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After Hokusai for Two Flutes, Op89 [Playing score(s)]

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“A touch of class!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

These most lovely duets by Carey Blyton are really classy and their simple writing style seems to appeal to everyone whatever their level. Each one is based on a Hokusai painting featuring flora and fauna, and described in detail in the performance notes. The flute parts are completely equal using interplay to speed up the learning process. This, together with the small note range and easily accomplished rhythms means that they make brilliant sightreading material. All five duets have their own character, and the Japanese intervals both in the melody and between the parts really take us to the East, If nothing else, they make a welcome change from arranged classical repertoire and I can't recommend them strongly enough!

From the Publisher

These five little pieces, each based on a Hokusai print, make use of various conventions of traditional Japanese music, such as the (differing) forms of Japaneses 'soft' and 'hard' scales.

Performance duration (approx): 7'00

Difficulty guide: 3-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Cormorant in the Snow
  2. Carp in a Waterfall
  3. Azaleas and Cuckoo
  4. Peonies and Butterfly
  5. Frog on an Old Tile

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute
Category: Duets for Two Flutes
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE17655
Our Stock Code: 929493
Media Type: Paperback - Playing score(s) (12 pages [score])