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All works marked * include a substitute C flute part for the alto flute and a cello/bassoon/bass part as a substitute for bass flute


New Publications

The Earle of Oxford's March (William Byrd, arr. Kelly Via) Popularized through its inclusion in Gordon Jacob's William Byrd Suite for band, this delightful composition is now accessible to flute choirs. Scored for 6 C flutes with two doubling on piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and optional contrabass flute.
(Grade 2+) - FCB006 - Price $23 US

Sleigh Ride (Winter Night) (Frederick Delius, arr. Nancy Nourse) An early pictorial work in the style of Evard Grieg. Scored for piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto and bass flutes and sleigh bells with optional contrabassand/or contra alto flute. (Grade 4) FCD002 Price $29 US

Four National Anthems (arr. Nancy Nourse) O Canada!, The Star Spangled Banner (USA), United Kingdom's God Save the Queen (or USA's My Country 'Tis of Thee) and the rousing La Marseillaise of France are each set individually in exciting showcases of flutistry.  Perfect for that most formal ceremony or leading the local ball team to victory!  Scored for piccolo (two in La Marseillaise), 4 to 6 C flutes, alto flute, bass flute and optional contrabass flute. (Grade 3+) - FCN006 - Price $23 US

America The Beautiful (Samuel A. Ward, arr. Kelly Via) What an appropriate way of adding thoughtful and musical reflections about the expansive beauty and grandeur of the USA is Kelly's lovely two verse setting of this well-loved tune! Scored for piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto and bass flute with optional contrabass flute. (Grade 2) - FCV006 - Price $16 US


Birdflight (Nancy Telfer) At last, this original work, which won First Place in the Composition Competition in 1985 of the Festival of Music from Around the World, is available in published form! This delightfully pictorial Canadian composition makes striking use of bird cries and antiphony and is most accessible and anjoyable to bobth performers and audience alike. For flute choir of 2 piccolos, 4-6 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute. (Grade 3+) - FCT001 $22 US

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 * (J. S. Bach, arr. Nancy Nourse) Selected as a Finalist in the National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Competition. A complete transcription of this dazzling work for orchestra composed for Christian Ludwig Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721. Although this work most likely was never performed in Bach's lifetime, your flute ensemble can now meet the challenge!

By Kells Waters (Kelly ViaIn this florid setting of a quiet and haunting Celtic folk tune in the Dorian mode, this melody is first featured in the bass flute, followed with many lyrical lines shared throughout the ensemble.  An excellent piece for a meditative moment on your programme as well as for developing ensemble blend, tone and balance.  For 2 piccolos, 4 C flutes, alto and bass flute.  (Grade 1-2) - FCV005 $14 US

The Candy Cane Suite  (Nancy Nourse) Commissioned by Nancy Spidel and the Colorado Flute Orchestra, this suite chronicles the historical development of the candy cane from Cologne Cathedral in the seventeenth century.

            - Peppermints, Shepherds' Crooks and Red Spirals  With a pastoral bass flute melody in 5/8 time, this
                programmatic movement will sweeten up any Christmas time programme.  A challenging yet tuneful work
                with interest in all parts.  Winner - National Flute Association 2000 Newly-Published Music Award.
                Needs a large flute choir of 4 piccolos, 6 C flutes, alto and bass flute.  (Grade 5) - FCN004 $24 US

Canzona "La Padovana" * (Lodovico Grossi da Viadana arr. Nancy Nourse) Enter the exciting realm of sixteenth century Italy with this eight part antiphonal delight. Voiced for two matched flute ensembles of piccolo, 2 C flutes and alto (with optional bass flute) each. Approximately 4 and a half minutes. (Grade 2) - FCV003 $19 US

Capriol Suite * (Peter Warlock, arr. Nancy NourseAn exact transcription of this six-movement modern work based on 16th-century French dance melodies.  Basic scoring for flute ensemble of piccolo, 6 C flutes, alto flute, optional bass flute (Larger flute orchestras may use optional piccolo doublings and a second alto flute.)  (Grade 3+) - FCW002 $30 US

Concerto in C for Piccolo (Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Nancy Nourse) Invite a guest artist or feature a talented ensemble member in this familiar and well-loved concerto. Scored for soloist (Grade 5) and a flute ensemble (Grade 2+) of 5 C flutes, alto and bass flute. (If the cued notes are played, the ensemble parts can be covered by 6 C flutes alone.) - FCV002 $28 US

Concerto in E Minor * (Vivaldi, arr. Nancy Nourse) Selected as a Finalist in the National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Competition.  For flute choirs of 4 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.  (Grade 3) - FCW001 $25 US

Concerto Grosso per il Santissimo Natale * ( Francesco Manfredini arr. Nancy Nourse) This lovely, three movement Christmas concerto delivers about 11 minutes of pastoral serenity. A beautiful programming alternative for that winter concert. Finalist in the National Flute Association 1999 Newly-Published Music Competition.  For 2 C flutes and an alto as soloists with 3 C and alto and/or bass flute for the tutti.  (Grade 2+) - FCM002 $28 US

The Crystal Forest (Nancy Telfer)  A favourite of the members of the Toronto Flute Ensemble, for whom it was composed, this four movement piece is sheer magic. Modern, but thoroughly enjoyable for players and audiences alike. Duration: ~10 min. Honorable Mention at the Finals in the National Flute Association 1999 Newly-Published Music Competition.Written for flute orchestras of 2 piccolos, 4 to 6 C flutes, alto and bass flute.  (Grade 3+) - FCT003 $30 US

Fantasia on a Newfoundland Folk Tune (Nancy Nourse) Honorable Mention in the National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Competition. This beautiful, modal melody of She's Like the Swallow is hauntingly ethereal.  For flute ensembles of piccolo, 5 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute. (Grade 2+) - FCN001 $14 US

Flight of the Bumble Bee (Rimsky Korsakov, arr. Nancy Nourse) Your ensemble will enjoy playing this classic virtuoso encore piece!  For flute orchestra of piccolo, 3 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.  (Grade 3+) - FCR001 $20 US

Golliwog's Cakewalk * (Debussy, arr. Nancy Nourse) Winner - National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Award. Romp through this complete transcription of Debussy's ragtime classic.  For flute choir of piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.  (Grade 3+) - FCD001 $18 US

I'll Love My Love (Phyllis Louke)  For flute ensemble of piccolo, 3 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.  (Grade 2) - FCL001 $14 US

Journey Home * (Melvin Lauf) Another well-written and popular original from this American composer. A single, comforting theme carries the listener through many scenic accompaniments to a peaceful arrival.  This "feel good" music is for piccolo, 3 C's, 2 alto and bass flutes. Honorable Mention at the Finals in the National Flute Association Newly-Published Music Competitions in 1999 and 2000. Substitute parts for C flute are provided for the 3 lowest parts. 4 minutes approx. (Grade 3+) - FCL003 $22 US

The Nancy Rag * (Don MacMillan, arr. Nancy Nourse) Selected as a Finalist in the National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Competition.  For flute choir of piccolo, 3 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute and/or string bass.  (Grade 2+) - FCM001 $20 US

Ouverture Miniature * (Tchaikowsky, arr. Nancy Nourse) Winner - National Flute Association 1998 Newly-Published Music Award. From the Nutcracker Ballet Suite, this work is an exacting transcription of the original.  For flute orchestras of piccolo, 5 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.
(Grade 3+) - FCT002 $24 US

Rakoczy March * (Hector Berlioz, arr. Nancy Nourse) This rousing and popular Hungarian National March from The Damnation of Faust is an exact transcription of the original and is chalenging for the players. Scored for piccolo, 6 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute. (Grade 4) - FCB003 $28 US

Revecy Venir du Printans * (Claude Le Jeune, arr. Nancy Nourse) A delightful harbinger of spring, this popular and lively French renaissance madrigal will be easy to put together and be a wonderful rhythmic romp for any springtime programme.  Scored for 3 C flutes, alto (or another C flute) and bass flute.
(Grade 2) - FCL004 $16 US

Rorate Coeli Desuper * (Jakob Handl, arr. Nancy Nourse) Honorable Mention in the National Flute Association 1996 Newly-Published Music Competition.  For flute choirs of 5 C flutes and alto flute.  (Grade 2) - FCH001 $13 US

Rumanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok, arr. Nancy Nourse) In Bela Bartok, we have not only one of the great composers of the twentieth century but also a prolific collector of folk songs.  This classic set of six short dances is now available for the flute choir.  Scored for piccolo, 3 C flutes with divisis, alto and with optional bass flute. (Grade 2+) - FCB005 $22 US

Salsita * (Victor Rojas) From the Director of the fabulous National Flute Orchestra af Venezuela, comes this energetic and vibrant salsa. Rhythmically challenging with some exciting special effects.  Just over 4 minutes.  For 4 C flutes, alto and bass flutes.  (Grade 4) - FCR002 $21 US

Suite for Flute Choir (F.R.C. Clarke) Written by a well-known Canadian composer and musician, these three movements in an accessible neo-romantic style, (Bagatelle, Elegy and Scherzino), combine to create ~9 min. of exciting and original music.
Scored for flute ensembles of piccolo, 4 C flutes with divisis, alto and optional bass flute.  (Grade 3+) - FCC001 $23 US

Suite for Flute Choir (Arthur Frackenpohl) This delightful work was written in 1973 by the well-known American composer Arthur Frackenpohl. The five movements, Intrada, Ballad, Waltz, Elegy, and Finale, are light and tonal with a few meter changes in the outside movements.
For flute ensembles of 2 piccolos, 4 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute.  (Grade 4) - FCF001 $30 US

The Swiss Boy * (B.E. Bent, arr. Nancy Nourse) Revisit the world of the band concert-in-the-park at the end of the nineteenth century with this charming feature for solo piccolo duet with flute choir. This light-hearted and flashy air varie on a simple yodelling tune will provide a fun and impressive highlight to your programming.  Honorable Mention at the Finals in the National Flute Association 2000 Newly-Published Music Competition.
Scored for 2 solo piccolos, 4 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute. (piccolos: Grade 4, flute choir: Grade 2) - FCB004 $26 US

Three Korean Folk Songs (Kelly Via) In a simple, yet charming style, Via has set the well-known tune, Airirang along with Golden Grass and Bluebird to form an easy little suite of three contrasting movements.  Basic scoring is for 2 piccolos, 4 C flutes, alto and bass flute, with an optional harp/(piano) for the last movement..  (Grade 1-2) - FCV004 $25 US

Water Musick * (Handel arr. Nancy Nourse)  For flute choirs of 2 piccolos, 5 C flutes, 1 or 2 alto flutes and bass flute

Welcome!! (Melvin Lauf A delightful concert opener, this ~2 min. work premiered at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in 1997 to great success. Energetic and fun!  Honorable Mention at the Finals in the National Flute Association 1999 Newly-Published Music Competition
Scored for flute choirs of 3 C flutes, alto and bass flute.  (Grade 3+) - FCL002 $18 US
 
 

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