Call Us: 020 8662 8400
Last order dates to receive your items for Christmas

Beauties: 38 Airs, Variations, and Dances for Solo Flute

You currently have cookies turned off in your browser. You won't be able to place an order until you turn them back on.
  • New
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“A wonderful book!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is a wonderful book of solo gems which are essentially Nicholson's elaborate variations on the popular tunes of the day. These range from slow dances such as 'Within a Mile of Edinboro' Town' which become increasingly more florid, to faster ones like Lord Wellington which are tricky from the outset. There are very few performance directions other than speed so there is plenty of scope for personal input which is made a little easier with the help of the Ornamentation Guide. This is a book to just pick up play -  ideal on those 'no Moyse please!' days!

From the Publisher

Charles Nicholson was born in Liverpool in 1795 and died in London in 1837. He was the most esteemed, yet controversial flutist of his time. Many of these solos are delightful as encores. All of the pieces provide technical challenges, but, more importantly, they reveal insight into Nicholson's exploration of the expressive potential of the flute.

Selections include:

Volume 1: Pray Goody, Coolun, Pollaca, Gramachree, Air with Variations, My Lodging is on the cold Gronnd, Air; God save the King with Variations, Air with Variations and Aileen Arron.

Volume 2: Savourneen Deelish (an Irish Air), Sprig of Shillelagh, Welch Air, Italian Air, Within a Mile of Edinboro' Town, Air, Donald, Air Varies, Sweet Robin, Irish Air, Lord Wellington, Yellow Hair'd Laddie, Rondo, and Irish Melody.

Volume 3: Irish Air, Shepherds I Have Lost my Love, Lass of Patties Mill, Cease Your Funning, Air, Roslin Castle, Rondo, Air, Irish Air, Waltz, Air, O Martha my Dear, Maid of Lodi, Dance (a Favorite Arranged as a) Rondo.

Our Description

Facsmile edition but well printed and easy to read!


In one volume.

Book 1:

  • Pray Goody
  • Coolun
  • Pollaca
  • Gramachree
  • Air with Variations
  • My Lodging is on the cold Gronnd
  • Air
  • God save the King with Variations
  • Air with Variations
  • Aileen Arron

Book 2:

  • Savourneen Deelish (an Irish Air)
  • Sprig of Shillelagh
  • Welch Air
  • Italian Air
  • Within a Mile of Edinboro' Town
  • Air
  • Donald
  • Air Varies
  • Sweet Robin
  • Irish Air
  • Lord Wellington
  • Yellow Hair'd Laddie
  • Rondo
  • Irish Melody
  • Irish Air

Book 3:

  • Shepherds I Have Lost my Love
  • Lass of Patties Mill
  • Cease Your Funning
  • Air
  • Roslin Castle
  • Rondo
  • Air
  • Irish Air
  • Waltz
  • Air
  • O Martha my Dear
  • Maid of Lodi
  • Dance (a Favorite Arranged as a Rondo)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Solo Flute Repertoire
Publisher: ALRY Publications - Facsimile
Publisher's reference: F37
Our Stock Code: 1498912
Media Type: Paperback (42 pages [score])

Save 20% on over 500 Edition Peters publications.Save 20% on over 500 Edition Peters publications.