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Miniatures for Flute & Piano Includes accompaniment CD


  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Dehnhard with his jazz hat on!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member -

This beautifully presented book is so good! Here are sixteen jazz gems which have been pitched initially at the developing player but can be appreciated by anyone who loves this genre. The accompaniments are of a moderate difficulty too which will obviously be very useful.  The excellent  CD has been recorded by Dehnhard himself with the wonderful Wolfgang Kohler so you can either simply sit back and enjoy the music or play along with the accompaniment only tracks. Ranging from the simplicity of Helium Dream with flowing arpeggios supporting a  syncopated low register melody, to the more upbeat  and rhythmic Do Your Dance, there is something here for everyone. The bluesy Turquoise Turtle is wonderful! This is Dehnhard with his jazz hat firmly in place and hardly a contemporary technique in sight!



From the Publisher

Colours that mix, shades that change and rhythms that develop are just some of the aspects that make Dehnhard's compositions so special. The short, light miniatures are small, self-contained works of art with great melodic expressiveness, which are not only fun to work on in class, but also convincing on the concert stage.

In gentle images that tell of our world's treasures, positive feelings, quiet experiences or silent moments, each piece traces moments that show themselves with each breath in a new light and change from all sides. Whether it is the spray of the waves, the sparkle of a gemstone or a dragon in the sky, there are always new nuances in color and sound, and thus infinite possibilities that are composed kaleidoscopically before our eyes. As if by itself, it carries on one piece by piece, creating moods and igniting images in front of the inner eye.

In addition to their inspiring melodies, the miniatures focus on a characteristic rhythm whose timing, in combination with the jazzy harmonies, turns them into little pearls of modern flute literature. They make almost exclusive use of traditional playing techniques and take their clay stock largely from the first two octaves. The enclosed CD of full, play-along recordings supports and completes the edition.

Difficulty guide: 3-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Helium Dream
  • Oval Opal
  • Salt and Sand
  • Tiny Topaz
  • Soiloquay for Two
  • Blue Pearl
  • Turquoise Turtle
  • First Boat Home
  • Just Saying
  • I See Kites
  • Amber Tear
  • Silvery Surf
  • Sepia and Blue
  • Home Soon
  • Bright Delight
  • Do Your Dance

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE38040
Our Stock Code: 1455854
Media Type: Paperback (40 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD