune has found its way into American collections of harmonized melodies.”
Tuesday 27 February 2024
from “24 Exercises”
This Cantabile in the romantic style is the fifth study from a collection of 24 esercizi by Italian flutist and composer Vincenzo De Michelis.
Monday 26 February 2024
from Flute Sonata No. 1
This is the opening movement of a sonata for 2 flutes in D minor by the German Baroque composer and music theorist Johann Mattheson. It was published in Amsterdam in 1708.
Sunday 25 February 2024
from “Pièces sans basse”
This is the twelfth of Jean-Daniel Braun's Pièces sans basse for flute or bassoon, published in Paris in 1740 together with Braun's Flute Sonata in E minor. These solo pieces are usually attributed to Braun, even though the front page states that they are “by the same author as well as by various others”.
Despite being called a “Concerto”, this piece is most definitely not a concerto in the classical (or even baroque!) sense of the term, not only because it is just a single movement, but also, and more importantly, because it does not have any form of accompaniment.
Saturday 24 February 2024
by Rory Campbell
Today's tune is taken from a collection kindly donated to us by piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This energizing 5/8-time piece was composed by his son Rory.
Friday 23 February 2024
from “A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute”
Today we propose a little study in A major by British flutist and composer John Clinton. It was first published in London in 1843, as part of his A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute.