Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flute Duets - free online sheet music

Dear Flutists,
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)

Cambini duet

Furstenau Duets

Galli-Bellini Duet

Jensen flute duets: Romantic era

CPE Bach Easy Dance Suite Duet: Two flutes and Keyboard
Comments (6)
Anonymous Janet said...

Hi Jenn,

Look at the Boismortier duets again - they are in what we like to call "French violin clef" and you read it like bass clef! A lot of earlier 18th c. French music was composed using it - Hotteterre, Barre, Boismortier, Couperin, and so forth.

By the way, I love your blog - I'm quite, but appreciative!


Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:40:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Originally I'd asked "What is this clef" used in the Boismortier, and now have updated the original post with Janet's helpful reply.

Thanks Janet.

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:46:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am looking to find a great song to play for my musician of the year competition. and i expect you know lots about finding a good song. could you help me out please i am looking for a well known song but not too easy, aroun grade 4-5 standard. hope you canhelp. thanks

Monday, October 31, 2011 9:37:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Dear Sophie,

What does your flute teacher suggest?

Have you also seen this list of great flute sheetmusic?

Best, Jen

Monday, October 31, 2011 9:55:00 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Some peaces by H. Purcell and others, arranged as (easy)duets for flute alto flute you can find here:
There are also a lot of pieces for flute and guitar, or two flutes and bassoon and other more.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:07:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks for that helpful link Endelweber!!
Best, Jen

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:18:00 AM


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