Student Solo List

Links


Sheet Music Sources

 

This is a comprehensive list of solos that I am very familiar with & have worked on with many students. Classification is taken from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML)For UIL movement, edition, & book specifications, you can look them up at the PML listing on the left.  Please note that solos in the unaccompanied list are to be played without piano accompaniment, & I have recorded most of these at home for student reference.  I have also included many excerpts of common solos. If you want to hear more excerpts of other solos, you can hear some sound clips of various performers by searching on Amazon. If you would like to hear the entire piece, you can hear many of them on Rhapsody or iTunes, & I also have select movements with links from YouTube.  I will include more links over time. Although these recordings are great resources, please note that it is highly advised to listen to multiple recordings!

 

* Since 2010, I have included links to PDF files of select available solos directed from the IMSLP & Flute Tunes websites. Should you decide to perform one of these pieces, the parts are to serve as practice parts, but you must buy the originals to perform at UIL contest.

 

Flute teachers: If you'd like to send this link to your students, you're more than welcome,  just let me know!

 

 

Flute Solos

 

Advanced Level (Class 1) - High School

 

Unaccompanied Solos - no pianist needed; listed in order of increasing difficulty
 
Debussy - Syrinx, YouTube
Honegger - Danse de La Chevre *MP3*
JS Bach - Partita in A minor, Allemande PDF, Courante PDF, YouTube
CPE Bach - Sonata in A minor, *Poco Adagio, MP3 - 3rd mvt*
Telemann - 12 Fantasias for Flute, *A major, B minor, D minor, D major*
Muczynski - 3 Preludes, *MP3*
Dorff - August Idyll, YouTube
Ibert - Piece, YouTube
Hindemith - Acht Stucke, *MP3*
Hoover - Kokopelli, YouTube
Paganini - Caprice No. 23, YouTube
Paganini - Caprice No. 24, YouTube
Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata in F#, *MP3*, IMSLP
Liebermann - Soliloquy, YouTube
Bozza - Image, YouTube
 
State Solo - unmemorized list; these are typically more difficult & recommended for players at the Area/All-State level

 

Feld - Sonata, mvt 1
Gaubert - Sonata 1
Gaubert - Sonata 3, YouTube - mvt 1 & 3
Martinu - Sonata, 1st mvt, 3rd mvt
Milhaud - Sonatine
Muczynski - Sonata, *MP3 - mvt 3, MP3 - mvt 4*
Piston - Sonata
Prokofiev - Sonata, mvt 1, mvt 2, mvt 4
Reinecke - Sonata "Undine", mvt 1
Taktakishvili - Sonata, mvt 1, mvt 3
 
Smart Music - solos with accompaniment available on the computer program

 

** solos marked with 2 asterisks are more difficult & recommended for players at the Region, Area & All-State levels

JS Bach - Sonatas (6 total)
JS Bach - Sonata in C major, *YouTube*
JS Bach - Suite in B minor
CPE Bach - Sonata in G, "Hamburger" *2nd movement*
Bloch - Suite Modale  *mp3, mvts 1 & 3*
Burton - Sonatina *mp3 soundclip*
Busser - Prelude et Scherzo
Chaminade - Concertino
Copland - Duo
** Doppler - Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, YouTube
** Dutilleux - Sonatine
Duvernoy - Concertino
Dvorak - Sonatina Op. 100
Enesco - Cantabile & Presto *soundclip*
Faure - Fantasie, *mp3 soundclip*
Ganne - Andante et Scherzo, *soundclip*
Gaubert - Fantasie, YouTube
Gaubert - Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando, *mp3 soundclip*
** Griffes - Poem, YouTube
Handel - Sonata III in G major, *soundclip*
Handel - Sonata IV in C major, *soundclip*
Handel - Sonata VI in B minor, *soundclip*
Haydn - Concerto in D
Hindemith - Sonata
** Ibert - Concerto, YouTube
Kennan - Night Soliloquy
** Martin - Ballade, YouTube
Mozart - Andante in C major *mp3 soundclip*
Mozart - Concerto in D, *mvt 1 soundclip, mvt 3 soundclip*
Mozart - Concerto in G *mvt 1 soundclip, mvt 3 soundclip*
Mozart - Rondo in D Major, YouTube
Muczynski - Sonata
Perilhou - Ballade *soundclip*
Poulenc - Sonata *mvt 1 soundclip*, *mvt 2 soundclip*
Prokofiev - Sonata in D, op. 94
Quantz - Concerto in G *mvt 1 soundclip, mvt 3 soundclip*
Reinecke - Sonata Undine
Saint-Saens - Airs de Ballet d' Ascanio
Stamitz - Concerto in G major
Taffanel - Andante Pastorale et Scherzettino
Telemann - Suite in A minor *soundclip*, Listen to entire Suite

 

Other - High School solos that would need to be memorized for UIL State contest only & not available on Smart Music

 

JS Bach - Sonata in G minor
Anderson - Alla Mazurka *soundclip*
Anderson - Barcarolle *soundclip*
Anderson - Chant Pastorale *soundclip*
Beethoven - Serenade, Op. 8 *soundclip*
Boccherini - Concerto *soundclip*
Chopin - Variations *soundclip*
Dello Joio - Suite *soundclip*
Godard - Waltz *soundclip*
Gretry - Concerto in C major *soundclip*
Harlos - Sonata Rubata *soundclip*
** Hue - Fantaisie *soundclip*
** Jacob - Concerto YouTube
Koehler - Papillon
Kuhlau - 3 Grand Solos, No. 1, No. 2, or No.3
Le Clair - Gigue
Loeillet - Adagio & Gigue
Loeillet - Sonata in E minor
Molique - Andante
Mouquet - La Flute de Pan
Reinecke - Ballade
Roussel - Joueurs de Flute
Rutter - Suite Antique
Tulou - Introduction & Variations on a Theme of                              Rossini
Vivaldi - Sonatas
Widor - Sonata

 

Compilations

24 Short Concert Pieces
Flute Music of the Baroque
Flute Music by French Composers

 

Piccolo Solos


Bartok - Suite for Piccolo *soundclip*
Bliss - Rima *soundclip*
Bottje - Concertino *soundclip*
Broughton - Concerto (2nd mvt) *soundclip*
Dorff - Sonatine de Giverny
Jones - Sonata Piccola
La Montaine - Sonata (* does not need to be memorized for State Contest) *soundclip*
Persichetti - Parable (unaccompanied)
Vivaldi - Concerto in A minor *soundclip*
Vivaldi - Concerto in C major (* available on Smart Music) *soundclip*
Zaninelli - Three Scenes (Birds)

 

 

Class 1/Advanced - Middle School

The following are solos I would suggest for advanced 7th & 8th grade students (more links available above):


JS Bach - Partita in A minor  *soundclip*, Sarabande PDF, Bouree Anglaise PDF
JS Bach - Sonata in C major  *soundclip*
JS Bach - Sonata in Eb major  *soundclip*
JS Bach - Suite in B minor  *soundclip*
Debussy - Syrinx, *Download PDF*
Franck - Sonata, mvt 4
Honegger - Danse de La Chevre *download mp3*, YouTube
Le Clair - Gigue  *soundclip*
Koehler - Papillon*soundclip*
Loeillet - Adagio & Gigue
Massenet - Meditation from Thais, YouTube
Saint-Saens - Airs de Ballet d' Ascanio
Telemann - Suite in A minor, Overture *soundclip*

 

Intermediate Level (Class 2) - 7th & 8th grade

 

Anderson - Scherzino, *download mp3*
JS Bach - Invention No. 8 in F major PDF
JS Bach - Suite in B minor, select movements
Beethoven - Turkish March PDF *also suggested for piccolo players*
Bizet - 2nd Minuet de L'ArlesienneYouTube, *mp3*
Boisdeffre - Orientale, op. 31, YouTube
Caplet - Petite Valse YouTube
DonJon - Adagio NobileYouTube
DonJon - Offertoire, op. 12 YouTube
DonJon - Pan YouTube, *download mp3*
Faure - Morceau de Concours YouTube
Faure - Sicilienne, YouTube
Franck - Sonata, mvt 1
Gaubert - Madrigal
Gluck - Minuet & Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Godard - Allegretto, op. 116, *download mp3*
Godard - Idylle, op. 116, YouTube
Grieg - Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, PDF, YouTube
Joncieres - Hungarian Serenade, YouTube
Handel - Sonata V in F major; mvts 1 & 2 or mvts 3 & 4
Marcello - Sonata in F major, PDF, Mvt 2 Allegro PDF
Mozart - Andante (Piano Sonata No. 1), YouTube Clip
Mozart - Adagio from Flute Quartet in D, YouTube
Mozart - Concerto in D major, 2nd mvt, YouTube
Pessard - Andalouse, *mp3*
Poulenc - Sonata, 2nd mvt, YouTube
Telemann - Sonatas
Telemann - Sonata in F major*also suggested for piccolo players*
Telemann - Suite in A minor, select movements Listen

 

 

Beginner Level (Class 3) - 1 to 2 years

Note: These PDF links have midi soundclips on the page

 

JS Bach - Sonata IV in C major (Minuet & Trio) PDF
JS Bach - Menuet *mp3 in F major*, *mp3 in G major*, G major PDF
JS Bach - Menuet I & II from Suite No. 1 in C major PDF
JS Bach - Minuet from Flute Suite No. 2 in B minor PDF
Beethoven - Minuet No. 2 in G major PDF, YouTube
Beethoven - Minuet in G major YouTube
Gossec - Gavotte PDF, YouTube
Gossec - Gavotte from Don Juan YouTube
Gretchaninoff - First Waltz YouTube
Handel - Sonata in G major, Bourree PDF & Menuetto PDF, Bourree - YouTube
Handel - Petite Gavotte *mp3*
Hauser - Song Without Words
Haydn - Allegro in C major *mp3*
Haydn - Serenade in C major (from String Quartet in F major), PDF, YouTube
Kuhlau - Menuett in F major YouTube
Miaskovsky - 2 Russian Songs YouTube
Mozart - Menuett Paysanne YouTube, *mp3*
Saint-Saens - The Swan from "Carnival of the Animals PDF
Schubert - Round Dance

Tchaikovsky - The Lonely Birch Tree YouTube

Tchaikovsky - Theme from Swan Lake YouTube