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Take Up The Flute Repertoire Book 1
Includes CD

Edited by Chris Morgan
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Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

Music Medals syllabus: Copper

From the Publisher

This superb collection of 27 carefully graded pieces for Flute and Piano is ideal for all beginner flautists as it leads the student from absolute beginner to Grade 1. Embracing a range of musical styles and spanning over 500 years, the pieces include classics, folk tunes, pop hits and songs from the shows, all designed to be used for individual lessons, group lessons and mixed ability situations, as needed. 15 of the pieces in Take Up The Flute: Repertoire Book One also include an optional second Flute part, and the additional chord symbols can be used for accompaniment by Guitar or Electronic Keyboard. Author Chris Morgan draws special attention to the importance of improvisation and composing, as they form a major part of GCSE and A-level syllabuses later on. Improvisational exercises building on the chord symbols, as well as the comparison of the differing styles of harmony, melody and rhythm of the songs are great starting points even at this early stage. The matching audio contains performances of every piece by James Galway. Each complete piece is followed by the accompaniment only, so that the student can play along.

Difficulty guide: 1-2
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Good Times (Morgan)
  • Sad Times (Morgan)
  • Chinese Reflection (Morgan)
  • Procession into the Bull Ring (Morgan)
  • Minimal Music Time (Morgan)
  • Easy Blues (Curnow & Morgan)
  • Unsettled Times (Morgan)
  • One More Night (Phil Collins)
  • Lavender's Blue (English Traditional)
  • Reggae Time (Curnow)
  • Lullaby (African Traditional)
  • La Mourisque (Susato)
  • Skye Boat Song (Scottish Traditional)
  • The Marriage of Figaro (W.A Mozart)
  • Tinga Layo (Caribbean Traditional)
  • Blues Time (Curnow and Morgan)
  • Lovely on the Water (English Traditional)
  • Rumba (Morgan)
  • Hornpipe (Morgan)
  • Castle on a Cloud (Schoenberg)
  • Marva That (Indian Traditional Raga)
  • Two Songs from Oliver! (Bart)
  • A Groovy Kind of Love (Wine & Bayer Sager)
  • Celtic Times (Curnow)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Pop Flute Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Chester Music
Publisher's reference: CH61416
Our Stock Code: 1041651
Media Type: Paperback (18 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD