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The Chester Flute Anthology

Edited by Trevor Wye
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Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM exam syllabus
6, 7, 8

Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

This review first appeared in Pan, the journal of the British Flute Society and is reproduced with permission. Join the BFS: membership starts from £20 a year.

The anthology covers a large range of classic flute repertoire, from Bach to Bozza and many things in between.  The collection comes in a handy forty page book, making it ideal for a student's first access to pieces such as Faure's Fantasie, Gossec's Tambourin and Godard's Suite de trois Morceaux, a selection of must-have works for the young performer.  The anthology also includes a number of popular sonatinas and sonatas for flute and piano, although the occasional extract from bigger works like Mozart's Flute Concerto in D major, K314 can also be found.  Important to note the layout of the contents page, written in alphabetical order by composer rather than chronologically by page numbers, seemingly assisting with what would have been some tricky page turns.  Despite the unstandardized layout of the music (pieces are written in many different fonts and size making one page quite unlike the page before) the general structure of the book is desirable, including scene information for Debussy's Syrinx and piano cues to help with longer rests.

Emily Hall

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


  • Malcom Arnold  Sonatina for Recorder and Piano Op 41 III. Rondo
  • JS Bach Sonata No 6 BWV 1035 I. Adagio ma non tanto and II. Allegro
  • Richard Rodney Bennett 6 Tunes for the Instruction of Singing Birds VI. The Starling
  • Lennox Berkeley Sonata for Flute and Piano Op 97 III Allegro
  • Eugene Bozza 5 Chansons sur des Themes Japonaise for Flute and Piano III. les Eaux de Katsu
  • Debussy Syrinx
  • Faure Fantasie
  • Benjamin Godard Suite de Trois Morceaux I. Allegretto
  • Gossec Tambourin
  • Bohuslav Martinu First Sonata for Flute and Piano 1. Allegro Moderato
  • Mozart Flute Concerto in D major K314 I. Allegro aperto
  • Poulenc Sonata for Flute and Piano I. Allegretto Malincolico
  • Sergei Rachmaninov Vocalise Op 34 No 14
  • Albert Roussel Aria

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums
Publisher: Chester Music
Publisher's reference: CH86548
Our Stock Code: 1404449
Media Type: Paperback (95 pages [score])