Today I had a request from flute students looking for free pdf flute duets online, and one student particularly wanting any duets by Purcell.
So after hunting around myself on the internet today, and finding very little Purcell for two flutes, I thought I'd ask here; Does anyone knew any published editions of Purcell for duet?
Perhaps there's a great Recorder series of books of Purcell?
Meanwhile, I did find quite a few interesting duets for novice-intermediate level so I thought I'd share the links (below).
Great fun to play them into a recording device with a metronome, and then play back the first part to create a one-flute-band!
Note to old music scholars: the Boismortier duets below are very unusually key-signatured; thanks to a commenter on this blog, I now know it's called "french violin clef" and is read as bass clef! I've never seen a keysig like that before! Of course, with a little thinking, you can begin to de-encrypt it! It sounds two octave higher (naturally) and was used for flute and violin music in the 1700s.
Free flute duets to print (pdf)
All free flute duets at Petrucci online Music Library
Purcell Duet for two flutes
Purcell - Two flutes plus bass instrument
Purcell two flutes and harpsichord
RECORDER 4 part SATB arrangements of Purcell.
Telemann flute duet
Blavet Flute duets
Loeillet book II of duets
Boismortier Flute duets using bass-clef like "french violin clef".
Mozart flute duets: Scroll down to Duo in a major for 2 flutes and see three duos:
Devienne Duet 1
Devienne Duet 2
Leclair Duet (violins)
Jensen flute duets: Romantic era
CPE Bach Easy Dance Suite Duet: Two flutes and Keyboard