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#1 Misterioso

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 21:27

I'm looking for some flute duets to play with a friend.  She's a returning flautist, so things are a bit wobbly just now, but I'm sure they will soon pick up.  We'd like some duets to just "play" for a wee while after her violin lessons, so I'm hazarding a guess that about Grades 3-4 will suit her.

 

Any ideas, please?


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:32

Off the top of my head: duets from the Music Medals silver, gold and platinum books (these have trios and quartets as well, but around half the pieces are duets); Voxman, Selected duets book 1; Heather Hammond, Cool Flute books 1 and 2; Liz Goodwin, Duet Time; and de Smet, Teacher and I play duets vols 2 & 3 (awful title, but good duets).

 

There are a variety of styles there, but I have used all of these books with pupils over the years. :)


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#3 allegretto

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:52

A couple of books of 'popular' classics I quite like - Classical Duets for Flute (Dezaire/van Beringen) and Classical Pop Duets (Chris Potter). There's also some good pieces in The Best Flute Duet Book Ever - this has a mix of styles (classical, folk, jazz and erm The Spice Girls) and is progressive so maybe useful as your friend finds her feet again :)
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:50

Thank you - these sound like really good suggestions.  :)

 

Time for an online browse....... :D


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:02

Two albums later....... :woot:


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 16:04

Not sure if this is your type of music but I have this book and it is lovely....

http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/0739066544
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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:16

'40 Graded Flute Duets' (Grades 1-5). In a variety of styles (classical, swing, ragtime, blues, modern, comedy etc). Good value at £10.99 too. There's sample pages to print/try and audio excerpts too. See; http://bit.ly/1d3Ndzd

Oh, and Free UK P&P too.

Happy fluting!
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:47

Rather than start a new thread, would anyone like to add suggestions for slightly more advanced repertoire, say at the G5-7 sort of level? Either compilations or individual scores.
Browsing brought up these possibilites; anyone play them?

"The Flower Duet for Two Flutes and Piano (Lakmé)" - Léo Delibes. Arranged by Jeanne Baxtresser. Seems doable?

Three Dances for Two Flutes (Gary Schocker) May be rather demanding?

Two butterflies Op 160 Emil Kronke G5. The extract looks not horrendous, anyone know it?

Duo Seraphim from the Monteverdi Vespers. This is gorgeous!
Arranged by Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber (Zawa flute duo)
in Just Flutes Description:Duo Seraphim was taken from Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. Arranged by the ZAWA! flute duo of Anderson and Felber, this wonderful addition to the repertoire is equally as haunting as it is beautiful.
Difficulty guide: 6-7
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 20:52

Great idea dorfmouse, sometimes when you order music online you don't get to see what the parts look like - especially with trios where the 3rd part plays crotchets and the 1st part has semi quavers and triplets!
I've got Sechs Duette fur zwei Floten by Mozart from Zimmermann which is really great to play.
Allegro and Minuet duo in G major by Beethoven from International Music Company,.
And a little bit easier 12 Duette by Ignaz Pleyel from Doblinger Munchen.
All around the Grade 6 level and very evenly scored.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 21:00

Oh, thanks Flautando! I've added them to my list to investigate!
I'm definitely going to order the Duo Seraphim; I hope my teacher will like it, but I'll force her to play it with me anyway!
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:54

Have you tried looking at flutetunes.com, you can search the music by difficulty or instrumentation, and it's all free (well mostly I've found a few I can't get in the UK).

It doesn't have loads of choice but enough to get you started.
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:18

Thanks flutie, I had completely forgotten about them!
Personal favourites/recommendations still welcome!
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Posted 02 January 2016 - 20:20

Voxman Book 2 is good - I'm working through these with my teacher, and I'd reckon I'm about Gr 5 level now.  My teacher also has a book of Telemann duets which are more advanced (but also good) - sorry, I don't know the precise title.


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 21:50

These by Mozart should be playable on flutes. They are designated Op70, but are arranged from PIano/Violin sonatas

 

http://imslp.org/wik...lfgang_Amadeus)


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:30

The list is growing daily!
Jen Cluff on her site also has a huge list.

There's masses out there, that's why I always find it helpful when people say what they have particularly enjoyed or found approachable. The only trouble with learning duets is if you haven't got a regular partner, you can spend a lot of time learning something that you may be then only able to play with your teacher, or for a one-off occasion.
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