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Flute          Return to list of instruments
Flute The flute is a sweet, pure-toned wind instrument.

Despite the fact that the modern  flute is usually made of metal, it is considered the high-pitched member of the woodwind family. It is a hollow cylindrical tube, closed at one end, with holes and keys along it. The player blows a stream of air against a sharp edge from the side, but near the closed end of the tube. Early transverse (or side-blown) flutes date back to the 12th century. Other flutes, such as the recorder, are blown from the end.

It has a range of 3 octaves, starting at middle C.


Music featuring the Flute. Audio is available for 82 tunes for this instrument.
No.Name of WorkCategoryComposer
1 A Nightingale Sang in Berkely SquareJazzVarious
2 Annie LaurieFolk SongVarious
3 Away in a MangerSacredVarious
4 Begone Dull CareFolk SongVarious
5 Blue TangoShort PieceAnderson
6 Canon on Ravenscroft's PsalterSacredTallis
7 Cape Cod GirlsFolk SongVarious
8 Che Farò Senza Euridice from Orpheus and EuridiceOperaGluck
9 Cherry RipeSongVarious
10 Cockles and MusselsFolk SongVarious
11 Colonel Bogey MarchMarchVarious
12 Dance of the Blessed Spirits - from Orpheus and EuridiceBallet MusicGluck
13 Dance of the Hours, from La GiocondaBallet MusicPonchielli
14 Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'.Chamber MusicHaydn
15 Flute and Harp Concerto K299ConcertoMozart
16 Flute Concerto in D K 314 (also Oboe Concerto in C)ConcertoMozart
17 Flute Concerto in G K313ConcertoMozart
18 Flute Quartet in DChamber MusicBoccherini
19 Flute Quartet in D K285Chamber MusicMozart
20 Fountains of Rome - the Fountain of Valle Giulia at DawnTone PoemRespighi
21 God Rest You Merry GentlemenSacredVarious
22 GreensleevesFolk SongVarious
23 Interlude no.1 in F for Chamber OrchestraChamber MusicGomersall
24 Introduction et AllegroChamber MusicRavel
25 Jewels of the MadonnaOperaWolf-Ferrari
26 John Brown's BodyFolk SongVarious
27 John Peel (Do you ken John Peel)Folk SongVarious
28 La PalomaPopular SongsYradier
29 L'Après-midi d'une FauneTone PoemDebussy
30 L'Arlesienne Suites Nos 1 and 2.SuiteBizet
31 Le Cid Ballet Music.Ballet MusicMassenet
32 Les Bicyclettes de BelsizePopular SongsVarious
33 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.JazzGershwin
34 Lincolnshire PoacherFolk SongVarious
35 Memory from 'Cats'.Popular SongsLloyd-Webber
36 Minstrel Boy (The)Folk SongVarious
37 My Bonnie lies over the OceanFolk SongVarious
38 NormaOperaBellini
39 O Little Town of BethlehemSacredVarious
40 Pavane in F# Minor for orchestra Op 50Tone PoemFauré
41 Polovtsian Dances from Prince IgorTone PoemBorodin
42 PortsmouthFolk SongVarious
43 Prometheus Overture Op 43OvertureBeethoven
44 Rakoczy MarchMarchBerlioz
45 Ring-A-RosesNursery RhymesVarious
46 Sicilienne Op 78Short PieceFauré
47 Skye Boat SongFolk SongVarious
48 Spanish LadyPopular SongsVarious
49 Suite No.2 in B minor for flute and stringsSuiteBach
50 Swing Low Sweet ChariotFolk SongWallis
51 The Bells of AberdoveySongDibdin
52 The Harp that Once through Tara's HallsSongStevenson
53 There is a Tavern in the TownFolk SongVarious
54 Three Blind MiceNursery RhymesVarious
55 Three-Part Invention No.12 in AChamber MusicBach
56 Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano.Chamber MusicWeber
57 When Daisies PiedSongArne
58 Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid?Folk SongVarious
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