By popular request, here is my transcription of Debussy's "Syrinx" for solo alto flute, at the original sounding pitch. I find playing this on alto to be a fantastic way to build fluency, strength, and confidence in your upper register alto flute playing!
And here is Syrinx again, but this time arranged for Bb clarinet, at pitch! (I know there are existing clarinet arrangements of Syrinx, but they are all transposed into different keys, ostensibly to better utilize the lower range of the instrument and make it a bit less awkward to play, but I think it's just lovely where Debussy put it! :) )
There have been some requests to do Syrinx again, for alto saxophone, in the original key, so here you go! The entire piece is notated down the octave, but if you have the altissimo facility, it can be played 8va, which will give you the original flute pitches :-)
My latest little project is the Paganini 24th Caprice...for ALTO flute! Flutists have been playing this for absolutely ages, but I've been in a very alto-flutey space lately, and thought it deserved its own transcription! I have purposefully not added too many performance indicators, since we ALL have an idea of how to play these, and it is up to you what you want to do with tempi, dynamics, etc. (If you find the extreme high notes too difficult, do of course feel free to take them down the octave...you're the one playing it, do what you like! :-D
The Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor has always been one of my absolute favorite pieces of music, and I thought the Adagio, in particular, would suit the alto flute incredibly well, so I have made a transcription of it! I'm sharing it with all of you, in the hopes that you'll enjoy playing it as much as I do! (As with the Paganini, I have left it largely devoid of editorial directions re: tempi, dynamics, etc, as I firmly believe it is up to each one of us to decide how we play and shape these things!)
(Many more arrangements and other downloadable media are in the works, so stay tuned! Downloads are free of charge for the moment, but if you're so moved to chuck a small donation my way via that PayPal button up there, I would be most grateful! Typesetting these things is a bit time-consuming :-) )