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Eight Caprices and Other Works for Solo Flute

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“You can never have too much Quantz!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

If you love Quantz and have played all the solo Fantasies many times over this book is for you. It's full of little known solo pieces a couple of which turned out not to be by Quantz but by Blochwitz and Blavet. They are all lovely, with the selection of caprices, different fantasies and dances revealing yet more of the inventiveness of the composer. There is so much for everyone to enjoy here - you can never have too much Quantz!

From the Publisher

American flutist Eric Lamb presents a rarely heard collection of 15 solo flute pieces (Fantasies, Minuets, Sarabandes etc.) and the complete Eight Caprices by Johann Joachim Quantz. The source for this edition is the manuscript preserved by the Royal Library of Copenhagen under the title Fantasier og Preludier. // 8 Capricier og andre Stykker til Øvelse for Flöÿten af Quantz. These pieces are far more than etudes or finger gymnastics, but rather a telescopic look at performance practice, style and technique of the 1700s throughout Europe. This edition accompanies Eric Lamb’s acclaimed recording Quantz: Solo Flute Music (paladino music PMR0060) and presents many of those pieces for the first time in modern print.

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Alla Francese No. 10 in D Major, QV 3:1.3
  • Fantasia No. 1 in D Major, QV 3:1.5
  • Adagio No. 51 in B Minor, QV 3:1.22
  • Allegro in E Minor (by Johann Martin Blochwitz)
  • Minuetto Da Capo in D Major
  • Minuetto Da Capo in E Minor
  • Fantasia No. 3 in E Minor, QV 3:1.9
  • Allemande No. 44 in E Minor (by Johann Martin Blochwitz)
  • Sarabande in G Major (by Johann Martin Blochwitz)
  • Praeludium No. 15 in D Major, QV 3:1.7
  • Capricio No. 1 in D Minor, QV 3:1.8
  • Capricio No. 2 in E Minor, QV 3:1.10
  • Capricio No. 3 in F Major, QV 3:1.12
  • Capricio No. 4 in G Major, QV 3:1.15
  • Capricio No. 5 in G Major, QV 3:1.17
  • Capricio No. 6 in G Major, QV 3:1.14
  • Capricio No. 7 in A Minor, QV 3:1.19
  • Capricio No. 8 in B Flat Major, QV 3:1.21
  • Minuetto No. 2 in B Flat Major, QV 3:1.23
  • Fantasia No. 6 in C Major, QV 3:1.1
  • Fantasia No. 9 in C Major, QV 3.1.2
  • Allemande No. 45 in E Minor (by Johann Martin Blochwitz)
  • Menuet “L’Inconu” (by Michel Blavet)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Solo Flute Repertoire
Publisher: Paladino Music
Publisher's reference: PM0028
Our Stock Code: 1652598
Media Type: Paperback (35 pages [score])

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