Virtuosa Flute Solos Database

Flute solos by Women Composers

Below is the full Virtuosa Flute Solos database, with pieces arranged in alphabetical order by composer’s last name. Click on the header bars to reorganize columns by year of composition or publisher, or use the search bar to look up specific keywords (note: only cells containing your exact text will show up as results).

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Jean AhnBlush2019For solo woodwind – flute, oboe, clarinet, or saxophoneArrangeMe / Hal Leonard
Caroline AnsinkEpitaph fur Mariusb. 1959Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Claude ArrieuConcerto in G Major1946Piano reductionBoosey & Hawkes
Claude ArrieuSonatine1944Claude Arrieu was the pen name for Louise Marie SimonEditions Amphion
Emma Louise AshfordAt Sunset1850-1930Use the arrangement for violin & guitar (originally for organ)Public Domain
Francine AubinNocturne2008Gerard Billaudot
Francine AubinValse de l’Aiglon1938-2016Editions Robert Martin
Grażyna BacewiczSonata for Flute & Piano1909-1969Special import to US (available via Hal Leonard)Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
Maya BadianEchoes1996Canadian Music Centre
Elsa BarraineElegie et Ronde1936Prix de Rome winner; member of Front National des Musiciens with Poulenc & Dutilleux Alphonse Leduc
Sarah BassingthwaighteLeft Behind2021Unaccompanied flute, left hand only; extended techniques include harmonics and whistle tones; recording on publisher’s SoundcloudALRY Publications
Wilhelmine von BayreuthSonata in a minor1730Eldest sister of Frederick the Great; patron & mentor to Anna Bon di VeneziaFurore Verlag
Amy BeachLa Fée de la Fontaine1907from Les Rêves de Columbine, Op. 65; originally for piano soloInternational Music Co.
Amy BeachSonata in a minor, Op. 341896Originally for violin; transcribed by Alexa StillInternational Opus
Leopoldine BlahetkaVariations, Op. 391835Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Mel BonisAir Vaudois1916Studied w/Cesar Franck at the Paris ConservatoryEdition Kossack
Mel BonisAndante et Allegro, Op. 1331929European publisher – special order to USEdition Kossack
Mel BonisPièce. Op. 1891880sIncluded in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Mel BonisScherzo Op. Posth. 187UndatedFinal movement of a lost sonata; found by family after her death in 1937Edition Kossack
Mel BonisSelected Pieces1890s4 pieces arranged for flute & piano: Près de ruisseau, Pensées d’automne, Meditation, and ViennoiseForton Music
Mel BonisSonata Op. 64 in c# minor1904Changed her name from “Melanie” to sound more gender-neutralEdition Kossack
Mel BonisUne Flûte Soupire, Op. 1211936Edition Kossack
Lili BoulangerBoulanger: Complete Flute Works1893-19184 short pieces for flute or violin: D’un matin de printemps, Nocturne, Cortège, and PièceEdition Schott
Lili BoulangerCortège1914For violin or flute and piano; published as “Deux Morceaux” with NocturneInternational Music Company
Lili BoulangerD’un Matin de Printemps1917Lili’s character pieces can also be performed together as movementsPublic Domain
Lili BoulangerNocturne1911Originally for violinPublic Domain
Lili BoulangerPièce1910Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Clarisse Bourdeney3 Egologues, Op. 611912For Flute & PianoPublic Domain
Anne BoydGoldfish Through Summer Rain1979Australian composerFaber Editions
Therese BrenetLynx1935 –20th century, French schoolMusik Fabrik Music Publishing
Dora BrightRomance and Seguidilla1891Trübcher Music Editions
Christine BrucknerTsetonob. 1967Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Teresa CarreñoMi Teresita 1896Latina composer; use violin transcription under “transcriptions” tab in IMSLP. Also published as “Keiner Waltzer”Public Domain
Nicole ChamberlainAsphyxia2016Unaccompanied flute; extended techniques include multiphonics, jet whistles, and pitch bendsSpotted Rocket
Cécile ChaminadeAir de Ballet, Op. 301911Transcribed for flute & piano (originally for piano solo)Public Domain
Cécile ChaminadeAutomne, Op. 35, No. 2)1893Arr. by Trevor Wye for flute & piano (orig. piano solo)Falls House Press
Cécile ChaminadeConcertino, Op. 1071902Public Domain
Cécile ChaminadePastorale Enfantine, Op. 121898Transcribed for flute or violin & piano (orig. piano solo)Public Domain
Cécile ChaminadePièce Romantique, Op. 91897Transcribed for flute & piano (originally for piano solo)Éditions Durand
Cécile ChaminadeSérénade aux Etoiles, Op. 1421911Also included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Public Domain
Cécile ChaminadeSérénade Espagnole, Op. 1501904For violin & piano, but within flute rangePublic Domain
Cécile ChaminadeThree Pieces for Flute and Piano1892-1911Ed. Graham Bastable; pieces can be performed together or as a suite. Includes Sérénade aux Etoiles, Op. 142; Mignonne; and Thème Varié, Op. 89International Music Company
Cécile ChaminadeThree Pieces for Flute and Piano1900sArr. Dana Joras; pieces can be performed individually or together as a suite. Includes L’Ondine, Op. 101; La Lisonjera, Op. 50; and Valse, Op. 77, No. 2ALRY Publications
Cécile ChaminadeToccata, Op. 391887Originally for solo piano; fast, virtuosic show pieceInternational Music Company
Cécile ChaminadeVillanelle1894Originally for voice and piano in F majorInternational Music Company
Chen YiThe Golden Flute1997Theodore Presser
Chen YiMemory2010Originally for violinTheodore Presser
Chen YiThree Bagatelles from China West2005Duet for flute & piano; inspired by Chinese folk musicTheodore Presser
Gloria CoatesPhantomb. 1938Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Valerie ColemanDanza de la Mariposa2011Theodore Presser
Valerie ColemanWish2015Sonatine for flute & pianoTheodore Presser
Avril Coleridge-TaylorIdylle, Op.211923Composer’s full name: Gwendolen Avril Coleridge-TaylorBoosey & Hawkes
Ruth CrawfordDiaphonic Suite1930For solo flute or oboeMerion Music
Sophia DussekSonata for Pianoforte, Op. 11793Piano sonata accompanied by flute or violin; first published in 1995Hildegard Publishing
Dorothee EberhardtTraumeb. 1952Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-GramattéBerceuse1899-1974For flute and pianoPlangere Editions
Katherine EggarIdyll1910Active member of the feminist movement in LondonALRY Publications
Cynthia FolioArca Sacra1954 –For solo fluteHildegard Publishing
Peggy Glanville-HicksSonatina1938Australian composer; flute/treble recorder & piano; PDS version availableEdition Schott
Clémence de GrandvalSuite de Morceaux18765 movements; a great substitution for the Widor SuitePublic Domain
Clémence de GrandvalValse Mélancolique1898For flute and harp; composer is also known as Marie GrandvalPublic Domain
Maria GrenfellFour Pooh Stories1992Based on the stories of A.A. Milne; for solo fluteCentre For New Zealand Music
Maria GrenfellMaui Tikitiki a Taranga1998Concerto for flute and orchestra in 3 movements; depicts stories of the demigod MauiCentre For New Zealand Music
Lita GrierSonata1956Ldg Music Publishing
Sofia GubaidulinaAllegro Rustico & Sounds of the Forest1963Sikorski
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre6 Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord1707Contemporary of Francois Couperin; adopted the style of CorelliPublic Domain
Jane Mary Guest6 Sonatas, Op. 11783Sonatas for keyboard accompanied by flute or violin; dedicated to the Queen of Great BritainPublic Domain
Amanda HarbergCourt Dances2017Theodore Presser
Barbara HellerParlano1993Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Jennifer HigdonAutumn Reflection1994LGBTQ+ composerLawdon Press
Jennifer HigdonFlute Poetic2006LGBTQ+ composerLawdon Press
Jennifer Higdonrapid*fire1992LGBTQ+ composer; for unaccompanied flute; extended techniques include flutter tonguing and harmonicsLawdon Press
Augusta HolmèsTrois Petites Pièces1847-1903Chanson, Clair de lune, and GigueTux People’s Music
Katherine HooverMedieval Suite1996Theodore Presser
Miriam HydeDancing Shadows1913-2005Australian composer; post-romantic style; available in US through FluteWorldAustralian Musc Centre
Miriam HydeFlute Sonata1962Australian publisher; PDF download optionWirripang Pty Ltd
Adina IzarraEl Amolador1992Latina composerLatin American Frontiers International Publishers
Libby LarsenAubade1982For unaccompanied fluteE. C. Schirmer Music Company
Liza LimBioluminescence2019Australian Music Centre
Allison Loggins-HullHomeland2018Extended techniques: pitch bends, slides, and timbral trillsFlutronix Publishing
Ivana LoudováSuite for Solo Fluteb. 1941G Schirmer, Inc.
Phyllis LoukeSpirit of the Stallion2013Two Native American Landscapes for Flute Alone; dedicated to Charles Littleleaf, Native American flutist & traditional flute makerTheodore Presser
Emilie MayerNotturno, Op. 481812-1883Originally for violinNaama Neuman
Emilie MayerSonata in D Major1812-1883Originally for violinFurore Verlag
Cecilia McDowallThe Moon Dances2013Commissioned by Susan MilanHunt Edition
Catherine McMichaelA Cottage Collectionb. 1954Trillium, Ros Botham (Rose Cottage) and As She Was arranged for flute and pianoALRY Publications
Fanny MendelssohnSchwanenlied1846Originally for voicePublic Domain
Angela MorleyValse Bleue2004LGBTQ+ composerNovello
Laura NetzelBerceuse, Op. 691900Published under the pen name “N. Lago”; for flute or violinPublic Domain
Laura NetzelColibri, Op. 721912For flute or violinPublic Domain
Laura NetzelHumoresque, Op. 371896For violin; playable on the flutePublic Domain
Laura NetzelSuite, Op. 331900Dedicated to Paul TaffanelPublic Domain
Judy NishimuraMood Swingsb. 1953Published in collection “21st Century Masterworks – 11 Pieces for Flute Alone”ALRY Publications
Gabriela OrtizAlejandrías Sonoras2011Latina composerBoosey & Hawkes
Meta OvermanFlute Sonata No. 11907-1993Australian Composer & publisher; PDF download availableWirripang Pty Ltd
Meta OvermanFlute Sonata No. 21907-1993Australian Composer & publisher; PDF download availableWirripang Pty Ltd
Maria Theresia von ParadisSicilienne in E-flat Major1759-1824Originally for violin; flute transcription under “transcriptions” tab in IMSLPPublic Domain
Dora PejačevićSlavic Sonata, Op. 43 in b minor1917For flute & piano; advanced level; composer was a Croatian countessEdition Kossack
Anna Amalia von PreußenSonata in F1723-1787Younger sister of Frederick the Great; writes in galant styleEdition Schott
Florence PriceAdoration1951Originally for organ; arranged for flute & pianoPublic Domain
Shulamit RanBirds of Paradise2014Israeli-American Composer; flute and pianoTheodore Presser
Shulamit RanEast Wind for Solo Flute1987Unaccompanied flute; extended techniques include pitch bends, key clicks, and percussive ‘spit tongue’ articulationsTheodore Presser
Elizabeth RaumConversations for Flute and Piano1982Canadian composerCanadian Music Centre
Eugenie RocherolleSonata No. 12009Dedicated to Jeannie BaxtresserHal Leonard
Amanda Röntgen-MaierSonata in B Minor1878Transcribed by Carol Wincenc; originally for violinHal Leonard/Keiser
Clara SchumannThree Romances, Op. 221819-1896Originally for violin and pianoFalls House Press
Germaine TailleferreConcertino1953Double concerto for flute & piano; premiered by RampalGerard Billaudot
Germaine TailleferreDeuxième Sonate (Sonata No. 2)1951Violin transcriptionALRY Publications
Germaine TailleferreForlane1972Included in the collection “Flötenmusik von Komponistinnen”Edition Schott
Germaine TailleferrePastorale1919Originally for violin; Tailleferre was the only woman in “Les Six”Theodore Presser
Germaine TailleferreSicilienne1948A pastorale for flute and piano from her Ballet Paris-MagieMusik Fabrik Music Publishing
Germaine TailleferreTrois Danses de “La Nouvelle Cythère”19293 dances from a ballet composed for the Ballets RussesMusik Fabrik Music Publishing
Su Lian TanAutumn Lute-Song1995Malaysian-American composer; for flute and orchestra or piano reductionTheodore Presser
Joan TowerFlute Concerto1989dedicated to Carol WincencAssociated Music Publishers
Yuko UebayashiSonateb. 1958Combines French impressionism & Japanese film musicAlphonse Leduc
Anne Valentine10 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin or Flute1790Sonatas for keyboard with flute or violin accompanimentClarNan Editions
Anna Bon di VeneziaSix Sonatas, Op. 11756First “Chamber Music Virtuosa” hired at the court of Bayreuth; dedicated to the Margrave of Bayreuth, a student of QuantzPublic Domain
Pauline ViardotFleur Desséchée1821-1910Open Cloud
Pauline ViardotRomance, Six Morceaux No. 11821-1910Violin solo playable on flute (leave out the double stops)Public Domain
Grete von ZieritzBokelberger Suite1940This piece is at 31:50 in video in accompanying playlistRies & Erler Verlag
Ellen Taaffe ZwilichConcerto for Flute and Orchestra1989Flute + piano reduction; dedicated to Doriot Anthony DwyerMerion Music
Ellen Taaffe ZwilichConcerto Elegia2014Flute + piano reduction (orig. flute + string orchestra)Theodore Presser