Music For Flute

Music for flute by Kathleen M. Basi

Psalms Without Words, vol. 12 – solo flute

Published by WLP, a division of GIA Publications

Times and Seasons

Published by GIA Publications
★ Editors’ Choice, J.W. Pepper

Short, melodic pieces written around nature themes, perfect for wedding preludes, church preludes, meditations or simply tone development. Contents: Rainmaker – Bud Break – Falling Snow – Nocturne – Morning Glory – Far from Home – Morning Mist. (Full recordings of linked samples available on “The Image and the Hope,” also from GIA.

A Walk in the Woods

Published by GIA Publications

In my house, this collection was almost immediately dubbed “The Stanley Book” because the opening piece, “Stanislaus,” is inspired by a character in stories we used to (and occasionally still do) tell the kids at bedtime. Contents: Stanislaus – Mockingbird – Dance of the Sycamores – Clouds on the Mountain – A Winter’s Walk – Starlit Lullaby – Lluvia Colores

Come to the Manger

Published by WLP, a division of GIA Publications
CD recording available here.

I wanted to play Christmas carols that were fun and interesting without losing the traditional beauty of the original carol. So I wrote these. Contents: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – O Come, Little Children – I Saw Three Ships/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella – Sing We Now of Christmas – What Child Is This? – Angels from the Realms of Glory/Angels We Have Heard on High.

This Joyful Eastertide

Published by WLP, a division of GIA Publications
CD recording available here.

A companion to the above Christmas collection. Contents: O Filii et FiliaeThis Joyful Eastertide – Jesus Christ is Risen Today – Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise – All Creatures of our God and King/I Know That My Redeemer LivesRegina Caeli.


For flute and piano.

Lyrical, stirring, and soaring, this arrangement of a beloved American folk song will please the crowd while offering enough technical difficulty to be enjoyable for upper-high-school flutists.

Listen on YouTube here.

Childhood: Six Progressive Duets for Flute

Available at Sheet Music Plus · J.W. Pepper

It’s often hard to find music that students can play as conceived, because so much of flute literature is for flute and piano. The great thing about duets is that students can learn them in full with their teachers. They can practice ensemble–leadership, pitch, and phrasing–within the context of a weekly lesson, without having to find a pianist and schedule rehearsals.

The great thing about these crowd-pleasers is that they’re tuneful and fun, covering a range of playing levels, and the parts are equal in interest and difficulty, sharing melodic and accompaniment roles.

These duets give students a chance to learn a piece in its full incarnation, as well as work on ensemble skills, within their ordinary lesson time. They can also be used in a contest situation where there is no requirement to work from a prescribed list.

  • “Night Lights” (G minor/G major, including F#) is for relatively new players with a more challenging second part meant to be played by the teacher.
  • “Swing Sets” (Eb Major) is accessible to intermediate (i.e. upper middle school) players.
  • “Bike Riding” (G Major) has more rhythmic interest and challenging accidentals, making it appropriate for the advancing intermediate player.
  • “Afternoon Tea” (A Major) is very accessible except for the key, so it makes a good brain stretch for the junior high player.
  • “Superheroes” (G Major) is in 6/8 with hemiolas and covers a range from low G to high A.
  • “Roller Coasters” (F Major-Bb Major) involves shifting time signatures, including 5/8, and technical passages to help high school students develop their technique.