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Scores Flute Grade 1 to 4

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Les anges dans nos campagnes - Ensemble de flûtes et 2 harpes - TRADITIONNEL FRANÇAIS

Angels We Have Heard on High (Flute Ensemble)

Traditionnel Français

Ensemble Flûtes Harpe Piano

7.90€

Mon beau Sapin - Ensemble de Flûtes - TRADITIONNEL ALLEMAND

Mon beau Sapin

Traditionnel Allemand

Ensemble Flûtes

6.90€

Les oiseaux font le printemps - Duo de Flûtes - DEQUEANT B.

Les oiseaux font le printemps

Bernard Dequéant

Duo de Flûtes

3.90€

5 Airs de Noël - Flûte é Harpe/Piano - Traditionnel

5 Christmas Airs

Traditionnel

Duo Flûte Harpe

6.90€

C'est la fête au bois - Trio de Flûtes - DEQUEANT B.

C'est la fête au bois (Flutes)

Bernard Dequéant

Trio Flute

5.90€

Sur la route - Duo de Guitares ou Flûte & Guitare - BOULET H.

Sur la route

Hervé Boulet

Duo de Guitares ou Flûte & Guitare

4.90€

El Ball - Trio Flûtes et Guitare - Traditionnel

El Ball

Traditionnel Espagnol

Trio Flûtes et Guitare

4.90€

La Pastoreta - Trio Flûtes et Guitare - Traditionnel

La Pastoreta

Traditionnel Espagnol

Trio Flûtes et Guitare

4.90€

Symphonie du Nouveau Monde (Largo) - Flûte et Piano - DVORAK A.

Largo from Symphony No. 9

Anton Dvorak

Flûte et Piano

3.90€

Endormi sur l'océan - Duo Flûte Piano - CARBONNEAUX B.

Endormi sur l'océan

Bertrand Carbonneaux

Duo Flûte Piano

5.90€


The flute is one of the oldest and most widely used wind instruments. The forerunners of the modern transverse flute were wooden transverse flutes without keys, similar to modern fife instruments. These were later modified to include between one and eight holes for chromatic notes.

Keyless transverse flutes continue to be used in folk music, particularly Irish traditional music, as well as in baroque (and earlier) music concerts.

Medieval flutes (1000-1400)

Throughout the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transverse flutes were very rare in Europe, with the recorder dominating. The transverse flute arrived in Europe from Asia via the Byzantine Empire, where it migrated to Germany and France. These flutes are known as "German flutes" to distinguish them from others, such as the recorder. The flute was used in court music, along with the viol, and was used in secular music scores, but only in France and Germany. The first literary appearance of the transverse flute is made in 1285 by Adenet the King in a list of instruments he played. After that, a period of 70 years follows, where there are few references to the flute.

Renaissance in the 17th century

From the 1470s onwards, a military revival in Europe led to a renaissance of the flute. The Swiss army used flutes for signalling, which helped the flute to spread throughout Europe. At the end of the 16th century, flutes began to appear in court and theatre music.

After the court music of the 16th century, flutes began to appear in scores for chamber ensembles. These flutes are often used as tenor voices. However, flutes vary greatly in size and range. This makes transposition necessary, which led flutists to use the Main guidonienne (used by singers and other musicians since their introduction in the 11th century) to transpose the music more easily.

By the 16th and early 17th centuries in Europe, the transverse flute was available in several sizes, forming a kind of consort in much the same way as recorders and other instruments. At this stage, the transverse flute is usually made in one section (or two for the larger sizes) and has a cylindrical bore. As a result, this flute has a rather sweet sound and a limited range and is mainly used in "sweet consort" compositions.

The dimensions and key system of the modern western flute and its close relatives are almost entirely the work of the great flutist, composer, acoustician and silversmith Theobald Boehm, who patented his system in 1847. It was immediately popular, and within a few years had spread throughout the world. Minor additions and variations on his key system are common, but the acoustic structure of the tube remains almost exactly as he designed it. The major innovations were the change from wood to metal, the large bore of the straight tube, the parabolic conical head boreThe major innovations were the change from wood to metal, the large straight tube bore, the parabolic tapered head bore, the very large keyed tone holes and the linked key system which makes fingering a little easier. The most important deviations from Boehm's original description are the universal elimination of the "crutch" for the left hand and the almost universal adoption of Briccialdi's thumb-key mechanism. Boehm's key system, with minor variations, is considered the most efficient of all modern wind instruments, allowing trained players to play their scores with ease and extraordinary velocity and brilliance in all keys.

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