Div. instrumentations with piccolo

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Benker, Heinz (1921 - 2000)

Insekten-Ballett
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(4 flutes/2 piccoli/alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Ameisen
  2. Käfer
  3. Schmetterlinge
  4. Mücken
  5. Libellen
  6. Heuschrecken
Parts and score. The instrumentation varies between two piccoli and two flutes, three flutes and an alto and four flutes.
It's like onomatopoeia, entertaining but not easy to play. We liked it. the first two flutes have to change to Piccolo in several movements (always both of them), the fourth changes to Alto in the other movements. Everybody will need frullato to play this!


Berger, Arthur (1912 - 2003)

Quintet for Woodwinds
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 67689
Rating: difficult
  1. Gentle, sonorous, without haste
This is only the score.


Bizet, Georges (1838 - 1875)

Carmen-Impressionen - Heft 1
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(4 flutes/2 piccoli)
Zimmermann, ZM 28210
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Einleitung
  2. Ablösung der Wache, Lied der Straßenjungen
Score and parts. Third and fourth flute have to change to piccolo.


Jeux d'enfants op. 22
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, ED 12212
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trompette et tambour (Marche)
  2. Petit mari, petite femme (Duo)
  3. La toupie (Impromptu)
  4. La Poupée (Berceuse)
  5. Le bal (Galop)
Only parts, no score


Buss, Howard J. (*1950)

Festival (F-Dur)
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(3 flutes/2 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Festival
Parts and score. The first has to change to piccolo, the alto flute is a separate (fourth) part.


Cavally, Robert (1906 - 1994)

Flute Family Sketch (C-Dur)
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(piccolo, flute, alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro - Andante cantabile - Tempo di Polka - Andante con moto
Parts and score
We liked this one quite well. Some sort of characteristique picture of the tree flutes. A quite playful, funny piccolo, jolling around. Beneath the flute a bit more settled but still brillant and then the alto in the deep, a sort of fundament. Really nice.


Damaré, Eugène (1840 - 1919)

L´Alouette op. 172 (D-Dur)
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(piccolo, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduktion
  2. Polka
Glamorous piece of music with an easy piano accompaniment.


Françaix, Jean (1912 - 1997)

Double Concerto (G-Dur)
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(flute/alto flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet/clarinet, piano)
Schott Verlag, ED 8078
Rating: difficult
  1. Adagietto
  2. Andante
  3. Scherzando
  4. Rondo
Originally for flute, clarinet and orchestra. The composition was commissioned by Baden-Württemberg and the SWR in 1991. Both players have to change instruments to alto flute/clarinet and piccolo/es clarinet.


Trio
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(flute/piccolo, cello, piano)
Schott Verlag, ED 8521
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Teneramente
  3. Scherzando
  4. Transition


Gossec, François-Joseph (1734 - 1829)

Tambourin (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes (6 flutes (piccolo (alto flute))))
Rating: easy
  1. Vivace - Allegro - Vivace


Göttsche-Niessner, Friedgund (*1954)

Just for fun - Sonne, Mond und Sterne (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes/piccolo/alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 33510
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sonne...
  2. ... Mond
  3. ...und Sterne
Parts and score, first part changes to piccolo for second movement, the fourth flute changes to alto flute several times.


Haas, Pavel (1899 - 1944)

Quintetto per Fiati op. 10
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in B flat changing to E flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: difficult
  1. Preludio - Andante, ma vivace
  2. Preghiera - Misterioso e triste
  3. Ballo eccentrico - ritmo marcato
Parts and score.
First work of Haas which received international success.
Written in 1929. Elements of Moravian folk songs with choral melodies and songs from the synagogue. Additionally the composer uses polyrhythm.
A revies of the Neues Wiener Tageblatt in 1935 said: The woodwind quintet of Pavel Haas is a work to be reckoned with. It is characterised by the originality of the themes and by a striking mastering of harmonization.
Premiere was at the 24. March 1930 played by the Moravian Woodwind Quintet. The first edition was published in 1934 by the Sadlo edition in Prague.


Hofmann, Wolfgang (1922 - 2003)

Cantus Avium
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(piccolo, 2 flutes, alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 2491
Rating: difficult
  1. Cantus Avium
Parts and score. Rhythmically complicated, many changes of time, frullato and tremoli in all parts.


Holliger, Heinz (*1939)

pour Roland Cavin
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(piccolo, flute, alto flute)
Schott Verlag, FTR 196
Rating: difficult
  1. Viertel ca. 84
Complicated rhythm without a time notation. Everyone has a score of his own.
Not as hard to play as it looks at first sight. A good training for communication and listening of the musicians.


Hook, James (1746 - 1827)

Hornpipe (C-Dur)
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(piccolo (clarinet), bassoon)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro moderato
Alternatively to played with clarinet and bassoon.
Four scores (two times for piccolo and bassoon and two times for clarinet and bassoon). Each score only one page.
Jaunty encore.


Jacob, Gordon (1895 - 1984)

Introduction and Fugue (G-Dur)
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(piccolo, flute, alto flute (clarinet))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Poco Adagio - Fuga (Allegro)
Parts and score.


Janácek, Leos (1854 - 1928)

Marsch der Blaukehlchen - (Pochod Modrácku)
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(piccolo, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
The boy choir Janacek sang in in early years is called Blaukehlchen due to their dresses. About the years in this choir the music is written. The idea for writing this music was given during a visit in Sanssoucic there the images of Frederic the Great lead to an association with military structures and piccolo flutes


Keusen-Nickel, Ursula (*1932)

Al Punto op. 11 (C-Dur)
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(piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute)
Rating: easy
  1. Al Punto
Parts and score.
Premiere 199 in Neuss (Germany).


Kiraly, Laszlo (*1954)

10 Hungarian Folksongs
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(2 flutes/piccolo/alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Szeretnek Szantani - Tempo giusto
  2. Erre Gyere, ne menj arra - Moderato
  3. Kincsös, Kedves Komamasszony - Tempo giusto
  4. Igyal Meg, van benne
  5. Mar megmndtam bus gerlice
  6. Angyalom, reveszem
  7. Rozmaringszal felsiet az eg fele
  8. Altato - Andante
  9. Megkondult a faluban - Moderato
  10. Szeredan viszik a lanyokat - Tempo giusto
One Score


Koechlin, Charles (1867 - 1950)

Stèle Funéraire
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(flute/piccolo/alto flute)
Rating: easy
  1. Presque adagio
The parts for alto flute are not transposed.


Lauber, Joseph (1864 - 1952)

Visions de Corse - Bilder aus Korsika - 5 Morceaux pour 4 Flûtes op. 54
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(4 flutes/piccolo)
Zimmermann, ZM 26080
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Le Maquis (Solitude) - Andante
  2. Evisa (Dans sa parure printaniere) - Allegro scherzando
  3. Serenade (La maison de Bonaparte) - Allegretto
  4. Meditation (Calanques de Piana) - Andante
  5. La Citadelle de Corte - Allegro con fuoco
Only parts, no score. The first flute has to change to piccolo. Lots of cue notes for better orientation.


Ligeti, György (1923 - 2006)

Sechs Bagatellen - aus Musica ricercata
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, ED 6409
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Rubato. Lamentoso
  3. Allegro grazioso
  4. Presto ruvido
  5. Adagio mesto - Allegro maestoso
  6. Molto vivace. Capriccioso.
This is the score. The parts are available in a different edition.
This one of only a few compositions the composer was able to take with him on his flight from Hungary to Austria. Written between 1951 and 1953. This is a part of the Musica ricercata for piano (eleven movements in total). Each movement adds one note of the chromatic scale.


Sechs Bagatellen
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, Ed 6407
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Rubato. Lamentoso
  3. Allegro grazioso
  4. Presto ruvido
  5. Adagio. Mesto
  6. Molto vivace. Capriccioso
Premiere in Sweden played by the woodwind quintet of the Stockholm Philharmonics on the 6th of Octobre 1969.


10 Stücke für Bläserquintett
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(flute/alto flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn double horn F/B flat)
Schott Verlag, Ed 6318
Rating: difficult
  1. Molto sostenuto e calmo
  2. Prestissimo minaccioso e burlesco
  3. Lento
  4. Prestissimo leggiero e virtuoso
  5. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  6. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  7. Vivo energico
  8. Allegro con delicatezza
  9. Sostenuto stridente
  10. Presto bizzarro e rubato
Parts. The score is available separately.
Really complicated, even the notation. Every part is full of annotations around the music notation.
Written in December 1968. Ligeti started with the idea to write for a concert like movement for each of the five instruments. During work on this opus it grew and thus there are ten movements now, as after each solo movement there is a ensemble movement.
The last movements ends in a grand pause of ten seconds and with a citation from "Alice in wonderland" by Lewis Caroll.


10 Stücke für Bläserquintett
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(flute/alto flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn/Oboe d'amore, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, ED 6304
Rating: very difficult
  1. Molto sostenuto e calmo
  2. Prestissimo minaccioso e burleso
  3. Lento
  4. Prestissimo leggiero e virtuoso
  5. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  6. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  7. Vivo, energico
  8. Allegro con delicatezza
  9. Sostenuto, stridente
  10. Presto bizzarro e rubato, so schnell wie möglich
Score


Luzuriaga, Diego (*1955)

Tierra... Tierra
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(2 flutes/piccolo/alto flute)
Rating: difficult
  1. Pesante
  2. Misterioso
  3. Con fuoco
  4. Leggero
Unfortunately the passages for alto flute are not transposed. Both parts are demanding, flutter-tonguing, singing while playing and other techniques are included. One player changes to the piccolo, the other to the alto flute.


Mamlok, Ursula (*1923)

Stray Birds
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(voice soprano, flute/alto flute/piccolo, cello)
Rating: difficult
  1. In a sustained mood
  2. Majestic
  3. Very airy
  4. In a melancholy mood
  5. Still, with utmost simplicity
Very complicated.


Naessen, Ray (1950 - 2004)

Ikaros
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(flute/piccolo, english horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Energico
  2. Allegro
  3. Molto Tranquillo
  4. Allegro Scherzo
  5. Tranquillo cantabile
  6. Allegro
Parts and score are available separately directly from Svensk Musik. Its a computer print and the transposition of the French Horn part is not given.


Offermans, Wil

Just a short version
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(piccolo, 2 flutes, alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 2988
  1. Molto tenuto
Needs modern technics, special fingerings included. Each part only one page.


Ravel, Maurice (1875 - 1937)

Ma Mere L´Oye - Mother Goose Suite (C-Dur)
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Bärenreiter, BA 8605
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
  2. Petit Poucet
  3. Laideronette, Imperatrice des Pagodes
  4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
  5. Le jardin feerique
Parts and score. The third movement is included twice: in original and transposed key.


Schostakowitsch, Dimitrij (1906 - 1975)

Vier Walzer
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(flute/piccolo, clarinet in H flat, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Frühlingswalzer - Allegretto
  2. Scherzwalzer - Allegretto scherzando
  3. Walzer - Tempo di valse
  4. Drehorgel - Allegretto
The first waltz is for clarinet and piano, the second for flute and piano, the third for flute, clarinet and piano and the last for piccolo, clarinet and piano.
Strange glossy paper reflecting artificial light. Not very clever..... a pencil does not write very well on this paper.
The piano part is nearly unplayable as the pianist has to turn about five pages for the dacapo and back again to get to coda.
Beside all the critic regarding the edition, the music itself is very playable and lovely.


Stephenson, Allan (*1949)

Concertino
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(piccolo, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro amabile
  2. Molto lento
  3. Marcia. Allegretto
I found this one on a recording by Gudrun Hinze. The music and the recording are so catching that I bought sheet music for piccolo and played piccolo on my choice (normally a no go). Really something special.


Miniature Quartet
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(piccolo, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Poco lento
  3. Allegro giocoso
Parts and score.
Written in 2008 and dedicated to Bridget Stroebel


Strauß (Sohn), Johann (1825 - 1899)

Vergnügungszug op. 281 (Es-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Polka schnell
Only parts, looks a bit like handwriting but is readable.


Szervánsky, Endre (1911 - 1977)

II. Bläserquintett
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Presto - Trio Allegretto
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro vivace
Only parts


Verdi, Guiseppe (1813 - 1901)

Nabucco - Ouverture (A-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn)
Bärenreiter, BA 6875
Rating: mid-grade
Only parts. Both-sided but easy to turn the page because there are several bars rest in each part for doing so.


Vivaldi, Antonio (1678 - 1741)

Concerto per Flauto dolce PV 79 (C-Dur)
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(flute/piccolo, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro molto


Vlna, Vladimir (*1973)

Der Zwerg von Montmartre op. 8
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(3 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 34980
Rating: difficult
  1. Introduktion
  2. Freude am Leben


Vogel, Roger C. (*1947)

Exultations
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(3 flutes/2 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Allegro
Parts and score. The first has to play Piccolo, too. The alto flute is a separate part.


Wimmer, Alois (*1960)

Hell & Mut - Zwei Sätze für vier Flöten op. 117 (a-moll)
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(3 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante tranquillo
  2. Allegro giocoso


Wye, Trevor (*1935)

A Piccolo Practice Book (Technik)
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(piccolo)
Novello, NOV120658
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Section A - Klang/Ton
  2. Section B - Artikulation
  3. Section C - Dynamik
  4. Section D - Spezialgriffe
  5. Section E - Orchesterstellen
  6. Section F - besondere Schwierigkeiten
  7. Section G - Piccolo Duette
  8. Section H - Coda (Trainingsprogramm, Probespiele, Literatur, Piccolokauf)
A whole book about piccolo. All written in English. The main part is music, though.


Yagisawa, Satoshi (*1975)

Stazione di Roma Termini (C-Dur)
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(piccolo/flute, flute, alto flute, bass flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. At Lunchtime - Allegro con brio
  2. By the Light of the Moon - Misterioso
  3. Peopleof the Church - Serioso
  4. Let's Go Shopping- Presto
Parts and Score


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 11.02.2017