On a beautiful spring day, when 'summer is a cumin in', I find that also coming in, in the form of free pdfs, are the romantic flute works of Kaspar Kummer.
Yes, I was just hunting up trios and duets for free online, and I found a fantastic amount of Kummer which is thrilling, because trios that are melodious, interesting, and at the intermediate level were especially what I was hunting.
Have a look at this list of links below, and please help yourselves to downloadable pdfs for printing.
Kummer is lovely, operatic, romantic, tuneful and his etudes and trios and duos contain many great articulation and leaping techniques and are fun in their fully flutily-fingered passages.
Greatly interesting to play; so do help yourself.
Kummer, Kaspar (also spelled: Caspar, Gaspard, and Jaspar) 1795 - 1870
Studied flute, numerous other instruments, as well as composition. In 1835 Kummer played in the Coburger Kapelle Orchestra. Kummer's compositions are delicately scored and imaginative, particularly the Trios for three flutes and his chamber works for flute with strings and/or pianoforte.
[from www.fluteark.com flute composer's biographies]
Free sheetmusic in pdf by Kummer:
Trios by Kummer:
Trio Opus 58
Trio Opus 53
Trio Opus 30
Trio Opus 72
Trio Opus 59
Trio Opus 77
Inter. - Advanced:
Trio Opus 65
Trio Opus 24
(Note: there is also a very fun Trio in D Major op. 58 that is available in print from sheetmusic shops such as www.fluteworld.com or www.justflutes.com )
Kummer - Flute Duets:
Duets Opus 74
Intermediate to Advanced (stunningly beautiful!):
3 Duets Opus 69
See more free duets, solos, etudes, trios by Kummer at:
Kummer Flute Etudes:
Intermediate Etudes (Gorgeous!) "Amusantes et Instructives" Opus 129
Intermediate to Advanced Etudes: 24 Etudes melodiques Opus 110
Other great flute trios:
Boismortier Trios opus 7
Intemediate to Advanced:
Kuhlau 3 Flute Trios opus 86
See more Kuhlau duets and trios.
Devienne Trios: (not free but lovely.)
Listen to Devienne Trios here on a trio CD at Amazon (samples).
Purchasable sheetmusic of Devienne Trios in two volumes - published by International
Edited by Jean Pierre Rampal, who put staccatissimos on every page (!)
See volumes at Fluteworld:
Six Trios for three flutes, vol. 1
Six Trios for three flutes, vol 2
More Free Duets and Etudes
Free duets for flutes online:
Novice to intermediate
Free etudes for flute online:
Novice to intermediate.
More free sheetmusic for flute:
One Flute Band:
And if you're missing duet or trio partners to play with, do use your recording device!!!
Record Flute 2 part into your recording device, with an audible metronome to keep you steady.
Give yourself two bars of count-in. If you make a mistake, just call out a bar number and count yourself in again. Don't worry; doesn't have to be perfect.
Play this recording back and play the Flute 1 part LIVE overtop.
If using multi-tracking with earphones and metronome function see: Jen's instructions for using a Zoom H4N. Quartet or Triple tracking on a Zoom H4N info. is here.
Way too fun playing duets and trios at home! Just love it!