Jennifer Cluff ~ Flute Wedding

Canadian Flutist and Teacher





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Unaccompanied flute solos for weddings.


Ricky Lombardo's Flute Solo collection for weddings:

The Wedding Flutist Arranged by: Ricky Lombardo

Grade Levels 2 - 2.5 - 3 - 3.5 - 4                                        $21.95

This collection of 22 flute alone solos solves the problem of "What To Play" when asked to perform at a wedding with no accompaniment. Includes favorites and the most requested titles for the occasion. Many solos can easily be used for anniversary celebrations, business events, funerals, holiday gatherings, memorial or religious services and special family occasions. This book will be great for teachers wanting a supplement for lessons. Sure to become a staple in your library! Highly recommended!

Titles Include:

Air (from Suite #3 in D Major/Bach, Air (from the Water Music)/Handel, Allegro Maestoso (from the Water Music)/Handel, Amazing Grace/Newton, Arioso/Bach, Ave Maria/Gounod, Ave Maria/Schubert, Because/d'Hardelot, Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)/Wagner, Canon In "D"/Pachelbel, Dona Nobis Pacem/Anonymous, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Bach, O Perfect Love/Barnby, O Promise Me/Dekoven, Ode To Joy (from the Ninth symphony)/Beethoven, Salute D' Amour/Elgar, Sheep May Safely Graze/Bach, Simple Gifts/Traditional Shaker Hymn, To A Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches)/MacDowell, Trumpet Tune/Purcell, Trumpet Voluntary/Clarke, Wedding March (from Midsummer Night's Dream)/Mendelssohn

http://www.lombardomusic.com/fa.html


CD playalong for flute solo weddings:

Classics For Weddings a sheet music book published by Fentone Music, for solo flute, with CD backing tracks (piano) and piano score:

Listen to samples, see titles, and sample page from book:

http://www.encoremusic.com/flute/1040795.html


Celtic music for unaccompanied flute:

There are up to 40 Celtic tunes for solo flute in this great celtic flute book:
Jessica Walsh's "Celtic Music for Flute"


Also see:
www.fluteandguitar.com or www.fluteworld.com to buy.

You can perform these tunes unaccompanied or with CD (to play as duets with CD see):
walsh.htm

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Other celtic flute favourites:

 110 of Ireland's Best Tin Whistle Tunes  ~  a Mel Bay book
Also look online for:
Ashoken Farewell by Jay Unger
Down by the Sally Gardens (Irish)
Si Beag, Si Mor (Turlough O'Carolan/Irish)
Planxty Fanny Poer (O'Carolan/Irish)
Manx Lullabye
 
Many celtic tunes can be found online for free.


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Folk songs playable on flute alone:

(find these in any library under vocal music or on free sheetmusic sites on the net)
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Morning Has Broken
Simple Gifts
Greensleeves
Amazing Grace
Green Grow the Rushes Oh
Farewell Green Bushes
The Water is Wide
Wild Mountain Thyme
By the Waters of Babylon
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Hymns/Chorales:
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Be Thou My Vision (hymn)
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (hymn)
J.S.Bach Chorales (Wachet Auf etc.)
Handel: Air from the "Messiah" (He Shall Feed His Flock)
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Standard flute repertoire:
From: 36 Repertoire Pieces for Flute; compiled and edited by Donald Peck [Fischer]:
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Bach Arioso
Bizet's L'Arlesienne
Entr'acte from Bizet's Carmen
The Swan  Saint-Saens
Gounoud Meditation,
Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Faure: Sicillienne
Handel: Bouree
Handel: Giga, from "Sonata in F Major"
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Suggestions from general repertoire that folks will recognize:
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"Alla Danza" from the Water Music by Handel
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark) by Jeremiah Clarke
March from The Nutcracker
Spring from The Four Seasons
Scene from Swan Lake

Triumphal March from Aida
Here comes the bride - Wagner's Wedding March

Greensleeves
Minuets  by J.S. Bach
Gavotte by Gossec
J.S. Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Canon by Pachelbel (tricky to play on solo flute)
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Reverie Debussy
Seranade from Eine Kliene nachtmusk  Mozart

Amazing Grace
Hugarian Dances no. 5 Brahms
La Fille Aux Cheveus De Lin  Debussy
Wedding March from"Midsummer night's dream Mendelssohn

Many of the above can be found in Elena Duran's collection of French flute Music [check google], or Last Resort Intermediate Flute/Piano Solos. Some can even be found online as
free sheetmusic. Also check your local public library for books of wedding music intended for singers, or for piano. Many tunes can be quickly transposed for flute solos.

For books of flute wedding music with piano go to www.fluteworld.com and put wedding in as a search term under sheetmusic.

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Jen's personal faves for all occasions flute-solo:
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J.S. Bach Cello Suites (free online for violin in transcription, see: freemusic.htm ) 
 
J.S. Bach 24 Concert Studies (good deal if you buy CD-rom of all the etudes/methods and ensembles for flute, just $19 from www.cdsheetmusic.com look for woodwinds and then flute.)
 
J.S. Bach Handbook for Flutists (unaccompanied Bach from all kinds of suites both piano and violin) by Robert Stallman. 

Jay Unger: Ashokan Farewell from James Galway's LEGENDS book or:
Marin Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne

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Purchased separately, and played without accompaniment:
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL IN DIFFICULTY:

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Gaubert- Madrigal
CPE Bach- Poco Adagio from Sonata in a minor for solo flute
Debussy- Syrinx
Telemann- Rejouissance from Suite in a minor
Telemann- Fantasias for solo flute
Handel- 3rd movement from Sonata in F (Siciliano)
Bach- Sonata in Eb 2nd movement Siciliano
J.S. Bach- Sonata in a minor for unaccompanied flute- slow movement
Telemann  12 Fantasias
Poco adagio from CPE Bach's Sonata in a minor flute
Meditation from Thais by Massenet
Morceaux de Concours by Faure
Song Without Words by Richard Williams, pub:ALRY.
Richard Carlton Bayley's "Pastorale and Folk Dance" pub ALRY
 Koehler "Romantic Etudes ( Example: "In the Moonlight")
Pucccini "Oh my beloved Father" from opera Gianni Schicchi (sp?)
J.S. Bach: Allemande, from "Partita in A minor for Solo Flute"
Telemann: Allegro, from "Fantasia no. 2 in A minor"
Telemann: Spirituoso, from "Fantasia no. 8 in E minor"

 


Unaccompanied flute solo music appropriate for funeral services and memorials

Standard flute repertoire that works acapella:

All these standard pieces work as unaccompanied flute solos for a memorial or funeral

Slow movements from Baroque Sonatas and Concerti:

Example: Concerti slow mvmts. of Pergolesi, Tartini, Vivaldi, etc.

Also:

Handel- 3rd movement from Sonata in F (Siciliano)
Bach- Sonata in Eb 2nd movement Siciliano
J.S. Bach- Sonata in a minor for unaccompanied flute- slow movement
Telemann 12 Fantasias
Poco adagio from CPE Bach's Sonata in a minor flute
Meditation from Thais by Massenet
Morceaux de Concours by Faure
Bach Arioso
Bizet's L'Arlesienne
Entr'acte from Bizet's Carmen
The Swan Saint-Saens
Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Faure: Sicillienne or Hovhaness Sonata for flute alone (3rd movement).

Marias, Les Folies D'Espagne

Various Fantasy movements played lento.


Useful solo flute collections (books):

All these books work  as unaccompanied flute solos for a memorial or funeral

Ricky Lombardo's book for Solo Flute called "The Wedding Flutist" has many unaccompanied pieces that would work for memorials (Simple Gifts, Amazing Grace etc.).

Also very useful for all occasions:
J.S. Bach Cello Suites (free online for violin in transcription, see my free pdf sheetmusic links page here.

J.S. Bach 24 Concert Studies - These are etudes that can be played down the octave in a quiet setting. A sheetmusic deal can be had if you buy CD-rom of all the etudes/methods and ensembles for flute, just $19 from www.cdsheetmusic.com  or other local sheetmusic stores.

(To see index of the Cd-rom, click on linke and then click on woodwinds and then flute.) 

J.S. Bach Handbook for Flutists by Robert Stallman. - these are unaccompanied Bach menuets, preludes, gigues and sarabandes from all kinds of J.S. Bach suites both piano and violin sources. Beautifully transcribed and edited. 55 different pieces in one slim book. 

Hymns for memorial services:

All these hymns work  as unaccompanied flute solos for a memorial or funeral (please email me with more titles, thanks. J.)


Be Thou My Vision (hymn)
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (hymn)
J.S.Bach Chorales (Wachet Auf etc.)
Handel: Selected Arias from the "Messiah" (He Shall Feed His Flock)

K. Master suggests:

-Purcell's "When I am laid in earth" (vocal line)
- the melody lines of familiar hymns such as Morning Has Broken
and His Eye is on the Sparrow

Folk songs:

All these folk tunes work  as unaccompanied flute solos for a memorial or funeral

Morning Has Broken
Simple Gifts
Greensleeves
Amazing Grace
The Water is Wide
Wild Mountain Thyme

Celtic Music for solo flute:

All these celtic tunes work  as unaccompanied flute solos for a memorial or funeral


Ashoken Farewell by Jay Unger and Other selections by James Galway/Phil Coulter in the "Legends" song book.

Slow Irish Airs
Si Beag, Si Mor (Turlough O'Carolan/Irish) 
Planxty Fanny Poer (O'Carolan/Irish) 
Manx Lullabye


For books of solo flute music in the celtic style also see:

 http://www.jennifercluff.com/walsh.htm and

For links to some sources for celtic music for flute:

http://www.jennifercluff.com/celtic.htm


 

 

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