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André, Johann Anton: Four Sonatinas for Four Flutes (four flutes in C; originally for piano)

Composer
Johann Anton André (1775-1842)
Year of composition
1810
Year of arrangement
2016
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet (Flute)
Instrumental parts
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These sonatinas are arrangement of four of Johann Anton André’s 6 Leichte Sonaten (Offenbach: André, n.d.) for 4 hands at one piano. They adapt well for flutes in the original keys, as retained here. Flute 1 has the melodies, but I have rewritten the somewhat elementary under parts to be more sympathetic to flute players. André himself composed in many genres, as well as running the family music publishing business at Offenbach, where he lived and died. He is best known today, perhaps, as the ’father of Mozart research’, for his foresight and business acumen in purchasing a considerable number of Mozart’s manuscripts from his widow, Constanza.

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