Flute quartets (original literature)

The name of the composer is linked to the associated biography. On the right side there are icons which link to a shop for sheet music, www.notenbuch.de , the cd symbol links to jpc, which enables to listen to many of the works. Of course, you might also buy a recording there. The little IPod is a link to Musicload for getting the mp3 for download.

Andersen, Joachim (1847 - 1909)

Figaro - Fantasie (G-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 30410
Rating: easy
  1. Allegretto - Andante - Andantino - Allegretto


Beckmann, Heike (*1959)

Uptime
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(4 flutes/alto flute)
  1. Up-tempo
  2. Slowly
  3. Fast Swing
Premiere on the flute convention in Manchester 1990.
Parts and score. Sounds a bit jazzy.


Benker, Heinz (1921 - 2000)

Insekten-Ballett
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(4 flutes/2 piccoli/alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Ameisen
  2. Käfer
  3. Schmetterlinge
  4. Mücken
  5. Libellen
  6. Heuschrecken
Parts and score. The instrumentation varies between two piccoli and two flutes, three flutes and an alto and four flutes.
It's like onomatopoeia, entertaining but not easy to play. We liked it. the first two flutes have to change to Piccolo in several movements (always both of them), the fourth changes to Alto in the other movements. Everybody will need frullato to play this!


Bentzon, Jorgen (1897 - 1951)

Kvartet Nr. 3 op. 385
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(4 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. con moto
  2. Andante tranquillo
  3. molto allegro
Only parts, many time changes, frullato


Berthomieu, Marc (1906 - 1991)

Chats..
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(3 flutes, alto flute)
Gerard Billaudot, M. R. 1194 B.
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Persan bleu
  2. Puma
  3. Siamois
  4. Lynx
  5. Chat Perché
A wonderful piece of music. I always remember a reading of Alice Schwarzer, a German feminist, which made me really like her.


Arcadie (g-moll)
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(4 flutes)
Peermusic, 2752
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Bergers - Die Schäfer
  2. La Syrinx Magique - Die Zauber-Flöte
  3. Dryades - Dryaden
Two flutes on one score, each score twice included, thus no need to copy for practising.


Bozza, Eugène (1905 - 1991)

Jour d été à la montagne
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(4 flutes)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 21317
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Pastorale
  2. Au bord du torrent
  3. Le Chant des forêts
  4. Ronde
Parts and pocket score


Briccialdi, Guilio (1818 - 1881)

Quartetto in La Maggiore (A-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(4 flutes)
Zanibon, G 6451 Z
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro con moto
Parts and score


Buss, Howard J. (*1950)

Festival (F-Dur)
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(3 flutes/2 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Festival
Parts and score. The first has to change to piccolo, the alto flute is a separate (fourth) part.


Call, Leonhard von (1768 - 1815)

Quartett (G-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(4 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuetto
  4. Adagio
  5. Rondo Allegro
two scores
Handwriting in the library of the Heiligenkreuz monastry.


Cardon, Joseph (1783 - 1850)

Quatuor (D-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 30430
Rating: easy
  1. Moderato
  2. Echo Adagio
  3. Rondeau allegretto moderato
Score and parts, which are clever constructed regarding page turning.


Dubois, Pierre Max (1930 - 1995)

Quatuor
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(4 flutes)
Alphonse Leduc, AL 23 154
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Fétes
  2. Passepied
  3. Complainte
  4. Tambourin
Parts and pocket score, very fine quality of paper.
Very beautiful, very French and most of the time cheerful. The slow movement is dreamy.


Edelson, Edward

Spirituals four flutes
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(4 flutes)
Rating: easy
Parts and a score showing to parts in one line.


Fumet, Raphael (1898 - 1979)

Cantate Biblique
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(4 flutes, cello (bassoon))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato - Lent
Score, parts and a recording of the work with well known flutists, among them the son of the composer.


Quatuor pour Flûtes (d-moll)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
Parts, score and a recording of the work.


Fürstenau, Anton Bernhard (1792 - 1852)

Quartett op. 88 (F-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 2687
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Adagio espressivo
  2. Allegro con fuoco
  3. Menuetto - Allegro
  4. Allegro maestoso
  5. Adagio (Nationalhymne Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser) mit 3 Variationen
Parts and score.
First editions in Berlin and London before 1840.


Gianella, Luigi (1778 - 1817)

Quartett op. 52 (G-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Nel cor piu non mi sento (Andante)
  3. Adagio non troppo
  4. Finale Allegro
No score


Girard, Anthony (*1959)

Printemps des Rivières (C-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: very difficult
  1. Molto moderato
Score and parts.


Göttsche-Niessner, Friedgund (*1954)

Just for fun - Sonne, Mond und Sterne (F-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(4 flutes/piccolo/alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 33510
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sonne...
  2. ... Mond
  3. ...und Sterne
Parts and score, first part changes to piccolo for second movement, the fourth flute changes to alto flute several times.


Hofmann, Wolfgang (1922 - 2003)

Cantus Avium
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(piccolo, 2 flutes, alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 2491
Rating: difficult
  1. Cantus Avium
Parts and score. Rhythmically complicated, many changes of time, frullato and tremoli in all parts.


Joubert, Claude-Henry

Suite baromètrique
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(4 flutes)
Edition Moeck, R 1780 M
Rating: very easy
  1. Variable
  2. Nuageux
  3. Beau fixe
Parts and score


Keusen-Nickel, Ursula (*1932)

Al Punto op. 11 (C-Dur)
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(piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute)
Rating: easy
  1. Al Punto
Parts and score.
Premiere 199 in Neuss (Germany).


Köhler, Ernesto (1849 - 1907)

Grosses Quartett op. 92 (D-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 2607
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante amoroso
  3. Scherzo - allegro con fuoco
  4. Rondo Finale - Allegretto
Only parts, no score.


Kreutzer, Léon (1817 - 1868)

Quatuor de Flûtes K 526 (D-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Amoroso
  2. Scherzo - Vivace
  3. Fantasia - Andante con moto sostenuto - Moderato - Tempo di marcia - Andante con moto sostenuto
  4. Finale - Allegro
Parts and score


Kronke, Emil (1865 - 1938)

Paraphrasen über ein eigenes Thema op. 184 (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 1239
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Thema - Moderato, con gran espressione
  2. 7 Variationen
One of the very first quartets I ever played.
Only parts, no score.


Lauber, Joseph (1864 - 1952)

Visions de Corse - Bilder aus Korsika - 5 Morceaux pour 4 Flûtes op. 54
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.demp3 bei musicload.de
(4 flutes/piccolo)
Zimmermann, ZM 26080
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Le Maquis (Solitude) - Andante
  2. Evisa (Dans sa parure printaniere) - Allegro scherzando
  3. Serenade (La maison de Bonaparte) - Allegretto
  4. Meditation (Calanques de Piana) - Andante
  5. La Citadelle de Corte - Allegro con fuoco
Only parts, no score. The first flute has to change to piccolo. Lots of cue notes for better orientation.


Lesaffre, Charles (*1949)

Arcadia (C-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: very easy
  1. Arcadia
Parts and score


Lorenzo, Leonardo de (1875 - 1962)

I Seguaci di pan - (Die Jünger Pans) Capriccio fantastico Op. 32
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 32450
Rating: very difficult
  1. Allegro energico
  2. Andante mosso
Parts and score
First edition in 1930.


Maschek, Paul (Pavel Lambert) (1761 - 1826)

Quartett (G-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuett Allegro
Only score


Offermans, Wil

Just a short version
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(piccolo, 2 flutes, alto flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 2988
  1. Molto tenuto
Needs modern technics, special fingerings included. Each part only one page.


Reicha, Anton (1770 - 1836)

Quartett Op. 12 (D-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Menuett
  4. Finale - Allegro Vivace
Score and parts. The parts are a bit hard to read.


Harmonique imitée ou trois Adagios op. 18 (G-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
  1. Adagio
  2. Adagio
  3. Adagio
Score and parts.
Written before 1799 in Bonn.


Schmitt, Florent (1870 - 1958)

Quatuor de Flûtes op. 106 (Es-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Pompeux
  2. Vif
  3. Lent
  4. Avec entrain mais sans precipitation
Only parts, no score. Many time changes. First part plays very high (upper half of third octave)


Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899 - 1977)

Quartett opus 60 (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
M. P. Belaieff, Bel. Nr. 221
Rating: easy
  1. In the Church
  2. Parents Hope for children
  3. In the kitchen
Parts and score. The first flute plays a lot in the upper half of the third octave, the other parts are not so difficult.


Vogel, Roger C. (*1947)

Exultations
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(3 flutes/2 flutes/piccolo, alto flute)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Allegro
Parts and score. The first has to play Piccolo, too. The alto flute is a separate part.


Wanausek, Kamillo (1906 - 1999)

10 Miniaturen (D-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Intrada - Marcia
  2. Nocturno - Lento
  3. Sicilienne - Moderato
  4. Intermezzo Orientale - Alelgro moderato
  5. Humoreske - Allegro moderato
  6. Petite Valse francaise - Allegro
  7. Chinesische Spieluhr - Allegro
  8. Musette - Moderato
  9. Böhmische Polka - Moderato
  10. Tarantella - Allegro


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 26.07.2014