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Magical Spells: 10 Magical Pieces for Solo Flute


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick


Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

These ten short pieces are really quite difficult and they are certainly different. There are some that require good tonal inflection, such as 'Open Sesame!' others like' Izzy wizzy, lets get busy!' need good fingers and 'Aji Maji  la Taraji' is an articulation workout. This is the way to increase technical skill whilst playing interesting music. Magic!

From the Publisher

Who needs a magic wand when they can play the flute magically? German-Russian composer Aleksey Igudesman takes us into the enchanting world of magic.

In his “Magic Spells”, he elicits ten melodies from the solo flute, the titles of which are magic formulas whose power can make the seemingly impossible happen. “Hocus Pocus”, “Sim Sala Bim” or “Abracadabra” have proven themselves over centuries. Magical titles are contributed also from series and computer games of our time, and the word “Please!”, which causes miracles in parents, putting the ten works in a mystical atmosphere.

In the advanced difficulty level, players and listeners are taken to another world: effective, surprising, mysterious, exciting, sometimes floating or unexpected, sometimes fast and turning their heads – this magic show promises to bring not only an entertaining spectacle without a hat and trick-floor on the stage, but also pedagogically valuable technical, rhythmic, dynamic and articulatory aspects...who knows what miracles can happen through the magic of the flute tones.

Endorsed by Emanuel Pahud.

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


  • Abracadabra
  • Open Sesame!
  • Sim salabim
  • Hocus pocus
  • Aji Maji la Taraji
  • Schem HaMephorasch
  • Xyzzy, Plugh and Plover
  • Izzy wizzy, let's get busy!
  • Alakazam
  • Please!

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Solo Flute Repertoire
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE38041
Our Stock Code: 1455830
Media Type: Paperback (19 pages [score])