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SAINT-SAENS: Andante quasi allegretto (from Violin Concerto no 3) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl)

Composer
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Year of composition
1880
Year of arrangement
2011
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
6 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quintet (Flute)
Instrumental parts
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The second movement of the Violin Concerto no 3 in B minor (Op. 61), dedicated to Pablo de Sarasate, contains one of those glorious and unforgettable Saint-Saens melodies. Inspired by Denis Bouriakov’s inimitable performance of the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Op. 28) with Concert Lumiere, I have arranged the Violin Concerto Andante for solo flute and 4-part Flute Choir. The solo flute follows the solo violin part with only a few exceptions, and the lightly orchestrated accompaniment is shared happily by 2 accompanying concert flutes, an alto and a bass. The whole sits pleasingly well within the vocal range and timbres of the various flutes. I hope it will prove a repertoire favourite.

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