Sefton Cottom

Sefton Cottom (1928-2011)

 

Sefton was born in York and attended the Minster Song School, which involved providing all the daily choral music for the Minster.

He graduated in music from Durham University. For some reason, Sefton failed his medical when he was called up for military service in the second war, so he remained in York where he became a student of Sir Edward Bairstow and his assistant organist at York Minster.

He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and of Trinity College of Music in London.

He moved to Pocklington School in 1956 and became Director of Music there.

He composed organ and church music, but is perhaps better known for his chamber music, including Various Trouts (Verschiedene Forelle), a set of imaginative variations for three flutes on Schubert’s Trout Quintet. In addition to his works for The Garland of Flutes, he composed for the Ensemble Dreiklang in Berlin and for the Trout Trio in Malton.

You can read a little more about Sefton Cottom here.

 

Click on the download buttons, below, for copies of his arrangements.

Divertimento – F. J. Haydn

  1. Allegro con Spirito
  2. Andante quasi Allegretto “Chorale St Antoni”
  3. Menuetto & Trio
  4. Allegretto

Score and parts in pdf:

Score in Sibelius: 

Flute 1 in Sibelius: 

Flute 2 in Sibelius: 

Flute 3 in Sibelius: 

Alto Flute in Sibelius: 

 

Andante and Finale – F. J. Haydn (Weinzerler Trio No 4)
Score:

 

Tea For Two – Vincent Youmans (for flute trio)
Score:

 

Ave Verum – Mozart

Score in Sibelius:

Score in pdf: Flute 1 in Sibelius: Flute 2 in Sibelius: Flute 3 in Sibelius: Parts in pdf: 

 

Waltz (Op 39) – J.Brahms

Score in Sibelius:

Score in pdf: Flute 1 in Sibelius: Flute 2 in Sibelius: Flute 3 in Sibelius: Parts in pdf: 

 

Menuetto from Sinfonia Op.9, No.2 – J.C. Bach

Score in Sibelius: 

Flute 1 in Sibelius: Flute 2 in Sibelius: Flute 3 in Sibelius: Score and parts in pdf: 

 

Summertime – George Gershwin
Parts in pdf:

 

When I’m 64 – Lennon/McCartney

Score in Sibelius:

Score in pdf: Flute 1 in Sibelius:  Flute 2 in Sibelius:  Flute 3 in Sibelius: Parts in pdf: 

 

She Moved Through the Fair (traditional – for flute trio)
Score:

 

Three Dances – Moritz Moszkowski (Opus 12. No 1, 2 & 3 – for flute trio)

  1. Allegro con brio
    Score in pdf: Score in Sibelius:Flute 1: Flute 2: Flute 3: Parts in pdf:
  2. Allegretto
    Score in pdf: Score in Sibelius: Flute 1: Flute 2: Flute 3: Parts in pdf:
  3. Con brio – Bolero
    Score in pdf:Score in Sibelius: Flute 1: Flute 2: Flute 3: Parts in pdf:

 

These four Christmas arrangements are coming soon:

Two Christmas Reflections
I. Based on Silent Night
II. Based on Good King Wenceslas

Three Carols
1. The Holly and The Ivy
2. Away in a Manger
3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Three More Carols
1. I Saw Three Ships
2. Coventry Carol
3. Sussex Carol

Jingle in White

 

Finally, here’s a lovely letter from Sefton to Louisa: