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Three Fantasy Pieces for Bass Flute and Piano

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Lovely music for bass flute”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Robert Rainford has made these arrangements from the original Reinecke compositions for viola and piano and the end result is very interesting. The Romance is really atmosphereic with an A flat major melody and a ripling triplet accompanment that's quite like Undine. A lively 6/8 allegro contrasts with a more sedate melody in the second movement and the Market Scene is brisk and spritely. The overall challenge in performance will be to keep the piano texture underneath the bass flute as there is inevitably some overlap of registration. However, there is also some high writing in the flute part which will be another issue altogether! It's definitely worth the effort though - all three pieces are absolutely lovely!

From the Publisher

Bass Flute and Piano. Originally for viola and piano, these three pieces make a fantastic addition to the repertoire of this sadly neglected instrument. The Romanze has a glorious flowing melody over rich, rippling arpeggiated harmonies in the piano part. The second movement has the character of a scherzo, with a light tripping tune in compound time contrasted with a more harmonic section in duple time. The third movement is subtitled ‘Eine Humoreske’, and starts with light arpeggio figures before the second theme takes over in the style of an alpine folk tune until the arpeggios return to rush to the end. Covering a wide range of notes and keys (often into the third octave), this needs a confident approach but well rewards the player for their investment.

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


  1. Romanze
  2. Allegro molto agitato
  3. Market Scene

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bass Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Bass Flute Music
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM265
Our Stock Code: 1347326
Media Type: Paperback (31 pages [score])

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