Selected Low Flutes Repertoire

Chris’s Picks!!!!

This list is organized by instrumentation:
1) solo pieces for one low flute – includes pieces with pre-recorded soundtracks
2) solos with keyboard, guitar or harp
3) pieces for two
4) pieces for three
5) pieces for four
6) pieces for five
7) low flutes choir pieces including with solo low flutes
8) miscellaneous large groups

Each listing is in this order – Composer Arranger – Title – Instrumentation – Difficulty level – Publisher.
Easy pieces listed first, then intermediate, advanced, professional.

If the entry says “performed at NFA,” I haven’t personally played or heard it so cannot give it a difficulty rating, but it must be a good piece if the Program Chair chose it! These pieces are alphabetized in the professional category.

/ = multiple instruments played by one person
( ) = can be also played by these instruments

1) Solos for one low flute

  • Cohen, Jonathan – Brief Observations for Isolated Plumbing – any size flute – intermediate – SilverWinds
  • Nehylbel, Vaclav – Moderato – alto – intermediate – chrispotterflute.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Moderato.pdf
  • Persky, Stan – Variations on Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – bass (or alto) – intermediate – spersky1@comcast.net
  • Potter, Chris editor and arranger – Stellar Solos for Alto flute – intermediate – Amazon.com (and world-wide)
  • Telemann, G. P. – 12 Fantasias – sound great on alto – intermediate/advanced – many publishers
  • Chamberlain, Nicole – Flexion – alto – advanced – SpottedRocket.com
  • Chamberlain, Nicole – Imperial Topaz – contrabass – advanced – spottedrocket.com
  • Erb, Donald – Music for Mother Bear – alto or bass – advanced – Merion
  • Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund – Walpurgis – alto – advanced – Zimmerman
  • Gunn, David – Lunar Mural 1 – alto, soundtrack – advanced – davidgunn.org
  • Gunn, David – Lunar Mural 2 – bass, soundtrack – advanced – davidgunn.org
  • Heinz, John – Incantation and Dance – bass – advanced https://www.johnheins.com
  • Libermann, Lowell – Eight Pieces – picc/c flute/alto/bass – advanced – Presser
  • Lutz, Greg – Some Low ‘n Slow Blues  – alto(bass, contrabass) – advanced  – greglutzmusic.com
  • Lutz, Greg – Action Jack – alto(bass, contrabass) – advanced – greglutzmusic.com
  • McLearnon, Gareth – Sharpening the Blade – contrabass – advanced – garethmclearnon.com
  • Persky, Stan – Improvisation on Deep River – alto or bass – advanced – spersky1@comcast.net
  • Persky, Stan  – Fantasy on Another Man Done Gone – alto or bass – advanced – spersky1@comcast.net
  • Rogers, Emma – The Big Picture: Etudes for Alto Flute – alto – advanced – Wirripang
  • Sheridan, Peter – And the Giant Began to Dance – subcontrabass – advanced – lowflutes.com
  • Telemann, G. P. – 12 Fantasias – intermediate/advanced – many publishers
  • Jolivet, Andre – Asceses – alto – professional – Billaudot
  • Jolivet, Andre – Incantation-pour que l’image devienne symbole – alto – professional – Billaudot
  • Mower, Mike – Night in Greenwich – alto or bass – professional – Itchy Fingers
  • Nabors, Brian Raphael – Theme and Variations – alto – professional – Subito
  • Persichetti, Vincent – Parable op. 100 – alto – professional – Presser
  • Simon, Carlos – Move It – alto – professional – CSJr. Music
  • Sollberger, Harvey – Hara – alto – professional – Peters
  • Stockhausen, Karlheinz – Xi – alto – professional– Stockhausen Verlag
  • Toledo, Marcelo – Le Fugaz Perpetuo – alto – professional – marcelotoledomusic.com
  • Toledo, Marcelo – Polifonia Concreta – amplified bass – professional – marcelotoledomusic.com
  • Veldhuis, Jacob Ter – Lipstick – alto, prerecorded sound – professional – Donemus
  • Yuasa, Joji – Mai-Bataraki – alto – professional –Schott

2) Solos with piano, guitar or Harp

  • Datshkovsky, Yasha – Lullaby for Alexandra – alto, harp (piano) – easy – Southern
  • Various Composers – Potter, Chris arr. – Alto Flute Solos – with piano – easy/intermediate – Falls House
  • Various Composers – Potter, Chris arr. – Bass Flute Solos – with piano – easy/intermediate – Falls House
  • Asquith, Grace – Green from Spectrum – alto, piano – intermediatehttps://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/green-from-spectrum-for-alto-flute-and-piano-digital-sheet-music/22207473
  • Bozza, Eugene arr. Rothe – Aria – alto, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • Burnette, Sonny – Cliff Palace Ghost Dance – alto, piano – intermediate – Pine Castle
  • Douglas, Bill – Karuna – bass, piano – intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Faure, Gabriel  arr. Potter – Vocalise in Three Vocalises – alto, piano – intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Faure, Gabriel  arr. Potter – Vocalise in Three Vocalises  – bass, piano – intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Louke, Phyllis – Blessings and Celebration – bass, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • Louke, Phyllis – Castle in the Mist – alto, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • Louke, Phyllis – Echoes in the Wind – alto, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • McMichael, Catherine – Ancient Friend in Baikal Journey – alto, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • McMichael, Catherine – Sacred Cauldron in Baikal Journey – bass, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • Piazzolla, Astor – Libertango – bass, guitar – intermediate – Margaux
  • Rachmaninoff, Sergei  arr. Potter – Vocalise  in Three Vocalises – alto, piano – intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Rachmaninoff, Sergei  arr. Potter – Vocalise  in Three Vocalises – bass, piano – intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Ravel, Maurice  arr. Potter – Vocalize en forme de Habanera in Three Vocalises – alto, piano – intermediate – – Falls House Press
  • Ravel, Maurice arr. Potter – Vocalize en forme de Habanera in Three Vocalises – bass, piano – intermediate –  – Falls House Press
  • Rhone, Daniel – Bethlehem Pastorale – alto, piano – intermediate – ALRY
  • Schocker, Gary – Atlantis – alto, piano – intermediate – Falls House
  • Tung, Steven and Victor Wong – Alone in the Rain – alto (contra alto), piano (harp) –intermediate –  Flute.Net
  • Various Composers –  arr. Nobel and Wolzein – Six Folk Songs – c flute or alto, guitar – intermediate – Southern
  • Various Composers – Potter, Chris arr. – Alto Flute Solos – with piano – easy/intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Various Composers – Potter, Chris arr. – Bass Flute Solos – with piano – easy/intermediate – Falls House Press
  • Burnette, Sonny – In the Shadow of the Great Sphinx – bass, piano – advanced – Pine Castle
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Albisiphonics – bass, piano – advanced Nourse Wind
  • Dimow, Carl – Dreams of Yesterday and Tomorrow in Klezmer Suite – advanced – bass, guitar/piano – ALRY
  • Fukushima, Kazuo – Ekagra (1957) – alto, piano – advanced – Suvini Zerboni
  • Giovannini, Caesar – Morocco – alto, piano – advanced – RBC Publications
  • Harwood, Alexandra – Sonatina – alto, piano – advanced– Progress Press
  • Hoover, Katherine – What Goes Around in Two for Two – alto, piano – advanced– Papagena Press
  • Hoover, Katherine – Tango in Two for Two – bass, piano – advanced – Papagena Press
  • Kvandahl, John – Da Lontano Fantasy – alto, piano – advanced – NMO  
  • McMichael, Catherine – Three Philosophies – alto, bass, contra, piano (strings)-advanced – ALRY
  • Mower, Mike – Sonnets – alto, piano – advanced – Itchy Fingers
  • Schwantner, Joseph – Black Anemones – (c flute) bass, piano – advanced – Schott
  • Schocker, Gary – Small Sonata for a Large Flute – bass, piano – advanced – Falls House Press
  • Schocker, Gary – Sonata for a Lost Planet – alto, piano – advanced – Presser
  • Schubert, Franz arr. Boehm – Standchen from Schwanengesang – alto, piano – advanced – Theobald-Boehm Archive
  • Senchuk, Peter – Alto Flute Concerto – alto, piano – advanced– Forest Glade
  • Hagen, Timothy – Nocturne-Lullaby – alto, piano – performed at NFA – Owl Glass Music
  • Hirose, Ryouhei – Requiem of the Cape – alto, piano – professional – hiroseryouhei.com/score/index.html
  • Kessner, Daniel – Priere et Scherzo – bass, piano – professional – Theodore Front
  • Takemitsu, Toru – Toward the Sea – alto, guitar – professional – Schott

3) Pieces for Two

  • Telemann, G.P. arr. Potter – Suite in A Minor (Menuet) – alto, bass – easy – chrispotterflute.com
  • Albert, Adrienne – Three for Two – alto/bass/contrabass, alto/bass/contrabass – intermediate – Kenter Canyon Music
  • Bach, J.S. arr. Potter – Four Bach Fugues for Two Flutes – combinations of c and g instruments – intermediate/advanced – Falls House Press
  • Bach, J.S. arr. Carla Rees – 15 Inventions – alto, bass – intermediate – tetractys.co.uk
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Just Below the Rainbow – combinations of c and g instruments – intermediate/advanced – Falls House Press
  • Various Composers arr. Potter – Winter Duets – all combinations of c and g flutes – intermediate/advanced-  Amazon.com (also world-wide)
  • Bach, J.S. arr. Rees – Inventions – piccolo, alto – advanced – tetractys.co.uk
  • Dahl, Ingolf – Variations on a Swedish Folktune – c flute, alto – advanced – Presser
  • Dresner, Laurence – My Contra Blues – 2 contrabasses – advanced – laurencedresner.com
  • Dresner, Laurence – Sauntering down the Boulevard – any combination of C and G instruments -intermediate/advanced – laurencedresner.com
  • Dunleavy, Houston – Six Clumsy Dances – piccolo, subcontrabass – advanced – Wirripang
  • Ford, Andrew – Spinning – alto, marimba – advanced – Australian Music Center
  • Gourlay, Karen – Beyond Them, The Constellations Falling – 2 contrabasses – advanced – karengourlay.co.uk
  • Hoffman, Stanley – Meditations and Memories – 2 altos – advanced – stanleymhoffman.com
  • Keeley, Rob – Low Life III – 2 basses or 2 altos – advanced – tetractys.co.uk
  • Nixon, Roger – Duo – c flute, alto – advanced– Galaxy
  • Rosiak, Michal – Shadow Game – alto, flute – advanced – mrflute.com.au
  • Schocker, Gary – Underwater Flowers – 2 basses – advanced – Falls House Press
  • Various Composers arr. Potter – Winter Duets – all combinations of c and g flutes – intermediate/advanced –  Amazon.com (also world-wide)
  • Francaix, Jean – Le Colloque des Deux Perruches – c flute, alto – professional – Schott

4) Pieces for Three

  • Handel, arr. Carla Rees – Sarabande – 2 altos, bass – easy – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Haydn, Franz Josef arr. Long – London Trios No. 1-4 – 2 altos, bass/contra – intermediate – ALRY
  • Irish Traditional arr. Potter – Dogs Among the Bushes – 2 altos, bass, opt. contrabass – intermediate – chrispotterflute.com
  • Quantz arr. Carla Rees – Trio Sonata in E Minor Qv 2:21e – 2 altos, bass (contrabass) – intermediate – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Telemann, G.P. arr. Potter – Suite in A Minor (Les Plaisirs) – 2 altos, bass (opt. contrabass) – intermediate – chrispotterflute.com
  • Telemann, G.P. arr. Potter – Suite in A Minor (Rejouissance) – 2 altos, bass (opt. contrabass) – intermediate – chrispotterflute.com
  • Bach, J.S. arr. Potter – Flute Sonata No. 1 Presto – 2 altos, bass flute (opt. contrabass) – advanced – chrispotterflute.com
  • Dorff, Daniel – Ballade – alto, bass, piano – advanced – Presser
  • Gunn, David – Trio for Two Altos and Bass – advanced– davidgunn.org
  • Previn, Andre – The Giraffes Go to Hamburg – Soprano (voice), alto, piano – advanced – Schirmer
  • Taku, Jun-Ichiro – Speyside – alto, bass, contra – advanced – Crosswind Music Publ.
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Temperamental Triodes – alto, bass, contrabass – professional – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Dorff, Daniel – Sleepy Hollow – 2 basses, piano – professional– Presser

5) Pieces for Four

  • Corelli, Arcangelo arr. Potter – Selections from the Christmas Concerto – 2 altos, bass/contra – intermediate – chrispotterflute.com
  • Barber, Samuel – Adagio – 2 c flutes, alto, bass – advanced – Schirmer
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Metropolitan Contrarians – 4 contrabasses – advanced – Tetractys
  • Dorff, Daniel – The Year of the Rabbit: A watercolor – 2 c flutes, alto, bass – advanced – Presser
  • Gershwin, George  arr. Marshall – Somebody Loves Me – 2fl, alto, bass – advanced – Compiusic
  • Gourlay, Karen – Breathless: Four Fragments – 2 altos, bass, contrabass – advanced – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Liszt, Franz arr. Long – Angelus! Priere aux Anges Gardiens – 4 low flutes – advanced  – contraflute.com
  • Molnar-Suhajda, Alex – Labyrinths of Lowness – alto, bass, 2 contrabasses (opt. double contrabass flute) – advanced – ALRY
  • Ravel, Maurice arr. Potter – Bolero – 2 alfl, bass, contra – advanced – chrispotterflute.com
  • Rosiak, Michal – Quasi Latino – alto, bass, contrabass, double contra – advanced -mrflute.com.au
  • Sollberger, Harvey – Second Grand Quartet for 16 Flutes – 4 piccolo/c flute/alto/bass,  professional – American Composers Alliance

6) Pieces for Five

  • Albert, Adrienne – Visions of Grace – 2 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – intermediate – adriennealbert.com
  • LaRocca, D.J. arr. Ryerson – Fidgety Feet – 3 altos, bass, contrabass (bass) (opt. contra alto) – intermediate – ACR Music
  • Ryerson, Ali – Yankees Doodlin’ – 2 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – intermediate – ACR Music
  • Nourse, Nancy – Illuminations on a Christmas Plainsong – 4 basses, contrabass, opt. contra alto – intermediate – Nourse Wind
  • Telemann, arr. Carla Rees – Concerto in D – 4 altos, bass – intermediate -Tetractys.co.uk
  • Dashner Long, Paige – Contrafusion – 3 altos, bass, contrabass – advanced – Falls House Press
  • Ryerson, Ali – Greensleeves – 2 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – advanced – ACR Music
  • McAlley, Vaughn – Serenade and Burlesque – 2 c flutes, alto, bass, contrabass – advanced – mcalley.net.au

7) Low Flutes Choirs (6 or more) Includes low flutes solo with choir

  • Arlen, Harold – arr. Potter – Somewhere Over the Rainbow –  4 altos, 2 basses, contra  intermediate – SheetMusicPlus
  • Berlin, Irving arr. Potter – White Christmas – 4 altos, 2 basses, contra – intermediate – SheetMusicPlus
  • Burnette, Sonny – Cliff Palace Ghost Dance from Stone Suite – solo alto, flute choir – intermediate – Pine Castle Music
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Legend of Llyn Lech Owain – 3 altos, 3 basses, 2 contrabasses – intermediate – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Love Letter to Sharon – 3 altos, 2 basses, 2 contras – intermediate – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Faure, Gabriel – Morceau de Concours – alto solo, low flutes choir – intermediate – Forton
  • Gluck, C.W. – Dance of the Blessed Spirits – bass solo with choir – intermediate – Forton
  • Horner, James arr. Louke – My Heart Will Go On from Titanic – intermediate – SheetMusicPlus.com
  • Holmberg, Pat – Aspen Leaf Rag and Fugue – 6 bass flutes (6 alto flutes) – intermediate – SMP Press
  • John, Elton arr. Louke – Can You Feel the Love Tonight – intermediate -SheetMusicPlus.com
  • Keats, Brennan – An Ancient Irish Melody – solo bass, 2 altos, bass, 2 contrabasses, subcontrabass – intermediate– australiancomposers.com.au
  • Klengel, Julius, arr. Long – Hymnus op. 57 – 12 altos or 12 basses – intermediate -Falls House Press
  • Lotti, arr. Carla Rees – Crucifixus – 6 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – intermediate – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Molnar-Suhajda, Alex – Moonlight – 3 altos, 2 basses, contrabass or, 2 altos, bass flute, bass flute in G, contrabass flute, contrabass flute in G – intermediate – flute.net
  • Molnar-Suhajda – Voices from the Deep – 3 altos, 2 basses, contrabass, opt. contralto, F contra, subcontra in G, double contra – intermediate/advanced – flute.net
  • Ryerson, Ali – Groovin’ Low – 2 altos, 3 basses, contrabass – intermediate – ACR Music
  • Zipoli arr. Carla Rees – Adagio – solo alto, solo bass, 4 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – intermediate – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Bach, J.S. arr. Lowe – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – 3 altos, 3 basses, contra alto, 3 contrabasses – advanced– jameslowe605@btinternet.com
  • Burnette, Sonny – In the Shadow of the Great Sphinx from Stone Suite – solo bass, flute choir – advanced – Pine Castle Music
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Big Flutes Happen Here – 3 altos, 2 basses, contra – advanced – Tetractys
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Deep-Space Heat Wave – 4 altos, 6 basses, 2 contrabasses – advanced – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Forbidden Forest – 4 altos, 3 basses, 2 contras- advanced – ALRY
  • Cohen, Jonathan – Tango Molto Basso – 3 altos, 2 basses, contra – advanced – Tetractys.co.uk
  • Gounod, Charles arr. Potter – Funeral March of a Marionette – 3 altos, 2 basses, contra – advanced – chrispotterflute.com
  • Liszt, Franz  arr. Long – Angelus! Priere aux Anges Gardiens – advanced – contraflute
  • Lutz, Greg – Dexter the Danger Donkey – 2 altos, 2 basses, contrabass – advanced – ALRY
  • Long, Paige Dashner – Contrafusion – 3 altos, bass, contra – advanced – Falls House Press
  • Long, Paige Dashner – Dancing Dessert Suite – c flute, 4 altos, bass, contrabass, percussion – advanced – ALRY
  • Long, Paige Dashner – Flutenado – 1 c flute, 4 altos, bass, contrabass – advanced – ALRY
  • Long, Paige Dashner – Lowly Conversations – solo alto or bass, flute choir – advanced ALRY
  • Molnar-Suhajda – Voices from the Deep – 3 altos, 2 basses, contrabass, opt. contralto, F contra, subcontra in G, double contra – intermediate/advanced – flute.net
  • Rogers, Emma arr. Sheridan – Winter’s Twilight – 6 altos, 4 basses, 2 contrabasses, sub contrabass, hyperbass –  advanced –Tetractys.co.uk
  • Ryerson, Ali – Greensleeves  – advanced – ACR Music
  • Scarbrough, Russell – Vox Planetarium – 6 altos, 4 basses, 3 contrabasses with sound track – advanced – home.earthlink.net/%7Erscarbro/russell/music.htm
  • Schifrin, Lalo arr. Louke – Mission Impossible Theme – advanced – sheetmusicplus.com
  • Kerr, Billy – Swing Low, Sweet Contrabass – 3 contrabasses – professional – B3 Music
  • La Berge, Ann – Conduits – 2fl, alto, bass, contrabass, electronic sounds – professionalhttps://annelaberge.com/compositions/selected-available-works/
  • Lutz, Greg – The Terrible Tubes Take over the Town – professional https://www.greglutzmusic.com/about-greg/
  • Molnar-Suhajda, Alex – Alchemy of Earth – 2 altos, 4 basses, contra alto, contrabass flute – professional – ALRY
  • Mower, Mike – Obstinato and Scareso – bass solo (Obstinato), alto solo( Scareso) -flute choir – professional – Itchy Fingers
  • Scarbrough, Russell – Body Alive with Signals – 3 altos, 2 basses, contra – professional – Flexible Music USA
  • Senchuck, Peter – Nuestro Pueblo Concerto for Low Flutes – alto/bass/contra/subcontra solo with flute choir – professional – Forest Glade Music (Presser)
  • Senchuck, Peter – Alto Flute Concerto – alto solo and flute choir – professional– Forest Glade (Presser)
  • Snyder, Russell – Concerto for Alto Flute and Flute Ensemble – alto solo, 4picc/fl, 6 fl – professional– J.P. Publications
  • Ziegler, Matthias – Low Flutes at High Tides – 4 altos, 2 basses, contrabass flute, opt. contra alto – professional – contact cpotter@mac.com
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8) Miscellaneous large groups

  • Japanese Folk Song, arr. Yuko Hoshi – Sakura Sakura – piccolo, alto, bass, contrabass, piano, bass, drums – advancedhttps://www.facebook.com/japanjazzflutebigband/
  • McMichael, Catherine – Three Philosophies – alto solo, bass solo, contrabass solo, string orchestra (piano) – advanced – ALRY
  • Yusupov, Benjamin – NOLA Concerto – fl, bass, contrabass – with orchestra –professional – Sikorski Hamburg