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First Book of Flute Solos

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  • Staff Pick

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“This is such a diverse compilation!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

There is a real diversity of styles in this imaginative compilation. The first piece 'Woodsmoke' is beautiful, with a simple melody using only B, A and G over a haunting accompaniment. Other original pieces such as the 5/4 'Elegy' in D minor and 'Poppy' which will help G major scale practice add colour. The arrangements are sensitively pitched, becoming more difficult and always offering something new to maintain both interest and motivation, and there is a good sprinkling of traditional folksongs. This book has lost none of its interest over the years and with the musical pedigree of both Judith Pearce and Christopher Gunning excellent quality is assured!

From the Publisher

First Book Of Flute Solos is a collection of pieces arranged and edited by Christopher Gunning and Judith Pearce that introduces players at beginner level to an unusually wide range of music with piano accompaniment. All 27 pieces have been chosen to encourage attention to the basic technical aspects of flute playing, and has been arranged in approximate order of difficulty, with special attention paid to good sound production. It is hoped that the pieces will also prove to be a pleasure to play, encouraging the young flautist to develop their own naturally expressive style alongside good technique.

Difficulty guide: 1-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Wood Smoke
  • Coventry Carol (Traditional)
  • Babiole (Naudot)
  • Polish Folk Tune (Traditional)
  • Sandmannchen (Brahms)
  • Elegy
  • Poppy
  • Geordie (Traditional)
  • Air Ecossais (Beethoven)
  • Douce Dame (Trouveres)
  • Moonlight (Traditional)
  • Echoes
  • Vivace in C (Haydn)
  • Grandmother's Footsteps
  • Prelude (Chopin)
  • Turkish March (Weber)
  • Faith (Grieg)
  • The Bugle Waltz (Traditional)
  • Dream Dancer (Traditional)
  • The Hen (Brahms)
  • Prelude (Scriabin)
  • Wiedersehn (Schubert)
  • Marionette Espagnoles (Cui)
  • The Song my Lute Once Loved (Dowland)
  • Circus Turn
  • Chicken Chowder (Giblin)
  • Gnossienne (Satie)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums
Publisher: Faber Music
Publisher's reference: 057150759X
Our Stock Code: 1094510
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score])

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