Larry Krantz Flute Pages: FLUTE Composers List
FLUTE Composers List
Compiled by Pierre Csillag

The following is a listing of pieces that have been written for the flute by and/or submitted for inclusion in this list by FLUTE list members. Ordering and contact information has been provided where possible. Composers are listed alphabetically

Csillag, Pierre Jose Luis Elizondo Emilio Galante Jennifer Grady Jennifer Higdon
Katherine Hoover Thomas Jerde Jessica Daniels Kozlowski Herbert Lindholm Richard White

Csillag, Pierre
email: csillag@Len7.enseeiht.fr

Sonatina for flute and piano (1994)
One movement
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Falls House Press
Ordering: from the publisher
A disguised sonata-form is hidden behind the rhapsodic exterior

Zodiac
two flutes
(Têtus, Le Yack, Jumelage, La Marche des Ecrevisses, Lionceaux, Koré, Bilan, Aiguillon et Pinces, Arcs et Flèches, Cabrioles, Pour laver les taches, Poissons bleus)
Performance time: 18 min.
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Falls House Press
Ordering: from the publisher
Twelve short duets based on astrological signs. The movements are full of contrast, presenting various levels of difficulty.

Esquisses Traversières (1989) four C-flutes
(Invitation, Alliages, Sans Réponse, Oisillons, Ombres, L'Allumeur de Révérbères)
Difficulty level: professional
Publisher: Falls House Press
Ordering: from the publisher
A suite of short character pieces

Quatre Danses Elégiaques (1988)
flute and piano
Difficulty level: professional
Ordering: from the composer

Gravillons (Gravels) (1989)
solo flute
(Chaînes, Prométhéa, L'aiglon à deux têtes, L'étincelle)
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest
Ordering: Flute World

Points Cardinaux (1996)
flute and piano
(Levant, Midi, Couchant, Septentrion)
Performance time: 5 min. 30 sec.
Difficulty level: advanced
Ordering: from the composer

Les Quatre Eléments (1987)
flute, horn, cello, piano and percussion
four pieces and an Epilog
Difficulty level: professional
Ordering: from the composer

Conversations (1997)
two flutes and piano
three pieces
Difficulty level: professional
Ordering: from the composer

Trois Guirlandes (Three Garlands) (1993)
solo flute
(Guirlande en volutes, Guirlande de la septèime majeure et vaccinée, Guirlande d'anniversaire)
Difficulty level: advanced
Ordering: from the composer

De Quoi Rêvent les Escargots
(Dream of Snails) flute and piano
Performance time: 1 min. 20 sec.
Difficulty level: beginner
Ordering: from the composer

Offrande for flute and piano (1988)
(Invocation, Epitaphe, Choral)
Difficulty level: medium
Ordering: from the composer

Le Carré d'Ut (Four of 'C's) (1988)
solo flute
(Prélude: l'ut de carreau, Scherzo: l'ut de trèfle, Choral: l'ut de coeur, Finale: l'ut de pique)
Difficulty level: professional (very hard)
Ordering: from the composer
Lots of multiphonics in the Choral.

Valse Muse (1991)
three C-flutes
Performance time: 1 min. 30 sec.
Difficulty level: beginner
Ordering: from the composer
It's good fun music for the students

Crise en Thème avec variations (1991)
six C-flutes
Difficulty level: easy
Ordering: from the composer

Le Trio du Nez Rond
three C-flutes
Difficulty level: beginner
Ordering: from the composer

Aude à la Danse (1994)
ballet for flute and piano
(one dancer playing flute, other dancers, and piano)
Difficulty level: easier medium (the piano part is harder)

Elizondo, Jose Luis
email: elizondo@alum.mit.edu
Ordering: from the composer

Excursión a la Montaña
(Excursion to the Mountain) flute solo
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: medium high
Elements of Mexican and Spanish folk music are used in this uplifting lyrical piece to evoke the interaction of a group of children with nature in their first excursion to a mountain. Playfully scrurrying up and down, they eventually reach the top, where a bird's song beckons them to admire the landscape and the distant sunset.

Princesa de Hadas
(Fairy-Tale Princess) flute and piano/harp
Performance time: 5 min.
Difficulty level: easy, mostly sight-readable
"Princesa de Hadas" is a rondo for two instruments which exchange lyrical melodies in a peaceful dance that celebrates love and friendship.

Escenas de Infancia
(Scenes from childhood) flute and clarinet
I. Arlequín y gitanita (Arlequin and the little gipsy girl)
II. Papalote (The kite)
III. Charla (Chat)
IV. Meditación (Meditation)
Performance time: 7 min.
Difficulty level: medium
"Escenas de Infancia" is a set of short playful character pieces. Spanish and Mexican folk elements are used to portray childhood scenes.

Dance
flute and clarinet
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: medium
This composition is a joyful dance in the style of Bach.

Invention
flute and clarinet
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: medium
This composition is an invention in the style of Bach.

Galante, Emilio
email: emifluto@planet.it

A Nord di Nord-Ovest for flute and piano
Performance time: 7 min.
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Falls House Press Ordering: from the publisher
There is a cool mood in this piece, something that has to do with a northern land.

I Monti Pallidi for flute choir
Performance time: 9 min.
(2 piccolos, 2 flutes in C, 2 alto flutes in G, 2 bass flutes)
Difficulty level: medium
Publisher: Falls House Press Ordering: from the publisher
A piece commisioned by the japanese flute ensemble "Piacere".

Khayal for flute alone
Performance time: 4 min.
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Sonzogno
Ordering: from the publisher

Variazioni d'acqua II for flute alone
Performance time: 4 min.
Difficulty level: advanced
Ordering: from the composer
Written during a travel to Lampedusa, a little island in the south of Mediterraneo beetwen Italy and Tunisia.

Foggy Frames for flute, bass flute (one performer) and guitar
Performance time: 8 min.
Difficulty level: medium
Ordering: from the composer

Grady, Jennifer
email: jmgrady@wavecable.com

Sean's Dance
two flutes and piano
Performance time: ~8 min.
Difficulty level: 2 1/2
This piece travels through different time signatures and emotions, symbolizing the the emotional transitions that we made from his birth on. It's a piece that tells a story about and celebrates the life of my 12 year old son who has Down Syndrome.

Sweet Molly's Lament
flute and harp/piano
Performance time: ~5 min.
Difficulty level: 2 1/2
A melodic, sad, plaintive piece in three sections with some Irish flavor. The middle piece is light, playful, and a bit mischievous. The third section returns to the beginning melody.

Soaring
two flutes and piano
Performance time: 3 min. 40 sec.
Difficulty level: 2 1/2
This is a beautiful, floating piece with lots of moving lines. It works with one or two flutes. I wrote this after spending some time at the ocean by myself and watching the sea gulls foating through the air without ever moving their wings.

"Pastorale" by Domenico Scarlatti
(arr. Jennifer Grady)
4 flutes opt. alto flute part
Performance time: ~3 min. 30 sec.
Difficulty level: 3
This was taken from a piano piece I played as a child. It is from Piano Sonata 1.

Higdon, Jennifer
email: JEHigdon@aol.com
All can be ordered from Lawdon Press

The Jeffrey Mode (1984)
flute and piano
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $15

Autumn Reflection (1994)
flute and piano
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $20
(Commissioned by Carol Wincenc)

When Two Souls Meet (1982)
flute and piano
Performance time: 3 min.
Price: $7

Rapidufire (1992)
solo flute
Performance time: 6 min.
Price: $20
(Commissioned by Peter Brown)

Song (1995)
solo flute
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $15
(Commissioned by the National Flute Association)

Characters (1987)
2 flutes
Performance time: 10 min.
Price: $15

Running the Edge (1996)
2 flutes and piano
Performance time: 6 min.
Price: $25
(Commissioned by Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber)

Lullaby (1990)
2 flutes and piano or mezzo, flute, and piano or flute quartet
Performance time: 3 min.
Price: $15

Ghost Memories (1991)
piccolo and piano
Performance time: 8 min.
Price: $15
(Commissioned by Judith Bentley and Janet Kinmoth)

Notes On Love (1992)
soprano, flute, and piano
Performance time: 25 min.
Price: $25
(Commissioned by Sonus-[8 songs])

Steeley Pause (1988)
4 C flutes
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $35
(Commissioned by Abante)

Mountain Songs (1985)
flute choir
Performance time: 8-9 min.
Price: $30

Wedding Hymn (1988)
soprano, flute, and piano or 2 flutes and piano
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $15
(Commissioned by Amy Slikkerveer)

Solitudes (1987)
3 C flutes and alto flute
Performance time: 5 min.
Price: $15

Autumn Music (1995)
woodwind quintet
Performance time: 13 min.
Price: $35
(Commissioned by Pi Kappa Lambda)

Hoover, Katherine
email: khoover@papagenapress.com

Winter Spirits for flute solo
Performance time: 5"
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
An atmospheric solo invocation

Kokopeli for flute solo
Performance time: 4 1/2 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
A haunting solo based on a Hopi legend

Reflections for solo flute
Performance time: 6 '
Difficulty level: medium
Publisher: Papagena Press
A series of variations on an ancient Norwegian chant

Masks for flute & piano
Performance time: 15'
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Six short mvts. based on masks; varied & dramatic
commissioned by NFA

Medieval Suite for flute and piano
Performance time:18'
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Theodore Presser Co.
Contemporary portraits of Medieval characters and situations

Canyon Echos for flute and guitar
Performance time: 18'
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Based on an Apache tale about flutes and lovers;
comm. by Duologue

Summer Night for flute, horn, and piano or strings
Performance time: 8 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Theodore Presser Co.

Dances and Variations for flute and harp
Performance time: 21 '
Difficulty level: advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Entrata, Adagio, and Variations on a Colonial Am. song;
prem. at Kennedy Center; comm. by W. Dobbs & Marshall U.

Divertimento for flute, vn, va, & vc
Performance time: 12 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
A light, bright work with French and jazz influences

Lyric Trio for flute, cello, & pno
Performance time: 18 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
A substantial; work with energy, warmth;
comm. by Huntingdon Trio

Kyrie for 12 flutes
Performance time: 8 '
Difficulty level: medium
Publisher: Papagena Press
Free variations on chant;
comm. by Tucson Flute Club

Three for Eight for 8 flutes
Performance time: 8 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Comm. by NY and LI Flute Clubs; 3 summery pieces

Trio for Flutes (3 fl)
Performance time: 8 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Five short varied mvts., challenging and fun to play

Sound Bytes for 2 Flutes
Performance time: 11 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Six light pieces exploring colors and sounds, and poking some fun at contemporary cliches

Suite for Two Flutes
Performance time: 9 '
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Boelke-Bomart (Jerona Dist.)
Five varied duets

Caprice, for flute & guitar
Performance time: 3'
Difficulty level: medium to advanced
Publisher: Papagena Press
Short, melodic piece commissioned by Boland-Dowdall
Duo; inspired by collage "Red Event" by James M. Smith

Jerde, Thomas
email: tj@mrsfa.com
Ordering: from the composer(shipping is included in prices)

Quintet (1997)
(Introduction and Tango, Scherzo, Fugue) woodwind quintet
Performance time: 10 min.
Difficulty level: college/advanced
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $15 (score and parts)
Quintet on 1st place in the Minnesota Music Educators Association High School Composition Contest, and earned Jerde the Young Composer of the Year award. The 1st movement contrasts free motivic writing and a stylized tango. The Scherzo is short and outrageous, with rapid meter changes and virtuosic parts. The Fugue is in a classic contrapunctal style.

Quintet in D Harmonic Minor (1995)
one movement
woodwind quintet
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: moderate
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $13 (score and parts)
Quintet in D Harmonic Minor won an honorable mention in the Minnesota Music Educators Association High School Composition Contest. The fundamental harmonic minor/gypsy scale gives this early work an exotic flavor.

Narratives for Flute, Clarinet and Piano (1996)
(slow, fast)
woodwind quintet
Performance time: 7 min.
Difficulty level: advanced high school/college
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $14 (specify A or Bb clarinet--A preferable)
Narratives won an honorable mention in the Minnesota Music Educators Association High School Composition Contest. The slow movement is languid and impressionist. The fast movement is in a more contrapuntal neo-baroque style in the key of B minor. Parts are available for Bb and A clarinet (A is preferable).

Duo No. 1 (1995)
(allegro moderato, courante)
flute and Bb clarinet
Performance time: 4 min.
Difficulty level: moderate
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $7
Duo No. 1 consists of a contemplative quasi-organum first movement and a rippling rhythmic Courante with a subtle hiccuping rhythm.

Duo Fuoco (1995)
one movement
two flutes
Performance time: 2 min.
Difficulty level: high school/college
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $7
Duo Fuoco is one of the composer's early endeavors, a petulant, restless work beginning in G minor. Modulating through several keys and themes, them piece only slows to a rest at the end. Complicated rhythms and fast ascending modulating scales contribute to the feeling of nervous energy.

Sonata in G Minor (1995)
(allegro, moderato, gigue)
solo flute
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: college/advanced
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $6
Sonata in G Minor is a simple elegant solo (1995) that won 1st place in the Minnesota Music Educators Association High School Composition Contest and earned the composer the Young Composer with the Most Potential award. 1st mvt. low and percussive, 2nd m Fantasie (1997)
one movement
solo flute
Performance time: 3 min.
Difficulty level: college/advanced
Ordering: available from the composer
Price: $6
Fantasie is a free piece full of velocity and complexity, composed with an altered pentatonic scale and some whole tone elements. Virtuosic in its rapid finger work and rhythm as well as its dramatic interpretation.

Kozlowski, Jessica Daniels
email: jessicakozlowski@att.net

Assorted Images "Alone with Jessica,"
progressive solos for unaccompanied flute
Difficulty level: grades 1-3
Publisher: Southern Music, order #SU256, $4.00
Ordering: available from Flute World: and from Southern Music at +1-800-284-5443
Assorted Images is an eight page collection of progressive recital solos for flute alone, with at least one solo or suite for every playing ability.
Solos include: A Simple Carnival (1 to 1+); Vision Quest (1+ to 2); Arabian Fantasy (2 to 2+); and Birds of a Feather (3 with flutter tongue.)
Note: Two minor publishing errors in piece (one note needs flat, one misplaced ritard.). Composer asks you to write above e-mail address for corrections.

Acrobatics
piccolo (optional flute) and piano
Difficulty level: grades 1+ to 2+
Publisher: Alry Pubs, order #PP-15, $9.50
Ordering: available from Flute World and from AlryMusic

Acrobatics is a delightful progressive collection of three solos. The movements, Trapeze, High Wire, and Somersaults (and other Vaults,) are designed to provide both practice and recital material for piccolo and flute students of every age and ability. A charming program break from the classics.

Lindholm, Herbert
email: Herbert.Lindholm@iwn.fi
Publisher: Helin & Sons
c/o Woodwinds ky
Albertinkatu 17,
FIN-00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358-(0)9- 700 194 70
Fax +358-(0)9- 700 194 71
Degrees of difficulty:

    1, 2, 3 = easy;
    4, 5, 6 = moderately difficult;
    7, 8, 9 = difficult.

Basic Flute Technique op. 26
Flute Studies
Difficulty level: 3-7

Fifty Little Flute Studies op. 25
Difficulty level: 3-6

The Skillful Flautist op. 16
Flute Studies
Difficulty level: 4-7

Terpsikhore
suite for solo flute
Performance time: 7 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 7

Flute Trio op. 13
Performance time: 3 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 6

Flute-Chamber I
transcriptions for four flutes
Difficulty level: 3-5

Flute-Chamber II op. 22
three quartets for flutes
Difficulty level: 7

A Bird Story op. 12
flute choir (2 picc, 6 fl, afl)
Performance time: 2 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 6

Northern Lights op. 29
2 picc, 6 fl, cl, pno
Performance time: 5 min
Difficulty level: 6

Northern Lights op. 29
flute and piano
Performance time: 12 minv
Difficulty level: 7

Three Polar Night Impressions
suite for flute and piano
Performance time: 12 minv
Difficulty level: 7

Sonata for Flute and Piano op. 27
Performance time: 15 min
Difficulty level: 8

Kansansavelmia huilulle
Finnish Folk Tune - arr. for Flutes
solos, duets and fl & pno or guit.
Difficulty level: 3-5

Pajupilli
flute and piano + duets and trios
Difficulty level: 1-5

Concertpiece
flute and guitar
Performance time: 4 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 7

Byzantion A. D. 1453
flute and guitar
Performance time: 5 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 7

Thebe, the City of Pharaoh
alto flute and guitar
Performance time: 7 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 8

Pythia op. 8
suite for alto flute and guitar
Performance time: 15 min
Difficulty level: 8

Nine Moments in St Petersburg op. 20
flute, oboe and guitar
Performance time: 26 min
Difficulty level: 8

Byssanlull op. 18
variations on a Swedish lullaby
flute, violin and guitar
Performance time: 4 min 30 sec
Difficulty level: 4

Quattro Canzoni op. 15
flute and organ
Performance time: 20 min
Difficulty level: 8

Canzoni per flauto e pianoforte
flute and piano
Performance time: 20 min
Difficulty level: 8
Composer's transcription of op. 15

Bacchanalia op. 28
flute cello and accordion (bayan)
Performance time: 6 min
Difficulty level: 7

Concertino op. 14
flute and orchestra
2 hn, 2 trp, vibr, timp, perc, strg.
score & parts complete
Performance time: 12 min
Difficulty level: 8
Available also composer's transcr. for Fl & Pno

A Day op. 19
sonata for recorder and harpsichord
Performance time: 13 min
Difficulty level: 8

White, Richard
email: whitco@flash.net

Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op 97 (1992)
Three movements
Performance time: 15 min. (approx)
Publisher: Whitco Press, Inc.
Professional level players required.
While the Sonata, written in a tonal language, offers both musical and technical challenges to the performers, it is sure to be an audience pleaser. Readily identifiable tunes and harmonies and lively rhythms abound.


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