My flutist and I will be giving a concert in the late winter.
My flutist and I really like the first selection from Josef Molnar’s “Fantasy on Japanese Folk Songs.” It is light in nature, not too difficult, and a crowd pleaser with a big ending. It also helps ad a muti-cultural element to a concert. Good luck!
I have had a good response to the “Intermezzo” from Carmen.It even has a second flute part, if you want to add a guest. I sometimes play flute duets with my flutist, after spending a few moments to harmonize the second flute part with a chord accompaniement. This can rescue you from the boredom of always playing a chordal accompaniement part to the flute’s beautiful melodic parts. Patrice Fisher
There is a marvelous modern flute and harp work by Charles Rochester Young, entitled “Song of the Lark.” It was written in 1989, I believe, and is based on a painting by the same title. There are three movements (slow, fast, slow), each around three minutes long. The first and last movements are very tonal and simply gorgeous. The middle movement (“Flight”) is fast and energetic, and calls for paper to be threaded through some of the strings on the harp for a “snappy” sound. It’s a great piece and a real crowd-pleaser. (The sheet music is available through fluteworld.com)
Have you tried the arrangement of “Naderman’s Seven Sonatines” by Paul Hurst for harp and flute duet?
The harp plays the Sonatines exactly how they were written by Naderman, Paul Hurst just made a flute part over all seven Sonatines.
It sounds gorgeous
Give it a try!
I’ve found some wonderful pieces. “Drei Tonstucke” by Willy Hess is wonderfully melodic and well written. “Arioso”-Bach/Owens is a gorgeous harp part with a great bass line, along with “Suite in D Major”-Hotteterre/Owens. Also nicely written for harp. Alot of movements, suitable for prelude music for a wedding ceremony.
A very beautiful piece is “Intermezzo” from H. Andriessen. It’s a very poetic piece and it’s written very well for both instruments.
You could also try some sonatas from Spohr for violin and harp. Sometimes, the flute has to play an octave higher, but that’s quite rare. Op.113 and the sonata in c minor are very beautiful and suitable. The Op.113 is very difficult for harp, the sonata in c minor is much easier. Especially the first movement of the sonata in c minor is very beautiful. Then there’s the beautiful “Morceau de concours” from Faure, which sounds great on harp. He has also written “Fantaisie”, but the second part of this one is very hard on harp, with many pedals. And of course, you can play Berceuse, Sicilienne and Apres un reve (tr.)
Chopin’s variations on “non piu mesta” from “La cenerentola” (Rossini) is very easy for harp and virtuoso for the flutist.
Well, this response is very late, but maybe other harpists can use it.
One of my favourites is Faur?’s Berceuse. It is somewhat pedally, but worth
the effort. The “Hamburger” Sonata by C.P.E. Bach works very well, with a few
adaptations, for the harp even though it is written for a keyboard instrument.
There is a lovely Sonata for flute and harp by Krumpholz, with 3 movements.
A lot of songs and arias can be adapted. I have a great version of Faur?’s
Pavane, too, from a guitar and flute transcription.
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