Flute duets (original literature)

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Arma, Paul (1905 - 1987)

Troi Resonances
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Gerard Billaudot, M. r. 1351 B.
Rating: easy
  1. Viertel=60
  2. Viertel=60
  3. Viertel=132
One score, additional pages for easier turning, mainly deep register. Total duration is given with 11 Minutes.


Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann (1710 - 1784)

Sechs Duette - Heft 1
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Rating: difficult
  1. Duett I e-moll
  2. Duett II G-Dur
  3. Duett III Es-Dur
Rhythmically demanding, thus it is perfect to have it in score.


Sechs Duette - Heft II
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Rating: difficult
  1. Duett IV F-Dur
  2. Duett V Es-Dur
  3. Duett VI f-moll
I think those six duet belong to the best ever written for this instrumentation.


Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 - 1827)

Allegro und Menuett (G-Dur)
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Zimmermann, ZM 1040
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Minuetto quasi Allegretto
two scores
Beethoven wrote this for a good friend before leaving Bonn to move to Vienna.


Bennett, Richard Rodney (1936 - 2012)

Conversations
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Poco lento
  3. Vivace
  4. Andante
  5. Con brio
One common score for playing.


Blavet, Michel (1700 - 1768)

Sechs Sonaten op. 1 1
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(2 flutes)
Ricordi, Sy 652
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sonata I (G-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Affetuoso - allegro assai)
  2. Sonata II (a-moll) (Adagio - Allegro - Sarabande (Andante) - Corrente (Allegro) - Giga (Presto))
  3. Sonata III (D-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Gavotta (Presto))
Score. Alternatively to be played with oboes or violins
Common score.


Bowen, Edwin York (1884 - 1961)

Sonata for two flutes (D-Dur)
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Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Tranquillo e rubato
  3. Allegro giocoso
A little bit off-key but very beautiful. Two scores but very small print. Very advisable.


Bozza, Eugène (1905 - 1991)

Trois Évocations
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(2 flutes)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 27 401
Rating: difficult
  1. Un Reflet Dans le Vent
  2. Chant Dans un Paysage Triste
  3. Danse de Shiva


Briccialdi, Guilio (1818 - 1881)

Duo concertant op. 100, No. 2 (F-Dur)
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  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto
Only parts. Not easy to play, but worth it.


16 Duets - Band 2 op. 132
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Rating: difficult
  1. Allegretto (F-Dur)
  2. Moderato (F-Dur)
  3. Allegro (B-Dur)
  4. Andante (g-moll)
  5. Moderato (Es-Dur)
  6. Andante sostenuto (Es-Dur)
  7. Ricreazione - Tempo die Mazurka (G-Dur)
  8. Allegro con brio (D-Dur)
I like this duets. Both parts are emancipated ant the movements are not too long.


Cambini, Guiseppe (1746 - 1825)

6 Duos für 2 Flöten op. 11
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo I (D-Dur)
  2. Duo II (G-Dur)
  3. Duo III (A-Dur)
Only parts. Each duet consists of only one movement.


Devienne, François (1759 - 1803)

Sechs Duette op. 75, 2
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Rating: mid-grade
parts


Feld, Jindrich (1925 - 2007)

Cinq Inventions
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(2 flutes)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 25430
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Prelude - Allegro non troppo
  2. Mouvement contraire - Con moto
  3. Canon - Allegro vivo
  4. Passacaille - Andante
  5. Fughette - Allegro
Two scores for playing.


Fürstenau, Anton Bernhard (1792 - 1852)

6 Easy Duets op. 137
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(2 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Duett 1 (C-Dur)
  2. Duett 2 (G-Dur)
  3. Duett 3 (F-Dur)
Parts in a cover. Unfortunately without numbering the bars in any way. The "Easy" as part of the title should not be taken literally. Both parts are emancipated and demanding, the movements are quite long and some of them are really very beautiful.
Only parts.


Haydn, Joseph (1732 - 1809)

Echo (G-Dur)
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 1039
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Adagio
  2. Menuetto
  3. Presto
score


Hindemith, Paul (1895 - 1963)

Kanonische Sonatine op. 31/3
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(2 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Munter
  2. Capriccio
  3. Presto
Score


Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778 - 1837)

12 Deutsche Tänze und Coda - in der Reihe Flötentöne für junge Leute op. 28
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 30470
Rating: easy
Score. The dances are only numbered, no tempi or names of the movements.


Jensen, Niels Peter (1802 - 1846)

Drei Duos 7
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, 34720
Rating: easy
  1. Duo I (Allegro - Romance Andante - Rondo Allegretto)
  2. Duo II (Allegro con brio - Andante - Rondo Allegretto-Scherzando)
  3. Duo III (Allegro - Adagio - Polonaise)
Luxurious score with extra pages to swing out for easier page turning.
Late classic or early romantic music. Very beautiful music, the movements quite long. Both parts are equally demanding. It is really fun to play this.


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


Kocsar, Miklos (*1933)

Klangfarben-Spiele
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sostenuto
  2. Allegro moderato
  3. Andante
  4. Con mosso
  5. Calmo
  6. Allegretto
  7. Con moto
  8. Vivace
Score with swing-out-pages. Quite modern, partly without bar lines.


Köhler, Ernesto (1849 - 1907)

Progressive Duette - Heft 2: 15 schwerere Duette op. 55
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Zimmermann, ZM 1092b
Rating: mid-grade
score


Kuhlau, Friedrich (1786 - 1832)

Three Grand Duets op. 39
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(2 flutes)
Cundy-Bettoney Co., 7233
Rating: difficult
  1. Duo I (Allegro assai con molto fuoco - Adagio ma non troppo - Rondo)
  2. Duo II (Allegro - Adagio lagrimoso - Rondo)
  3. Duo III (Allegro scherzando - Adagio con anima - Canon Allegro assai - Rondo alla Polacca)
Only parts. Dedicated to Fürstenau


Three Virtuoso Duets for Two Flutes - Composed and dedicated to Moritz Löbel op. 102
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duet One Opus 102,1 (Allegro assai - Andante cantabile - Rondo (Allegretto grazioso)
  2. Duet Two, Opus 102,2 (Adagio - Variations on an Old Swedish Air)
  3. Duet Three, Opus 102, 3 (Allegro vivace - Adagio - Rondo (Allegretto vivace))
One common score for playing.
Very long pieces, nice to play.


3 Duos op. 81
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(2 flutes)
Edition Peters, Nr. 1240
Rating: difficult
  1. Duo 1 (D-Dur) (Allegro vivace - Rondo (Allegro non tanto) )
  2. Duo 2 (F-Dur) (Allegro - Andante - Rondo (Allegro))
  3. Duo 3 (B-Dur) (Allegro - Andante con moto - Rondo (Allegro))
Parts using letters for structuring. Second part with a lot of accompanying figures but sometimes with melody, too. Nice melodies, fun to play as mostly with Kuhlau.
Only parts.
Dedicated to Tulou


3 Duos op. 80
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(2 flutes)
Edition Peters, Nr. 1239
Rating: difficult
  1. Duo I (Allegro con gusto - Andante con moto - Rondo Allegro moderato)
  2. Duo II (Adagio - Larghetto - Rondo (Allegro vivace))
  3. Duo III (Moderato assai - Andante - rondo alla Polacca)
Typical for Kuhlau. Not really easy for both players. In this edition there are no bar numbers and no other signs.Thus practising from the to parts without score is really hard. Best idea is to write numbers by yourself.
Dedicated to Gabrielski


Trois Duos Concertants op. 10
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(2 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Duo I (Allegro con espressione - Larghetto - Allegro assai)
  2. Duo II (Allegrissimo - Tema con Variazioni - Rondo Allegretto)
  3. Duo III (Alelgro assai - Rondo Allegro)
Dedicated to G. D. de Lorichs.


Trois grands duos - pour deux flûtes, troisième duo op. 39 (D-Dur)
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Gerard Billaudot, R. 13 808
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro scherzando
  2. Adagio con anima
  3. Allegro assai
  4. Rondo alla Polacca
Only parts, old edition in oversized format. Dedicated to Fürstenau.


Locatelli, Pietro (1695 - 1764)

Sonate (e-moll)
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 1038
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Presto
two scores
I like Locatelli. Not so easy to play but very beautiful music.
First edition in 1725


2 Sonatas op. 4
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(2 flutes (2 violins))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sonate d-moll (Largo - Allegro - Largo - Presto)
  2. Sonate h-moll (Andante - Allegro - Largo - Vivace)
Only score. The first edition was printed 1746 in London.


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.


Mercadante, Saverio (1795 - 1870)

Drei Duos
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 32770
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo I (Larghetto amabile - Allegro maestoso - Tempo di valse)
  2. Duo II (Allegro affettuoso - Adagio - Rondo Allegro brillante)
  3. Duo III (Allegro maestoso - Polacca allegro brillante)
Great edition. Parts and score and both are optimized by additional pages for easier page turning. And it sounds great, too.
First edition by Breitkopf & Härtel (Leipzig) in 1828.


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 - 1791)

Sechs Duette - Heft 2 KV 157
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(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 1043
Rating: difficult
Only parts.


Sechs Duette - Heft 1 KV 156
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Zimmermann, ZM 1042
Rating: difficult
Parts, no score.


Muczynski, Robert (1929 - 2010)

Duos for Flutes op. 34
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G. Schirmer, 47338c
Rating: difficult
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Moderato
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Andante molto
  6. Allegro
Composed in 1973


Petrassi, Goffredo (1904 - 2003)

Dialogo Angelico
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Rating: difficult
  1. Andantino sereno - Allegretto - Andante
Written in 1948. This edition consists of two scores. The music is full of frullato, tremoli and flageoletts.


Pleyel, Ignace Joseph (1757 - 1831)

12 Duette - Heft 3
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 139
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. I/6 (Minuetto moderat - Romance Amoroso - Allegro)
  2. Duett No. II/2 (Grazioso sempre piano - Minuetto)
  3. Duetto No. II/6 (Andante - Rondo Allegro non troppo)
Short and easy pieces printed in score.


12 Duette - Heft 4
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 140
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. II/3 (Romanza Andante - Allegro)
  2. Duett Nor. II/4 (Adagio - Rondo Allegretto)
  3. Duett No. II/5 (Andantino grazioso - Tempo di Minuetto)
One score, short and easy.


12 Duette - Heft 2
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 138
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. I/4,5
  2. Duett No. II/1
Short easy pieces written in one common score.


12 Duette - Heft 1
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Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 137
Rating: easy
  1. Duetto No. I/1,2,3


Quantz, Johann Joachim (1697 - 1773)

Sechs Duette, Heft II op. 2
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(2 flutes)
  1. Duett IV (C-Dur): Allegro - Affetuoso - Presto
  2. Duett V (D-Dur): Allegro - Mesto - Alelgro di molto
  3. Duett VI (e-moll): Grave - Alla breve, ma Presto - Cantabile - Piu tosto vivace
Only parts.
Most movements are fugatos, both parts are of equal value. Being a teenager those were my favorite duets.


Sechs Duette, Heft I op. 2
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  1. Duett I (Allegro - Larghetto - Presto)
  2. Duett II (Allegro assai - Andantino - Presto)
  3. Duett III (Allegro - Larghetto, alla Siciliana - Tempo die Minuetto ma Grazioso)
Only parts.
For me those are the best of Quantz' duets. Not in parallel but written like a fugue.


Sechs Duette für Flöten - Heft 1 op. 5
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duett 1 (A-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Menuett I - Menuett II)
  2. Duett 2 (D-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Giga)
  3. Duett 3 (D-Dur) (Adagio - Presto - Adagio - Allegro)
Short movements printed in score, both parts most of the time in parallel


Sechs Duette für Flöten - Heft 2 op. 5
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duett 4 (Adante-Presto, Adagio, Menuett I, Menuett II)
  2. Duett 5 (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Menuett I - Menuett II)
  3. Duett 6 (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Rigodon I - Rigodon II)
Short easy pieces written in one common score.


Reicha, Anton (1770 - 1836)

Variationen für zwei Querflöten op. 20 (D-Dur)
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Eulenburg, GM 195
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegretto scherzando
  2. 6 Variationen
score


Romberg, Andreas (1767 - 1821)

Drei Duos Op. 62
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(2 flutes)
Camera Flauto Amadeus, BP 2041
  1. Duo I (Allegro - Menuetto Allegretto - Andante sostenuto - Rondo Allegretto vivace)
  2. Duo II (Allegro vivace - Andantino - Menuetto Vivace - Rondo Allegretto)
  3. Duo III (Allegro ma non troppo - Mnuetto vivace - Andante cantabile - Finale Allegro molto)
Only parts.
Written before 1820.


Sammartini, Giuseppe (1695 - 1750)

Six Sonatas op. 4
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(2 flutes)
Nova Music, N. M. 151
Rating: mid-grade
  1. No.1 in G
  2. No. 2 in D
  3. No. 3 in A
  4. No. 4 in G
  5. No. 5 in D
  6. No. 6 in G
One common score. First edition in London in 1748, 1756, 1760 or 1763


Schnyder, Daniel (*1961)

Suite Provencale
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Bateu solitaire dans les calanques
  2. Les abeilles dans la glycine
  3. La bouillabaisse
  4. Mistral
  5. Les les scintillent au large
  6. La vigne et l'olivier
  7. Au loin on entend l'Afrique
  8. Les fontaines d'Aix
in score. Absolutely beautiful
A bit jazzy, original and nice music. Both players play from one score.
The recording is played with flute and bass flute, very good groove.


Stamitz, Karl (1745 - 1801)

Sechs Duette - Heft 1 op. 27
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duetto I (Allegro - Romance - Un poco presto)
  2. Duetto II (Andante - Menuetto - Allegro)
  3. Duetto III (Andante non moderato - Romance - Fugato (Allegro))
Not so difficult and written in score.


Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899 - 1977)

Duo/Prelude
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo (Moderato - Lento - Cadenza - Sostenuto - Presto)
  2. Prelude
Good for page turning with extra pages to swing out.


Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681 - 1767)

Sechs Duette - Sonaten für zwei Querflöten oder zwei Geigen
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(2 flutes (2 violins))
  1. Sonate 1 F-Dur
  2. Sonate 2 B-Dur
  3. Sonate 3 C-Dur
  4. Sonate 4 g-moll
  5. Sonate 5 d-moll
  6. Sonate 6 G-Dur
Common score.
First edition 1727 in Telemann's own edition.


Toivio, Lauri (*1972)

Apropos op. 3
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro risoluto
Two scores for playing, four pages each, playable without turning pages


Tulou, Jean-Louis (1786 - 1865)

3 Grand Duos Op. 72
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(2 flutes)
  1. 1. Duett (Allegro moderato - Rondo (Allegro appassionato))
  2. 2. Duett (Allegro moderato - Rondo (Allegro))
  3. 3. Duett (Allegro moderato nobile - Air with variations - Polacca (Leggiero))
Not so easy but beautiful. Two parts, no score.


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 01.01.2016