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Flute sheet music

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Flute sheet music

Does anyone have any suggestions of good places to buy flute sheet music? DD has been looking for flute music, and anything from London is better than anything from here. I don't think she has a particular type of music she likes, mostly stuff for fun. She has things like Harry Potter music, Star Wars music (maybe there's a movie theme here). Her latest request was for the Band of Brothers music, and I know she's looked for Beatles music before but we've had trouble finding it. I searched on the forum and found a couple of places to try:

Travis and Emery in Cecil Court (Are they really expensive? I know some of the bookstores there were more than I would pay.)

Chappell of Bond Street seems to have the widest range.

Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Oh, any suggestions on other places to go having to do with music? Horniman Museum? It looks like it might be too far out to be worth it?

Edited: 01 November 2011, 19:23
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1. Re: Flute sheet music

Will this help?

www.chimesmusic.com/barbican-music-shop

The shop is at the corner of Beech Street and Silk Street at the base of Shakespeare Tower, facing on to Silk Street.

There is also a music library in the Barbican as well. The Barbican tube station (on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) is probably the closest tube station.

cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Service…

Edited: 01 November 2011, 19:37
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If you do go to Chimes, try to do so on a Thursday or Friday so you can combine it with a visit to the Whitecross Street food market (take Leagle with you, she lives nearby!) - it's open on other days but only as a general market. Bunhill Fields is also nearby.

http://www.whitecrossstreet.co.uk/

PS You have a talented daughter.

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3. Re: Flute sheet music

Thanks Leagle, that looks like a good place to try - the website has a lot of variety and the prices aren't too bad either. The Barbican music library looks cool too, but I'm not sure it would do us much good since we don't live there.

Thanks for the market recommendation too, Glyn. We'll have to check it out. Now if I can just find a flute recital...

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On what dates? (And I'm curious why you are looking for sheet music in London rather than in a music store at home.)

Edited: 01 November 2011, 22:10
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5. Re: Flute sheet music

Well, I'm contemplating a trip around New Year's as DD is out of school. If I can swing it, we'd arrive on the 27th of Dec and leave on the 3rd of Jan. I think it might be too early to look for recitals for then yet, and it seems there is not a lot going on during that week.

We do buy sheet music here, but we don't have any big music stores around here, so we have to either order online or go to Chicago or somewhere. We're not going to London just to buy sheet music, I just thought it would be a good thing to look for while we were somewhere that probably had music stores.

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6. Re: Flute sheet music

I don't know this place but it sounds worth investigating:

All Flutes Plus: www.allflutesplus.co.uk/web/location/map.htm

I've had a quick look for flute recitals in London from Dec 27 to Jan 2, but haven't found any. The nearest is a Bach concert at the Wigmore Hall on Dec 31 that includes the 5th Brandenburg Concerto which includes a (relatively minor part for) solo flute. There aren't many seats left though.

wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/ret…

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Thanks Richard. That's actually not too far from where we would likely be staying, so definitely worth checking out. They actually list concerts on their website, but only Feb-May 2011. Maybe they would have postings in the store if we stopped by at the beginning of the trip.

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8. Re: Flute sheet music

Many many years ago, when I played the French Horn, all the sheet music I got was from Boosey and Hawkes (they actually made brass instruments back then). It looks like they've discontinued their stores, but their material is available through the following outlets -

Academy Chimes MusicL ondon NW1 5HT

Aldrich (Les) Music Centre London N10 3BH

All Flutes Plus London W1T 5NZ

Argent's (Printed Music) London WC2H 8NA

Barbican Chimes Music London EC2Y 8DD

Chappell of Bond Street London W1F 8YA

Dots - The Camden Music Shop London NW1 9NB

Foyles London WC2H 0EB

Jazzwise London SW16 6AE

Kensington Chimes Music London SW7 3ES

Paxmans Musical Inst Ltd London SE1 0LH

Schott & Co., Ltd London W1F 7BB

T W Howarth & Co. Ltd London W1U 7PN

Top Wind London SE1 7RJ

Here's their flute site - boosey.com/shop/…

Main site from which you can order online - http://www.boosey.com

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9. Re: Flute sheet music

There is a specialist shop near Warren Street tube station called 'All Flutes'.

http://www.allflutesplus.co.uk/web/map.htm

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10. Re: Flute sheet music

Another vote for All Flutes Plus - amazing place.

Have you been to the museum at The Royal Academy of Music?

http://www.ram.ac.uk/museum

Or The Royal College of Music?

http://www.rcm.ac.uk/visit/museum/