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Summer Music for Solo Flute and Flute Ensemble

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Another popular work!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Here is another popular flute and piano work transformed into a really useful flute ensemble piece. Not only will this give those learning the original a chance to showcase their skills, it also allows those not yet advanced enough to tackle all of Summer Music the opportunity to hear how it goes. Perfect!

From the Publisher

Richard Rodney Bennett wrote that he composed this piece as a way of bridging the gap between starting to learn an instrument and ‘real’ music. It is in three movements with the feeling of a sonata, but each movement has it’s own contrasting mood and style. The first movement uses two themes, one scalic and one based on arpeggio patterns to create a fluid and flowing feel. The second movement, titled ‘Siesta’ is lazy and languid rising to an impassioned climax in the middle of the movement, before dying away again. The final movement, called ‘Games’, is a riotous game of tag between the instruments in the ensemble and the soloist. The themes from the first two movements are heard again interspersed by the chasing motifs, before all the instruments join forces to rush headlong to a breathless and triumphant conclusion!

Performance duration (approx): 11'

Difficulty guide: 6-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Allegro tranquilo
  2. Siesta
  3. Games

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Flute
  • Part 5: Alto Flute
  • Part 6: Bass Flute
  • Part 7 (Optional): Contr'alto Flute
  • Part 8 (Optional): Contrabass Flute in G
Category: Music for Flute Choir with Soloist(s)
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM615
Our Stock Code: 1399462
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (22 pages [score])