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Borodin, Alexander (1833 - 1887)

Solicitude (d-moll)
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Rating: very easy
  1. Andante


Nocturne - aus dem Streichquartett Nr. 2 (As-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Phoenix Music, PM9189
Rating: easy
  1. Andante calmato
Great arrangement and nice melody.


Theme from Polovtsian Dances - Prince Igor (B-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Phoenix Music, PM9194
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro moderato
Very nice


Gretchaninoff, Alexander (1864 - 1956)

Deux Miniatures - I. Souvenir de l'ami lointain op. 145 (C-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Alphonse Leduc, AL 19173
Rating: easy
  1. Moderato


Deux Miniatures - II. Au Foyer op. 145 (As-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 19 174
Rating: easy
  1. Amoroso


In aller Frühe op. 126b
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(flute, piano)
Schott Verlag, ED 8120
Rating: easy
  1. Morgenspaziergang
  2. Heimweh
  3. Spaßvogel
  4. In der Dämmerung
  5. Kleiner Reitersmann
  6. Am Winterabend
  7. Burlesque
  8. In der Festung
  9. Räuber und Gendarm
  10. Walzer


Kreisler, Alexander von (1893 - 1969)

Concertino
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino
  2. Allegro moderato
Nice piece of music, modern but not too hard to understand. Interesting harmonies and often fugato like work with the themes.


Mussorgsky, Modest (1839 - 1881)

Mushrooms (F-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, oboe (flute), clarinet, bassoon)
Rating: easy
  1. Vivace
The badest edition I ever saw. Cheapest paper, each sheet another size, only copies and those are bad.


Prokofjew, Sergej (1891 - 1953)

Sonate für Flöte und Klavier op. 94 (D-Dur)
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Rating: difficult
  1. Moderato
  2. Scherzo (Presto)
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro con brio
Very nice but awfully difficult.
Written for the committee of artistic matters of the USSR in 1942. It was inspired by the flutist Barrère.


Peter and the Bird (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano)
B.V. Muziekuitgeverij XYZ, XYZ 1186
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino - Allegro - Andantino - Moderato


Peter und der Wolf op. 67
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo - Moderato - Andante - Allegro
Parts and score, additionally the spoken text, once in Russian (cyrillic notation), a German translation by the editor, Mr. Ostermeyer, and a version by the German comedian Loriot.


Rimskij-Korsakow, Nikolai (1844 - 1908)

Song of India - from Sadko (F-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(4 flutes)
Rubank Inc., HL 4479514
Rating: easy
  1. Moderately
The first flute quartet I ever played. Parts and score. The parts have to be cut in two or you need to make illegal copies.


Quintett (B-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante
  3. Rondo Allegretto
My edition is a quite old one and no longer available. The new Belaieff edition has only the parts, no score.


Rubinstein, Anton (1829 - 1894)

Melodie op. 3, Nr. 1 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, ED 20110
Rating: easy
  1. Rubato - Moderato
Parts and Score
Very easy, nice coffeehousemusic.


Schostakowitsch, Dimitrij (1906 - 1975)

Polka - from the Golden Age
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Polka - Allegretto
Parts and score. Fancy piece.


Preludes (G-Dur)
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(flute (violin), clarinet (violin), bassoon (cello))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Moderato
  2. II - Allegretto
Very nice, great passages for the clarinet and a lovely solo for the bassoon.


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.


Waltz No. 2 (d-moll)
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Rating: very easy
  1. Waltz


Shchedrin, Rodion (*1932)

Drei Hirten
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(flute, oboe, clarinet)
Rating: difficult
  1. Sostenuto rubato - Allegro - Pesante - Allegro - Andantino
Three scores (good idea for such a complicated piece of music)


Smirnova, Tatiana (*1940)

Little Triptych 40
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Boosey & Hawkes, B. & H. 20799
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto grazioso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro giocoso
Three short mouvements. Parts and score. Sounds a bit like music for a Winnetou movie. Technically not so difficult but getting all parts together is not so easy. Covers quite a big range for the bassoon.


Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899 - 1977)

Quartett opus 60 (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
M. P. Belaieff, Bel. Nr. 221
Rating: easy
  1. In the Church
  2. Parents Hope for children
  3. In the kitchen
Parts and score. The first flute plays a lot in the upper half of the third octave, the other parts are not so difficult.


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.


Kammer-Konzert op. 33 (D-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, violin, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Andantino
  3. Vivace
  4. Allegro molto
The original was composed for flute, violin, two cornets, two French horns, two timpani and string quintett. This edition for a smaller group was done by the composer himself.


Trio (C-Dur)
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(flute, violin, cello)
Rating: easy
  1. Introduction
  2. Scherzo
  3. Ricercare
  4. Rondo
Partitur und Stimmen
This trio is also called "Children"s trio", because it was composed for the three children of pianist Margrit Webe in Switzerland. Those were the ones to play it first, too. The piece is technically very simple and the composer first did not agree upon printing. The Ricercare shows the names of the children (Thomas, Maria and Helen) and the name of the village, where the music was composed (Baech) in notes.


Woodwind Quintet op. 107
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 66904
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro marciale
  2. Langsam
  3. Feierlich - Mässig bewegt


Tschaikowsky, Peter I. (1840 - 1893)

Zwei Tänze aus der Nussknacker-Suite op. 71a (Bearbeitung)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 28470
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Tanz der Rohrpfeifen (D-Dur)
  2. Tanz der Zuckerfee (d-moll)
Parts and score.


Chanson Triste (d-moll) (Bearbeitung)
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(4 flutes)
Rubank Inc., HL04479505
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro non troppo
Only Parts, no score.


Largo und Allegro (D-Dur)
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(flute, string orchestra)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
The edition consists of the score and the single parts for violin I, violin II, viola, cello and double bass.
This is the first edition of an early composition, accessible only since 1967. In the original there was a second flute playing parts of the melody one octave beneath the first flute.


Der Nussknacker op. 71a
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Kleine Ouvertüre (Allegro giusto)
  2. Charakteristische Tänze - Marsch (Tempo di marcia viva)
  3. Tanz der Zuckerfee (Andante non troppo)
  4. Trepak (Russischer Tanz) (Tempo di trepak, molto vivace)
  5. Arabische Tanz (Allegretto)
  6. Chinesischer Tanz (Allegro moderato)
  7. Tanz der Rohrflöten (Moderato assai)
  8. Blumenwalzer (Tempo di Valse)
Parts and score, for the clarinet some movements are given for clarinet in A and in B to choose.
Well edited. The dominant wind section in the orchestra version is helpful for this. You have either to play very high (like in orchestra) or very deep. A bit surprising. The best piece for sight-reading is Blumenwalzer, sounds the best at first.


Im Herbst op. 37, 10 (d-moll)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante doloroso e molto cantabile
Only parts, each part only one page. The flute goes up to b3.


Melancolie op. 40, Br, 2 (g-moll)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: easy
  1. Andantino
Only parts, one page each.


Chant sans paroles op. 2, No. 3 (A-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegretto grazioso e cantabile
Only parts, one page each.


Three Songs
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Western International Music, WJM 615
Rating: easy
  1. Summer Evening
  2. Night
  3. 'Tis Painful, 'Tis Sweet
Awful edition. The piano part is painfully monotonous, the woodwinds play one part sometimes in unison and sometimes split (one playing, one not). No need to try this one.


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 03.01.2015