Flute Music Recordings and Sheet Music

'Flute' is the name of a family of woodwind musical instruments. Flutes don't employ reeds as other woodwinds do, instead producing their sound from the flow of air across its mouthpiece. They are the earliest known musical instruments. The instrument most commonly associated with the term 'flute' is the Western Concert Flute, a metallic transverse treble flute closed at the top. These derive from the old German flute, and were at first made of wood and employed simple mechanisms. The current form of the flute employs a key mechanism, size and placement of holes, and fingering system devised by Theobald Boehm in the 19th century. The modern concert flute is pitched in the key of C and has a range of three octaves. It is used not only in orchestral music but also in jazz, and folk-influenced genres.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Dressler's Selection of Beauties with Embellishments for the Flute Raphael Dressler Books Romantic
Excelsior Method for the Fife Carl Fischer Books Romantic
Flute School, Op.205 Wilhelm Popp Books Romantic
Gems of Ireland, Op.45 John Clifton Books Classical
Instructions for the Patent Flagelet George E. Blake Books Classical
Method for the Boehm Flute Joseph Henri Altès Books Romantic
Méthode pour la flûte Tranquille Berbiguier Books Classical
Méthode pour la flûte Louis François Philippe Drouet Books Romantic
Méthode pour la flûte traversiere Giuseppe Maria Cambini Books Classical
New and Complete Instructions for the Flute Raphael Dressler Books Classical
Nouvelle méthode de flute divisée en deux parties Amand Vanderhagen Books Classical
Nouvelle méthode théorique et prâtique pour la flûte Francois Devienne Books Classical
Synopsis Musicæ Thomas Cross Books Baroque
The Delightful Pocket Companion for the Flute Robert Bremner Books Baroque
The Flute Preceptor, Op.6 Jacob Wragg Books Classical
Canon and Gigue in D major (Flute quartet arr.) Johann Pachelbel Canon Baroque
26 Little Caprices, Op.37 Joachim Andersen Caprice Romantic
30 Caprices for Flute Solo, Op. 107 Sigfrid Karg-Elert Caprice Early 20th Century
Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon Johann Friedrich Reichardt Concerto Classical
Flute Concerto in F major, RV 434 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Baroque