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Low Flutes Committee

2011 Selected Alto Flute Repertoire

A Graded Guide

Compiled by the National Flute Association

Low Flutes Committee

Dr. Christine Potter, chair

Marion Garver Fredrickson
Andrea Graves
Paige Dashner Long
Marty Melicharek
Peter Sheridan

 

Selected Alto Flute Repertoire

There are currently no recommended Level A pieces

Level B

Range D1 to D3. Key signatures of up to 2#'s and 3b's. Simple rhythms, short scale patterns, limited leaps.

  • Kozlowski, Jessica
    Assorted Images "Alone with Jessica" Haunted House, Fun House
    Southern
    fl
    [B C]

  • Potter, arr.
    Alto and Bass Flute Solos; Book 1
    Falls House Press
    alfl(bfl), pf, CD
    [B C D E]

  • Vester, arr.
    125 Easy Classical Studies
    Universal
    fl(alfl)
    [b c D E F]

Level C

Range C1 to F3. Key signatures up to 3#'s and 3b's. Dotted 8th-16th pattern, some leaps, triplet 8ths.

  • Datschkovsky, Yasha
    Lullaby for Alexandra
    Southern
    alfl, pf

  • Part, Arvo
    Spiegel im Spiegel
    Universal
    alfl, pf

Level D

Range C1 to G3. Key signatures up to 4#'s and 4b's. Triplet quarters, octave leaps, simple trills.

  • Dallinger, Fridolin
    Day-Times: Three Pieces for Solo Flute
    Doblinger Collection
    fl(alfl)

  • Davidson, Lachlan
    Mediterranean Blue
    www.reedmusic.com
    alfl, pf

  • Gounod, Charles
    Le Soir
    www.zamzammusic.com
    alfl, pf

  • Palmer, Jim
    Raga Kalyan: alaap
    Harpistic Publications
    alfl, CD

  • Schocker, Gary
    Atlantis
    Falls House
    alfl, pf

  • Tung/Wong
    Alone in the Rain
    www.flute.net
    alfl,pf

  • Wolzein/Noble, arr.
    Six Folk Songs
    Southern
    alfl, guitar

Level E

Beginning to control pp and ff playing. Use of some 32nd notes. Moderately complex rhythmic passages. Trills, mordents.

  • Archer, Violet
    Signatures
    Canadian Music Centre
    fl/alfl

  • Burnette, Sonny
    Stone Suite - Cliff Palace Ghost Dance
    Pine Castle
    alfl, flute choir (also alfl, pf arrangement)

  • Forman, Edmund
    The Brooklet
    www.zamzammusic.com
    alfl, pf

  • Levine, Bruce
    Song Without Words
    Franklin Edition
    alfl, pf

  • Pinkham, Daniel
    Elegy
    Ione Press - Boston
    alfl

  • Vadala, Kathleen
    Sea Change
    Southern
    alfl, pf

Level F

Extended chromatic passages, complex rhythms, compound and mixed meters, control of dynamics in all registers, double and triple tonguing. Some atonal music.

  • Genzmer, Harald
    Pan
    Peters
    fl(alfl)

  • Giovaninni, Caesar
    Morocco
    RBC Publications
    fl(alfl), pf

  • Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund
    Nachfaltergedanken
    Zimmermann
    fl/alfl

  • Jacob, Gordon
    Pied Piper - The Spell
    Oxford
    picc/fl(alfl)

  • Louke, Phyllis
    As the Clouds Parted
    www.phyllislouke.com
    alfl, pf

  • Malicoate, Todd
    Four Pieces for Flute Choir - Soliloquy
    Southern
    solo alfl, flute choir

  • Molnar-Sujahda, Alexandra
    Voices from the Deep
    www.flute.net
    3alfl, 2bfl, cbfl, other optional low flutes

  • Taverner, John
    Song for Ileana
    Chester
    alfl

  • Telemann, Georg
    Sonata for Two Flutes, op. 2
    Falls House Press
    fl, alfl

  • Telemann, Georg
    Six Canonic Sonatas
    various publishers
    2fl(alfl)

Level G

Complex rhythmic patterns including 32nds, control of tone and vibrato, familiarity with extended techniques, groups of notes up to 7, meter changes.

  • Bach, J.S.
    Four Bach Fugues - Fugue in A Major
    Falls House Press
    2alfl (or alfl, bfl or fl, alfl)

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
    Largo
    Progress Press
    alfl, pf

  • Holcombe, Bill
    Blue Flute Funk
    Musicians
    alfl, pf

  • Lazarof, Henri
    Solo for Alto Flute
    Merion
    alfl

  • McMichael, Catherine
    Baikal Journey - Ancient Friend
    www.catherinemcmichael.com
    alfl, pf

  • Mower, Mike
    Sonnets
    Boosey & Hawkes
    alfl, pf

  • Schubert, Franz arr. Boehm
    Three Lieder aus dem Schwanengesang
    Zimmermann
    alfl, pf
    [GGD]

  • Welcher, Dan
    Spirit Realms - Prayer Tunnel
    Elkan-Vogel
    alfl, percussion

  • Zipoli, Domenico
    Aria
    www.rarescale.org.uk
    alfl, pf

Level H

Ability to sustain long phrases, unmetered sections possible, ability to incorporate elements of style, control of all varieties of articulations, control of extreme dynamics, comfort playing atonal music.

  • Bach, J.S.
    Violin Sonata No. 3 Allegro Assai
    www.rarescale.org.uk
    alfl

  • Blank, Allen
    Monologue
    Falls House Press
    alfl

  • Dahl, Ingolf
    Variations of a Swedish Folktune
    Presser
    fl, alfl

  • Debussy, Claude
    Syrinx
    Jobert
    fl(alfl)

  • Dunleavy, Houston
    Music for Foul Play #4
    Nat'l Library of Australia #4817372
    alfl, bfl, cbfl, scbfl

  • Edwards, Ross
    Ulpirra
    www.reedmusic.com
    fl

  • Erb, Donald
    Music for Mother Bear
    Merion
    fl(alfl)

  • Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund
    Walpurgis
    Zimmerman
    alfl

  • Gunn, David
    Lunar Mural
    www.davidgunn.org
    alfl, CD

  • Kuhlau, Friedrick
    Three Concert Duos op. 10
    Falls House
    fl, alfl

  • Kvandal, Johan
    Da Lontano op. 32
    Norsk Musikforlag (Chester)
    alfl, pf

  • Liebermann, Lowell
    Eight Pieces
    Presser
    picc/fl/alfl/bfl
    [H I J]

  • Mols, Robert
    Three Pieces for Solo Flute and Alto Flute
    JP Publications
    fl/alfl

  • Schoenfeld, Paul
    Ani Ma'amin
    Migdal Publications www.paulschoenfield.org/id2.html
    alfl,pf

Level I

Comfort with double sharps and flats and all key signatures. Extended chromatic passages, mature tone with control of intonation, dynamics and vibrato, comfort with extended techniques.

  • Albert, Adrienne
    Three for Two
    www.adriennealbert.com
    alfl/bfl, cbfl

  • Aquino, Francisca
    A Taste of Brazil
    Assunto Grave
    alfl, pf

  • Clarke, Ian
    Within
    www.ianclarke.net
    picc/fl/alfl, CD

  • Crumb, George
    Eleven Echoes of Autumn
    Peters
    alfl, clarinet, viola, pf

  • Csanyi-Wills, Michael
    The Trystyng
    www.rarescale.org.uk
    alfl

  • Galloway, James
    Alabado
    NFA Library
    soprano, alfl, pf

  • Harwood, Alexandra
    Sonatina
    Progress Press
    alfl, pf

  • Hoover, Katherine
    Two for Two
    Papagena
    alfl/bfl, pf

  • Kessner, Daniel
    Tous Les Matins
    Theodore Front
    alfl

  • Persichetti, Vincent
    Parable, Op. 100
    Elkan-Vogel
    fl(alfl)

  • Piazzolla, Astor
    Tango Etudes No. 1, 3, 6
    Lemoine
    fl(alfl)

  • Reiner, Thomas
    Five Propositions
    Australian Music Centre
    alfl
    [H I]

  • Schocker, Gary
    Sonata for a Lost Planet
    Presser
    alfl, pf

Level J

Range C1 to C4. Comfort with mixed meters, extreme range and dynamics, complicated accent and articulation patterns, groups of 12 and 13 notes in one beat.

  • Britten, Benjamin
    Six Metamorphosis After Ovid
    Boosey & Hawkes
    oboe(alfl)

  • Dodgson, Stephen
    O Swallow!
    Emerson
    alfl, pf

  • Francaix, Jean
    Le Colloque des deux Perruches
    Schott
    fl, alfl

  • Harlos, Steven
    Sonata Rubata
    Southern
    picc/fl/alfl, pf

  • Holliger, Heinz
    Schlafgewolk
    Schott
    alfl

  • Kessner, Daniel
    Shades of Pastel
    Theodore Front
    alfl, guitar

  • Luppi-Betts, G.P.
    Vier Stucke fur Vier Floten
    Peters
    picc/fl/alfl/bfl

  • Mower, Mike
    A Night in Greenwich
    Itchy Fingers
    alfl(bfl)

  • Mower, Mike
    Obstinato and Scareso
    Itchy Fingers
    solo alto and bass, flute choir

  • Ott, David
    Alto Flute Concerto
    Lauren Keiser Music Publ.
    alfl part only
    piano reduction available david@davidottcomposer.com

  • Reede, arr.
    Orchestral Excerpts for Alto Flute
    Broekmans en Van Poppel
    alfl
    [J K]

  • Stockhausen, Karlheinz
    Susanis Echo
    Universal
    alfl

  • Takemitsu, Toru
    Toward the Sea
    Schott
    alfl, guitar

  • Tomasi, Henri
    Les Cyclades
    Leduc
    fl/alfl

  • Yun, Isang
    Salomo,
    Bote & Bock
    alfl

Level K

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound while playing low B, fingers faster than a speeding bullet.

  • Hersant, Philippe
    Cinq Miniatures
    Durand
    alfl

  • Lindquist, Ellen
    Nakoda
    www.ellenlindquist.com
    alfl (amplified)

  • Saariaho, Kaija
    Coleurs du Vent
    Chester
    alfl

  • Schwantner, Joseph
    Silver Halo
    Schott-Helicon
    picc, fl, alfl, bfl

  • Snyder, Randall
    Concerto for Alto Flute and Flute Ensemble
    JP Publications
    solo alfl, 6fl, 4fl/picc

  • Sollberger, Harvey
    Hara
    Peters
    alfl

  • Veldhuis, Jacob ter
    Lipstick
    Muziekgroep Nederland
    fl/alfl, CD

  • Yuasa, Joji
    Mai-Bataraki 2
    Schott Japan
    alfl

Reference Materials

Andersen, Mark and Irene Maddox
The Artist's Guide to Alto and Bass Flute
publ. ALRY
Levine, Carin and Christina Mitropoulos
Techniques of Flute Playing 2 - Piccolo, Alto and Bass Flute
publ. Barenreiter
Munster, Peter van
Repertoire Catalogue - Piccolo, Alto and Bass flute
publ. Riverberi Sonori
Potter, Christine
The Alto and Bass Flute Resource Book
publ. Falls House Press
Wye, Trevor and Patricia Norris
 
The Alto Flute Book
publ. Novello