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We are proud to announce that all the following titles were awarded Honorable Mention in Finals in the National Flute Association New Publications Competition 2001 and 2002 where shown.
Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin

Magnetic Rag (Click picture to hear and play an extract) NFA 2001 and 2002

by Scott Joplin.
Tuneful and challenging to play.  This is one of our Scott Joplin Collection series.  Not for beginners but intermediate performers upwards will get a lot of satisfaction playing this.   Intermediate level, Grade 4 upwards.
Gymnopedies by Erik Satie

Gymnopedies (All three.) NFA 2001 and 2002

by Eric Satie
These haunting melodies have been favourites for years.  All three Gymnopedies are included  and are particularly suitable for near beginners upwards. Slow music often appears easy but takes good technique to make it sound good.
Roseburd March - Joplin

Rosebud March NFA 2001 and 2002

by Scott Joplin
A lively, swinging  "Carnival" march.  As tuneful as all Scott Joplin's works, this lively march is not difficult and will suit all players from intermediate level up.
Solace by Scott Joplin

Solace  "A Mexican Serenade" NFA 2001

by Scott Joplin
This beautiful, haunting tango, the only one that Scott Joplin composed, was made famous when used in the sound track of the 1970's film "The Sting", starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. You'll love it, especially if you play it really slowly.
Weeping Willow - Scott Joplin

Weeping Willow NFA 2001 and 2002

by Scott Joplin
Wistful and melodic, with catchy, memorable melodies, this is a treat to play.  Like all Scott Joplin's ragtime numbers, best played nice and slowly to bring out the harmonies.  Intermediate level upwards, challenging and satisfying to play.
Teddy Bears Picnic for Flute

The Teddy Bears Picnic NFA 2001

Bratton arranged  Downing & Moore
What can you say about this wonderful old favourite?  It's been around for years on the piano, but NOW we have it for flute. We have also arranged it for ensembles.

The following titles were not prizewinners, alas, yet they are still great music:

Nocturne by Joh Field - Flut solo

Nocturne No. 1 

 by John Field.
Credited with creating the Nocturne, Field's delightful melody is challenging and rewarding to play.  Intermediate level.
To a Water Lily by Edward MacDowell - flute solo

To a Water Lily Selected for Grade 4 Trinity Spring 2003

by Edward MacDowell.
This delightful tone poem is from Edward MacDowell's Woodland Sketches.  His "To A Wild Rose" is perhaps too well known, as a result many of his other compositions have been passed over for transcription.  
12 Little Pieces - Haydn - Flute Solo

Twelve Little Pieces 

by Joseph Haydn. Review
Short, tuneful pieces, of varying difficulty from easy to challenging. Originally written for the piano, this music transcribes well to the flute, covering the whole range of the instrument.
Ah vous dirai-je Maman  - Mozart - flute solo

Twelve Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman"

by W.A. Mozart. With piano accompaniment on CD.
Mozart's variations on an old French song, later used for "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Originally written for the piano, Originally written for the piano, these variations transcribe well to make a challenging solo for the flute.


by Scott Joplin.
Eugenia is a gentle, strolling, "sashaying" number - imagine you are sauntering arm in arm with your heart's delight on a lovely sunny afternoon.  Intermediate level.
The Nonpareil - Scott Joplin - Flute Solo

The Nonpareil (The Unequalled)

by Scott Joplin.
This ragtime number is unusual for Scott Joplin in that he features four separate melodies rather than reprising the first melody.  As usual, the tunes are lilting and memorable. For intermediate to advanced players.
Sonata in F Minor - Ruth Taylor - Flute solo

Sonata in F Minor

by Ruth Taylor.
A lovely sonata in the Baroque style with modern overtones, by a young composer from Manchester, England.
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