Couperin: Le Moucheron arranged for 4 C flutes

Composer
Francois Couperin
Year of composition
1717
Year of arrangement
2010
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet of Flutes
Instrumental parts
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Needing little introduction, Le Moucheron (The Gnat)is no 8 of Book 2, Ordre 6 from Francois Couperin’s collection of pieces for the harpischord. It is here arranged, in the original key, for 4 concert flutes. I have filled in some of the harmonies so that each instrument can have a decent part. Play as lightly as possible.

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