18th Century Flute Solos (Transposed for Alto Flute)

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.

You’ll receive:

  • 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.

You’ll receive:

  • Digital download of the score
  • The movements in the original order
  • Option to redownload a lost file
  • A surprise

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.

Your arranger

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.

Listen to the J.S. Bach Partita in A Minor here:

How can I buy the collection?

Download 18th Century Flute Solos here!

C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor (for Alto Flute)

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.

You’ll receive:

  • Digital download of the score
  • The movements in the original order
  • Option to redownload a lost file
  • A surprise

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.

Your arranger

Hi there, I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, arranger, and content creator. I’ve arranged a few solo flute works for the alto flute.

After about four years of playing the alto flute consistently, I’ve found that it’s nice to play things in the correct key. Even if you’re just playing alone, you never know when you might play with someone else, and having the right edition is crucial.

Who is this edition for?

This edition is for anyone who wants to learn or re-learn the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A minor for the alto flute. It’s great for students as well as teachers who want to play with other people.

Flute choir directors who want to have a massive performance of the melody will also enjoy having this edition on hand.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital downloads. However, I’ll do whatever I can to help you if you aren’t happy with the purchase.

Can I preview the score?

Here’s a preview of the first page!

How can I buy the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor?

Download now!

Mozart Quartet in D (for Flute Quartet)

Do you love the famous Mozart Quartet in D? The piece was written for flute, violin, viola, and cello.

And I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any string players near me, so I can’t play the original version. That’s why I arranged a version for a mixed flute quartet.

If you know three other flute players and have access to an alto flute and a bass flute, you can make it work. This edition works with the original flute part, or you can read the revised version from this score.

You’ll receive:

  • Four separate parts
  • Complete score
  • Instant download
  • Option to redownload a lost file
  • A surprise discount code

Why this edition?

As a flutist, I know how the instrument works. That made it easy for me to translate string parts to fit the various flutes. The Mozart Flute Quartet is a huge part of the repertoire, but string players are hard to find.

If you buy this edition, you can play all of the parts and record them. You can also play the piece with fellow flute players in your band or flute choir.

Also, you don’t have to wait for a print edition to arrive in the mail. If you use an iPad for sheet music, you can download the file and import it to forScore.

Otherwise, print the pages you need using your own printer. That way, you can start learning the piece immediately.

Your arranger

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, arranger, and content creator. After seeing a lack of fun arrangements for flutes, I decided to fill that gap.

My experience playing the flute has made it easier to make arrangements playable. The last thing you want is to have to struggle to breathe or to have tons of notes that are impossible to play.

Who is this arrangement for?

This arrangement is for flute students, teachers, and flute choir directors. If you’re looking for some new chamber music, you can play with other flute players.

It’s also great for score study and comparing to the original. If you’re a composer looking to write for flutes, let this version guide you!

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital products. However, I will do my best to help you find a solution.

Can I preview the score?

Here’s a preview of the first page!

How can I buy the Mozart Quartet in D?

Download now!

Telemann 12 Fantasias (for Alto Flute)

Do you love playing the Telemann Fantasias for Flute? Would you like to play them on alto without them sounding in the incorrect keys?

Now’s your chance to download a transposed version of all 12 fantasias in one!

The alto flute is an amazing instrument, and it can be fun to play C flute pieces on it. Sure, you don’t have to transpose these unaccompanied works.

However, doing so can help you perform a more authentic version of the fantasia you want to learn.

In this version, the Telemann Fantasias are all written a fourth higher. That way, when you play the alto flute in G, the notes will sound a fourth lower.

Soon enough, you’ll be able play these solo or even with a friend. You can play the alto and the C flute, and you’ll sound in tune.

What You’ll Get

  • All 12 Telemann Fantasias (transposed up a fourth)
  • One convenient file
  • The ability to print the music or read it on an iPad
  • Unlimited downloads in case you lose the file
  • Bonus discount code to use on forScore and More

I had a fun time arranging these solos for the alto flute. If you’re looking to improve your playing with music you know, give these a try.

You can use them as a student, teacher, or performer.

Happy fluting!

Preview the music:

Who Is This Version of the Telemann Fantasias For?

This version of the Fantasias is for anyone who plays the alto flute. If you want to play more Baroque music on the instrument, give this edition a try.

Advanced players shouldn’t have a problem learning the music. However, it can take time to learn the different keys.

Do You Offer Returns?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer returns on digital sheet music. If you’re unhappy with the download, please email me at hannah(at) hannahbflute(dot)com.

I’ll do my best to resolve the situation!

I Have More Questions. What Do I Do?

Contact me via email, the contact page, or through Instagram DMs.

J.S. Bach Partita for Solo Flute (Alto Flute)

Have you played the J.S. Bach Partita for Solo Flute? Do you want to play the same piece on the alto flute?

While you can use the standard version, it will sound a fourth lower. To keep the standard pitch, I arranged a version specifically for the alto flute.

This version is a fourth higher to help compensate for the alto flute’s transposition. It’s a great choice for advanced players who want a little something new to try.

Since the alto flute is fairly new, there isn’t any Baroque music for it. But that changes when you include arrangements like this one.

Give it a try during your next practice session or lesson. Then, you can add it to a recital or simply play it for fun.

You’ll receive the score with all four movements. The movements have minimal editing to help you make artistic choices.

Listen to the Bach Partita arranged for alto flute.

Preview the score: