Do you want to know which are the best flute songs? Well, you will find my favorites here.

All songs listed here are well-known and performed by famous players. I love listening to and playing these songs.

I hope you will find it interesting and find new songs to play on your flute.

1. I Talk To The Wind – King Crimson

Yes, my favorite song comes from prog rock legends. I Talk To The Wind shows King Crimson’s early avant-garde explorations with Ian McDonald’s flute taking center stage. The melody begins with uncomplicated flute melodies and blends with Fripp’s poetic guitar riffs. As the music progresses, McDonald’s flute becomes more intense, adding a sense of urgency. He improvises over the energetic beats and contrasting mellotron sounds.

2. The Whistler – Jethro Tull

The Whistler by Jethro Tull is one of the best flute songs ever recorded. It’s a mix of folk and progressive rock. Ian Anderson is a great flute player and his skills shine throughout the song. The combination of flute melodies and heavy guitar riffs creates a sense of both fun and grandeur. Martin Barre’s guitar solos add a touch of rock ‘n’ roll flair to the mix, enhancing the overall sound.

3. Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues

Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues is another amazing music piece for flute. This captivating work of art combines Mike Pinder’s enchanting mellotron with Ray Thomas’ lyrical flute melodies. Thomas plays his flute over the mellotron’s gentle chords, creating a beautiful and interesting melody. The iconic opening flute solo, improvised by Thomas, remains a beautiful melodic expression. I love how the song transitions from intimate whispers to grand cinematic peaks.

4. House Of The King – Focus

House of the King is one of the best songs for flute. Exciting instrumental rock song featuring brilliant flute playing. The song starts with a catchy, bouncy riff played on electric guitar and drums. Then the flutist, Thijs Van Leer, comes in playing a fast, tricky flute melody that dances over the riff. His flute playing is the star, showing off his amazing skills with runs, trills, and funky rhythms. As the song goes on, the other instruments drop out for solo flute sections that let Van Leer’s flute shine.

5. Air Born – Camel

Camel’s Air Born is a stunning example of progressive rock. Mixing jazz, folk, and classical elements into a beautiful musical journey. Andy Latimer’s flute playing shines with improvisational skill. The song’s lyrics paint a picture of endless skies, matched by the lush synthesizers and dynamic drumming. Pete Jennings’ organ adds a cosmic touch, allowing Latimer’s flute to soar to new heights. It’s a great song to play.


As you can see, the best flute songs for me come from rock and prog rock bands and artists. I always loved classic progressive rock bands because they used various instruments. I find it interesting how electric guitars and flutes or other woodwind instruments can be combined.

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