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Repertoire Explorer Flute Book 1

Edited by James Rae
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Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

James Rae has produced yet another valuable book here, mixing classical hits and folk songs in with his own pieces (some of which appear in other volumes). The book is graded for us(!) but inevitably there is some blurring of the edges. For example, if you play the Irish Washerwoman at a good lick it will test a grade 3 player, and although it is good to learn about groupings of 7 semiquavers to a beat (Estlander) they do look a little daunting on the page. The keys are kept nice and simple though and the progress through the book together with the variety of styles makes it very easy to use. This is a good book at a good price - hooray!

From the Publisher

Teachers seeking further material for their flute pupils to relish and enjoy but without searching through quantities of music that is technically too challenging or inappropriate for the pupil's level, need look no further. James Rae has carefully selected a variety of pieces suitable for the first 3 - 4 years of tuition from classical to modern and studies of all kinds. The pieces are presented in three groups: levels 1, 2 and 3 providing a variety of tempting repertoire at each level. These books present an opportunity for pupils to broaden their musical experiences and explore the wide variety of music that is within their grasp. 

Difficulty guide: 1-3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Grade 1 accompanied:

  • Skye Boat Song (Traditional)
  • March from 'Rinaldo' (Handel)
  • Original Dances no.5 (Schubert)
  • Morning Has Broken (Traditional)
  • Out and About (Rae)
  • Counting Rhyme (Bornefield)

Grade 1 unaccompanied:

  • Allegretto(Kohler)
  • Allegro Moderato (Popp)
  • Les a Dieu de Bagnolet, Minuet 1 (Chedville)
  • In the Wings (Rae)
  • Autumn Clouds (Rae)
  • That'll Do Nicely (Rae)
  • The Time has Come (Rae)

Grade 2 accompanied:

  • Ecossaise (Beethoven)
  • Lord of the Dance (Traditional)
  • March in C major (de Caix d'Hervelois)
  • Suite Paysanne Hongroise (Nos 6&7) (Bartok)
  • Summer Evening (Reeman)
  • Hacienda (Rae)

Grade 2 unaccompanied:

  • 2 Minuets in D major (Handel)
  • Minuet from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
  • Open Spaces (Rae)
  • Limbo (Rae)
  • Mixin' It! (Rae)
  • Maestoso (Garibaldi)

Grade 3 accompanied:

  • Papageno's Aria (Mozart)
  • Polonaise in D major (Telemann)
  • Old French Song (Tchaikovsky)
  • Cha Cha Calypso (Rae)
  • Londonderry Air (Traditional)

Grade 3 unaccompanied:

  • Allegro Moderato (Kohler)
  • Allegretto (Soussmann)
  • Irish Washerwoman (Traditional)
  • Estlander (Part)
  • Cloud Nine (Rae)
  • Flute Un-Plugged (Rae)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE21457
Our Stock Code: 1108477
Media Type: Paperback