Variations on Danse Macabre for Flute

Danse Macabre is one of the spookiest, most famous orchestral works. But if you don’t have an orchestra to play with, you can play a flute version.

I arranged Variations on Danse Macabre to make it a bit more fun. This edition starts with the main theme and includes two variations before repeating the theme in the last movement.

To help write those variations, I actually played through the ideas. Then, I put the best ideas onto the paper (or computer).

You won’t get any crazy lines that are impossible to play.

What You’ll Get:

  • Digital download
  • Theme
  • Two variations

Why This Edition

This edition is written for solo flute by a flute player. I used my flute playing to help create a few variations that sound good and are enjoyable to play.

Because no one wants music that’s impossible to play.

And who wants to deal with music written by someone who obviously doesn’t understand the instrument they’re writing for? That’s inexcusable.

Your Arranger

I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist and arranger/composer. I’ve seen a lot of horrendous flute parts to know that we need more flute players writing for the instrument.

But I’m also someone who doesn’t have easy access to an orchestra. Or when I do, I don’t get to choose the repertoire.

So I decided to take one of my favorite orchestra pieces and write it for solo flute. I wanted to add the variations to make this edition a bit more unique.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, I don’t offer refunds on digital downloads. Don’t hesitate to email me if you have a problem.

Can I preview the music?

Of course! Here’s a preview image:

Danse Macabre preview

How can I buy the music?

Download your copy now!

Studies on Carnival of the Animals for Flute

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:

  • The Aquarium
  • Voliere (you know the one)
  • The Swan

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.

Your Arranger

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!

What do the etudes sound like?

Listen to me playing them:

How can I buy the music?

Download your copy now!

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!

J.S. Bach 15 Inventions for 2 Flutes

Are you looking for some fun flute duets? If you’re a fan of Baroque music, you’ll love this adaptation of 15 Inventions by J.S. Bach.

The pieces were originally for solo piano, but the work well as flute duos. You can learn one of the inventions or work through the entire book.

They make for great performance pieces. However, you can also use them to practice sight reading with your students or other flute players.

What You’ll Get:

  • 15 duets
  • Score and parts (64 pages total)
  • Digital download for immediate use

Import your PDF into forScore or your favorite sheet music reader. If you don’t use an iPad, print off the entire file or only the piece you want to learn.

Why Download This Version

As a flute player, I pride myself in my understanding of the instrument. I focus on composing and arranging for instruments I actually play.

That way, I can make sure the pieces I publish will work well. I’ve gone through these pieces to help with that.

I’m also passionate about not overediting Baroque music. For that reason, you can make your own marks in your copy of the sheet music.

And of course, the digital file format means you’ll get your music right away. You won’t have to wait for shipping to start learning something new.

Preview the sheet music:

Listen to one of the duets:


Download your copy now!

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!