Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spanish Music for Flute, Harp & Strings

Question: I'm searching for Spanish chamber music for a combination of harp, flute and strings. Any suggestions? Something similar to Piece en forme de Habanera by Ravel would be great. Thanks.

Jen's research:
Overview of Spanish Composers
Spanish Composers Public Domain (free) sheetmusic in pdf

Possible Spanish flute-harp-strings works found:

Manuel Moreno Buendía
Suite popular española (flute, harp, viola)

14- I Divertimento (1:33)
15 - II Fantasy /Fantasía (2:09)
16 - III Dance / Danza (2:20)
17 - IV Nocturne / Nocturno (1:56)
18 - V Rondo / Rondó (2:33)

Listen to this work.


Prelude, marine et chansons by Joseph Guy Ropartz for flute, violin, viola and cello

Sheetmusic for this work.

European PD free sheetmusic

Flute and harp:
Granados: Andaluza

Sheetmusic for this work.
3 Spanish Watercolours, Composer: Maj Sonstevold
Listen to this work online here.

3 Spanske akvareller (Spanish Water Colours)
I. Gualdal Quivir
II. Guadiana
III. Tajo

Available from:
Music Information Centre Norway
P.O. Box 2674 Solli
Tel: +47 2327 6300
Fax: +47 2327 6301

Jacques Ibert: Entracte for flute and harp

Sheetmusic for this work

Flute and strings

Composer : CALIENDO
Title : Sincerita
Publisher : Caliendo World Music Publishing Inc
Grade : 2+
Sheetmusic for this work.
The passionate influence of the Flamenco school combines with American classical
jazz in a rhythmically complex and dynamic composition.


Moszkowski Five Spanish Dances
(not my personal fave says Jen)
Sheetmusic for this work.

Piazzolla - Oblivion for flute, cello and piano
Sheetmusic for this South American/American work.

Spanish composers: transcription possibilities

Granados (free sheetmusic) mostly piano works:,_Enrique

Arriaga (free sheetmusic) String quartet:,_Juan_Cris%C3%B3stomo_de)

Breton (free sheetmusic) String quartet & piano trio:,_Tom%C3%A1s),_Tom%C3%A1s)

Sound samples of Thomas Breton's string quartet.

De Falla: (free sheetmusic):,_Manuel_de

Good luck with your search.
This is a groovy sounding chamber combination, and I'm looking forward to finding other similar works myself for flute, cello and piano for my own concerts next season.
So comments with more pieces of Spanish music very welcome!
Best, Jen