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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Bourdin Roger

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grinblat, Romuald

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Pan blessé

Pan blessé

By Bourdin Roger

Roger Bourdin: Pan Blessé (Wounded Pan) for flute solo was written in 1970 in the form of a spontaneous improvisation and with a mythological subject in mind.
"Pan blessé" was composed after an initial piece "Chanson De Pan" by Roger Bourdin and was published only in 1998 by Billaudot, twelve years after the composer's death.

"According to Greek Mythology, Pan was half-goat and half-man, the god of the wild and patron of shepherds.

The story begins when Pan fell in love with a nymph named Syrinx. One day while romping through the forest of Arcadia, Pan saw a beautiful nymph Syrinx. Pan immediately felt a desire and determination to have the beautiful nymph for himself. He chased Syrinx for days through the hills, mountains, forests, and valleys of Arcadia. Syrinx was exhausted and desperate to escape Pan’s chase. She ran to the river, where she begged her father, river god Ladon to help her. A moment before Pan’s grasp, she was turned into wild marsh reeds.

Enraged, Pan smashed the marsh reeds into pieces. As he sat at the river bank distraught over his lost “love,” the wind picked up and blew through the broken reeds. It made a magical sound, which reminded Pan of the sweet melody of Syrinx’s voice. Desperate to hear her voice again, Pan gathered nine different sizes of broken marsh reeds, tied them together in a line from smallest to largest, and named the instrument Syrinx in honor of his reluctant love."
Yulia Berry

Vincent Lucas

Recorded at Temple Sainte Marcel, Paris in July 2009 by indeSENS

Pan blessé

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Bourdin Roger

Roger Bourdin (1923 - 1976) was a French flautist and composer, known for his interpretations of classic repertoire as well as for jazz. He has composed an extensive amount of works, partly unpublished.
Initially, Roger Bourdin started to learn flute with Jacques Chalanda. In 1939 he entered the Conservatoire de Paris, the class of Marcel Moyse.
In 1940, at the age of 16, he took a solo flute position in the Orchester of the Lamoureux Concert Association where he stayed for 27 years. Additionally, he studied composition and harmony at the Paris Conservatory. In 1943 he was appointed Flute professor at the Versailles Conservatory where he worked until the end of his life.
In 1945 he founded a flute quartet along with Mule Pole, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Eugène Masson.
He composed mostly ambient music: for radio, television, and cinema. As a talented improviser, he often participated in various recording sessions.