Do you love the Carnival of the Animals? You should learn some of the movements on your flute!
These studies make it easy to learn to play the following movements:
Voliere (you know the one)
You’ll receive a PDF download right after your purchase. The PDF contains the three studies to help you practice the movements above.
Everything is in one file for you to access easily. Print it off or import it into your favorite sheet music reader app to start practicing!
Why These Studies
I love The Aquarium and The Swan, so I decided to edit them a bit. That way, you can enjoy playing the movements and work on your tone and technique.
Of course, Voliere features the big flute solo. It’s a tough movement to play, so this study can help you take it out of context. Then, you can work on it alone and put it back together with the rest of the piece.
The movements are very similar to the real flute part. But they’re different enough that you can still benefit from this edition if you have the flute part.
Hi, I’m Hannah. As a flute player, I understand how the instrument works and what does (and doesn’t) work well on it. That’s allowed me to compose and arrange flute music that you’ll want to play.
In this collection, I aimed to stay true to the composer’s ideas. But I added some notes and measures to help you play the piece better.
Who are these etudes for?
These etudes are for flute teachers and players. They’re especially useful for anyone who’s preparing for orchestral auditions and needs to learn the excerpts from Carnival of the Animals.
Do you offer refunds?
Unfortunately, I don’t offer refunds on digital downloads. If you have concerns, please email me, and I’ll do my best to help you!
Many flute players have learned some 18th century flute solos. The Telemann Fantasias, the Partita by J.S. Bach, and his son C.P.E. Bach’s sonata are all great.
But if you want to strengthen your alto flute skills, you should consider learning the pieces on the low instrument. You can learn the original notes, but they’ll sound a fourth lower.
Whether you want to play them as a duet with someone on C flute or want to maintain the original pitch, you should transpose them. However, that takes time, and that’s why I transposed the solos for you.
Digital download of three unaccompanied works
Option to re-download a lost file
One master file
Why this collection?
This is the only collection of three famous flute solos that have the following qualities:
Transposed for alto flute
Available for instant download
Edited by a flute and alto flute player
Minimal markings that follow performance practice
Three pieces in one
I’ve played the flute for years and recently became passionate about the alto flute. While I love the low sound, playing C flute music on it is a bit of a challenge.
I don’t have perfect pitch, but something still feels “off” about not transposing the music accordingly. If you feel the same, you’ll want to download this edition!
The C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor is a significant unaccompanied work for the flute. It’s also an excellent piece to play on the alto flute.
And sure, you could use the original version since you’re playing alone. But the alto flute is in G, which means it will sound a fourth lower than the same melody on a C flute.
If you want to perform this piece on the alto flute and have it sound more authentic, it makes sense to transpose it. However, most flute players don’t know how to, which is where this edition comes in.
Digital download of the score
The movements in the original order
Option to redownload a lost file
Why this edition?
When you buy any other edition of the C.P.E. Bach Sonata, it will be in the key of A minor. That works fine when playing a flute or even a piccolo.
But if you play that version on the alto flute, it will sound in E minor. Maybe that’s not a big deal, but it can be weird to hear as the player and as an audience member.
As I’ve started to play the alto flute more, I’ve realized how important it is to transpose parts. You can get away with not doing it for a solo piece, but it’s a nice challenge to learn the piece in a different written key.
Plus, if you do that, you can play a duet of sorts with someone who plays the C flute. Then, you don’t have to transpose on sight.
Also, this is a digital download, so you can print it as soon as you get the confirmation email. Then, you don’t have to wait for me to ship you the music.
Hi there, I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, arranger, and blogger. The alto flute has become a huge part of my flute life. To help me and others play more flute music on it, I wanted to arrange solo flute works for the alto.
That way, we can play the solos alone or even with our C flute friends. You could even use this in a flute choir and play the solos in a round.
Who is this collection for?
This collection is for any flute player with a passion for the alto flute. If you’re tired of transposing by sight, get a transposed version of the solos you love Then, you can still play older music.
I’d also recommend the collection for flute teachers and flute choir directors who want a way for their entire ensemble to play together.
Do you offer refunds?
Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital downloads. However, I’ll do what I can to make sure you’re happy with your purchase!
Can I preview the music?
Here’s the first page of the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor.