Creative Flute Downloads

Play as written and explore ideas for improvisation
(Also suitable for violin and piano)
 

A range of easy but satisfying pieces for flute or recorder, and piano, with lots of ideas to get you improvising and composing. Explore modal scales, 'swing' your music, create your own yodelling song and, above all, have fun!




PFS042 Little Trio for Emily
Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute/Descant Recorder
& Piano.

An arrangement of an original string trio. Just enjoy playing the attractive modal melodies, or have fun learning to improvise.  It comes with suggestions to help you create your own music based on the Aeolian (natural minor) scale.

Technical Levels:  Flute- easy;  Piano- fairly easy

Listen   to the music, as notated
  
PDF sheet music download
Price: £ 3.99

 

 


 

PFS038P  It's All A Bit Fishy!

Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute & Piano

A swinging piece based on a well-known counting folk song. A little more tricky than many of the pieces on this page but listen to the audio and learn the rhythms by ear. Later you can apply the ideas introduced in the 'Jazz it Up!' resource (see below) to create your own variations on the "It's All A Bit Fishy!"  theme (bars 1-12)

Listen: It's All a Bit Fishy!

PDF sheet music download
Price £2.50

 


 

12345 - A 'Jazz It Up!' Worksheet

This presents  the basic tune , followed by suggestions for making it your own.

Price £0.00

Download It's All A Bit Fishy! Worksheet


 

PS036P   A Bird Sang In The Tree Above

Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute & Piano

This piece is based on a Japanese scale (see the free worksheet below) After playing my tune, why not try writing your own?

Listen

PDF sheet music download
Price £2.50

 


 

Improvising On A Japanese Scale

Here is the scale used in "A Bird Sang In the Tree Above", with ideas for improvising on the scale and creating your own nature-inspired 'Japanese' piece. 

Price: £0.00

Download: Japanese Scale for Improvisation


 

PFS042P  Absurd!
 

Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute & Piano

A tune with 'lyrics' sung by a swinging lion -purely for the soloist's amusement. This is a chance for 'jazzers' to differentiate between straight and swing quavers - more than the playback can do! There is an option to improvise in the unaccompanied section (on suggested pitches) and also to end the piece before the unaccompanied section, if preferred.

Audio: Absurd!

PFD Sheet Music Download
Price: £2.50

 

 


 

PFS040P  An Alpine Songbook


Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute/Recorder & Piano

Little melodies with an Alpine flavour. There is a separate resource with ideas for improvising an alternative yodelling song. A great piece for friends to share, in informal music-making, it is equally at home in a studio or general music classroom and would be a useful resource for the GCSE composition class.

Technical Level:  Flute- easy; Piano- fairly easy

Listen    to the music, as notated
     - opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

PDF sheet music download
Price: £3.99

 

 


 

PFS040AP  Yodelling Song & Improvisation Ideas

Sheet music for 'Yodelling Song' and improvisation ideas for flute players to create a new tune. No accompaniment is provided for this tune, instead the pianist has notes to facilitate an improvised accompaniment.

Listen to Yodelling Song

PDF sheet music download
Price £1.50

 

 


 

PFS039P   Woods in Spring 

Composer: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute/Treble Recorder
& Piano

 

Folk-like melodies to play together. Then try out the many suggestions for the flute to decorate the melody and improvise new tunes. The attractive and fairly easy piano part makes for an enjoyable ensemble experience with pianists of moderate achievements. Flutists who have played it as written, at an earlier stage, can return to it later to develop their creative ideas. Exploration of this sort is an enjoyable way of preparing for the more mature approach to repertoire required post- Grade 5. 

Technical Level:  Flute- easy; Piano-fairly easy 

Listen   to the music, as notated
   - opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

PDF sheet music download
Price: £3.99

 

 



 

PFS037A  Sally Gardens

Arranger: Audrey Podmore
Instruments: Flute/Treble Recorder & Piano

 

Arrangement of the Irish air, "Sally" Gardens. There are performance suggestions given below for this piece and 'The Quiet Land of Erin' to help you explore the wonderful heritage of folk music.

Technical Levels: Flute- easy; Piano- moderate

Listen: Sally Gardens
 

PDF sheet music download
Price £2.50

 

 


 

PFS037B  The Quiet Land of Erin

An arrangement of another lovely folk air from Ireland.

Technical Levels: Flute- easy; Piano- moderate

Listen: The Quiet Land of Erin 
 

PDF sheet music download
Price £1.50

 

 


 

 Performance Notes for Sally Gardens and The Quiet Land of Erin

Download here

 


Other Music For Flute & Piano

Playback of the following pieces is currently in Flash format. To listen on iPad, please visit this page in the Puffin browser (free download from the App Store).

 

 

PFS028P  Morning Has Broken/ Piano Score & Flute Part

A popular choice for weddings and other family occasions.

Morning Has Broken / Flute & Piano
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button.


PDF sheet music download
Price: £2.50

 

 


PRS050  As The Deer Yearns/Voice, Piano, Opt. Flute 

As The Deer Yearns / Voice & Piano, Optional Flute
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button.

Lyrics
A setting of verses from Psalm 41.

Price £0.00

Download As the Deer Yearns


PRS050A  As the Deer Yearns/ Voice & Flute

As The Deer Yearns Voice & Flute
These parts also work well as a flute duet.

Price £0.00

Download  Voice and Flute


       PMS031P  A Widow Bird/ Soprano or Flute & Piano

Podmore: A Widow Bird -Listen
Setting of a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley for soprano, or flute, and piano'

PDf sheet music
Price: £1.99

 

 


Flute Solo:


PFS016A  2 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs/ Flute 

2 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs / Flute -Listen
See Classroom Ensembles for flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price" 1.25
 

 


PFS017A  2 Folk Dances/ Flute

2 Folk Dances / Flute
See Classroom Ensembles for flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25

 

 


PFS021A  Mozart Minuetto Allegretto/ Flute

Mozart: Minuetto Allegretto / Flute-Listen
See Classroom Ensembles & String section for flexible arrangements of this piece.

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25

 

 

 


PFS018A  Carnival of Venice/ Flute   

The Carnival of Venice / Flute -Listen
See Classroom Ensembles & String section for flexible arrangements of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25

 

 

 


PFS019A Handel: Minuet II, Fireworks/Flute  

Handel: Minuet II, Music for the Royal Fireworks / Flute
See Classroom Ensembles for flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25

 

 

 


PFS020A  J.S.Bach:March, Anna Magdalena/Flute

J.S. Bach: March from Anna Magdalena's Notebook/ Flute
See 'Strings' and 'Flexible' sections for flexible arrangements of this piece

PDF sheet music downloads
Price: £1.25

 

 

 


PFS023A Portsmouth/Flute

Portsmouth / Flute -Listen
See Classroom Ensembles & String section for flexible arrangements of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: 1.25

 

 


PFS024A  Bizet: Toreador's Song/ Flute

Bizet: Toreador's Song-Listen
See 'Strings' section for a flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25
 

 

 


PFS025A  Vivaldi: Themes From "The Seasons"/ Flute  

Vivaldi: Themes from 'The Seasons' -Listen
See 'Strings' section for a flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price £1.25

 

 

 


PFS026A  MacDowell: To a Wild Rose/ Flute

MacDowell: To a Wild Rose / Flute -Listen
See 'Strings' section for a flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25



      PFS027A  MacDowell: To a Wild Rose/ Flute (Low)  

MacDowell: To a Wild Rose / low version / flute -Listen
See 'Strings' section for a flexible arrangement of this piece

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.25

 


 


PFX004 Study for the Dedicated Amateur / Podmore /
Flute, v. 1

This study is designed to be played from every possible starting note, covering the player's entire range. The aim is to play as smoothly as possible and with minimum changes in tone colour, tonguing only after a breath.

Version 1 has a range from E1 to F3

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.99

 


PFX004A Study for the Dedicated Amateur / Podmore /
Flute, v. 2

This study is designed to be played from every possible starting note, covering the player's entire range. The aim is to play as smoothly as possible and with minimum changes in tone colour, tonguing only after a breath.

Version 2 has a range from Ab1 to A3

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.99

 

 


PFX004B Study for the Dedicated Amateur / Podmore /
Flute, v. 3

This study is designed to be played from every possible starting note, covering the player's entire range. The aim is to play as smoothly as possible and with minimum changes in tone colour, tonguing only after a breath.

Version 3 has a range from Bb1 to B3

PDF sheet music download
Price: £1.99