Jennifer Cluff  ~ The Flute in the Orchestra

Canadian Flutist and Teacher


Flute Orchestral Excerpt collections

The best single book to buy of Orchestral Excerpts for Flute book & to purchase the CD with demonstrations of how to play each one for an intermediate/advanced student to start with is by Jeanne Baxtresser: Orchestral Excerpts for Flute. See and order locally or from Fluteworld or other music store. Other good sources are by Walfrid Kujala. See all orchestral excerpt book titles below.

Read Wye's list of the most commonly requested Orchestral Excerpts in Auditions

Youth Orchestra typical flute orchestral excerpts in PDF online (free)



Orchestra Excerpts for Flute

Here is a complete list of readily available printed sheetmusic books which are collections. This list of titles was given as a hand-out at Camille Churchfield's Orchestral Flute Masterclass in February 2004:

Great Flute Duos from the Orchestral Repertoire
Jeanne Baxtresser/Rennee Sibert/David Kramer Pub: Theodore Presser

Opera Exerpts for the Flute with Piano Accomp. Michael Parloff Pub: Theodore Presser

The Orchestral Flute Practice Book 1 & 2 Trevor Wye & Patricia Morris Pub: Novello

20th Century Orchestral Excerpts for Flute John C. Krell Pub: Schirmer

Orchestral Studies for the Flute, Vol. I – III Wilfred Smith Pub: United Music, London

Passi Difficili e "A Solo" per Flauto et Ottavino Vol. I and II Baldassarre Torchio Pub: Ricordi

Moderne Orchester-Studien fur Flote, Vol. I and II Karlheinz Zoller Pub: Schott

Flute Excerpts from Standard Orchestral Repertoire, Books 1-4

Standard Repertoire Library Pub: Belwin Mills

Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire for Flute, Vol. I-IX John Wummer Pub: International Music Company

Also see Kujala's orchestral excerpt flute books:

Two by Walfrid Kujala: 

1,  Complete Original Flute Parts - The Flute Audition Book  by Walfrid Kujala

Complete flute parts included for: Hindemith/Nobilissima Visione Orch Suite(fl1,fl2,picc) 
Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphoses(fl1) 
Hindemith/Mathis der Maler(fl1,fl2,picc) 
Kodaly/Dances of Galanta(fl1,fl2,picc) 
Kodaly/Hary Janos Suite(fl1,picc) 
Orff/Carmina Burana(fl1) 
Rodrigo/Concierto de Aranjuez(fl1) 
Stravinsky/Symphony in C(fl1) 
Stravinsky/Symphony in Three Movements(fl1) 

2. Walfrid Kujala - Orchestral Techniques for Flute and Piccolo:
An Audition Guide and an Inside Look at Symphonic Performance Traditions.  

Contents: NOT full parts.

Short musical examples and extracts with descriptions on techniques to use from the following pieces:
Bartok/Concerto(flute & piccolo); Beethoven/Leonore Overture #3; Beethoven/Symphony #3; Beethoven/Symphony #6; Beethoven/Symphony #7 Beethoven/Symphony #9(piccolo); Brahms/Symphony #1; Brahms/Symphony #4; Debussy/Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun; Dvorak/Symphony #8; Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis; Mendelssohn/Scherzo to MSND; Prokofieff/Symphony #1; Prokofieff/Peter and the Wolf; Ravel/Daphnis & Chloe(flute and piccolo); Rossini/Overture to Wm Tell; Rossini/Overture to Semiramide(piccolo); Saint-Saens/Voliere from Carnival of the Animals; Shostakovich/Symphony #6(piccolo); Shostakovich/Symphony #15(flute and piccolo); Strauss,R/Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks; Strauss,R/Sinfonia Domestica; Stravinsky/The Firebird; Stravinsky/Petrouchka; Tchaikovsky/Symphony #4(flute and piccolo); Strauss,J/Perpetuum Mobile


Please email Jennifer Cluff from her homepage if you have new titles of flute orchestral excerpt or part books to recommend. Thank you. 

Where to purchase full orchestral flute parts:

1. Little Piper Press at is a website from which SOME orchestral flute parts can be ordered inexpensively. Some question about number of errata; you may wish to try alternate sources below as well.

2. The Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Volumes 1 to 7. Orchestral Parts for Flute 1, 2, & piccolo on CD-rom (over 500 orchestral parts in full.)

From: Hal Leonard
Or see complete indexes and/or purchase CD-roms of volumes 1 to 7 of flute parts here. 
3. Complete flute parts from most typical orchestral repertoire can be found at:

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4. Kalmus First Flute parts are also available at

5.  For very difficult to find full flute parts for Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, Ravel's Mother Goose, Daphnis, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, or  Stravinsky's Rite of Spring etc. see the Zoller Orchestral Studies Book for flute, published by Schott and carried by Hal Leonard in U.S.

Modern Orchestral Studies - for flute (advanced)
Edited by Karlheinz Zöller. Schott Musik International

Vol. 1 Contents

Debussy - Prelude a l'apres-midi
Debussy - La Mer
Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe
Ravel- Bolero
Stravinsky - Der Feuervogel
Stravinsky - Petrouchka
Stravinsky - Chant du rossignol
Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps
Stravinsky - Le Sacrifice
Bartok- Kozert fur Orchestra (Concerto for Orch)
Prokofieff- Peter & the Wolf
Kodaly- Marosszeker Tanze
Kodaly - Galanta Dances
Hindemith - Sinfonie - Mathis der Maler
Hindemith - Nobilissima Visione
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis
Blacher- Orchestervariationen (Paganini Theme)
Britten - Young Person's Guide
Fortner - Sinfonie
Henze - Des Kaisers Nachtigall
Henze - Drei Dithyramben

Vol. 2 contents

Debussy - Trois Nocturnes
Debussy - Jeux
Ravel - Ma mere l'oye
Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
Stravinsky - Kuss der Fee
Stravinsky - Capriccio
Stravinsky - Jeu de cartes
Stravinsky - Concerto in Es Dumbarton Oaks
Stravinsky - Symphony en ut
Stravinsky - Symphony in three movements
Stravinsky - Agon
Prokofiev - Classical Symphony
Schonberg - Pierrot lunaire
Schonberg - Variations for orchestra
Kodaly - "Der Pfau" - Variations Ungarisches Volkslied
Hindemith - Concerto for Orchestra
Hindemith - Philharmonisches Konzert
Hartmann - Symphony no. 2, Symphony no. 3
Hartmann - Symphonie Concertante (No. 5)
Blacher - Concertante Musik fur Orchestra
Boulez - Le marteua sans maitre


For orchestral piccoloists:

Trevor Wye ~ Piccolo Practice Book [C/D]
Wye has produced a single book with piccolo teaching, tips, repertoire lists and orchestral excerpts all for around $40 U.S.
A fabulous resource for anyone beyond their second serious year of playing piccolo.
: for piccolo fingering charts.

Other piccolo information, including more fingering charts and hints for success are here.



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