ROSSINI, Gioacchino: Sonata in F for Flute Choir, after String Sonata 5 in E flat (3fl, afl, bassfl)

After the String Sonata no 5 in E flat

Composer
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Year of composition
1804
Year of arrangement
2016
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
14 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quintet (Flute)
Instrumental parts
Related scores
ROSSINI, Gioacchino: Sonata in D for Flute Choir, after String Sonata no 6 in D (3fl, afl, bfl)., PUGNANI, Gaetano: Sonata no 3 in C (Six Sonatas, Op 7) arr. for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bassfl), CHABRIER, Emmanuel: Danse villageoise (Suite Pastorale (1888), #2) for Flute Choir (picc, 3fl, afl, bfl), GIULIANI, Mauro: La Terpsicore del Nord (Op. 147), Book 3, no 13 for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), SHARP, Cecil: Morris Dances, arr. for Flute Choir (picc., 2fl, afl, bfl, tambourine), DEBUSSY, Claude: Epigraphes antiques (1915), nos 1 and 6, arranged for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), Scottish Jacobite Songs of Rebellion, Set 2, for Flute Choir (picc., 2fl, afl, bfl), Christmas Carols from Poland for Flute Choir: Suite no 2 (picc., 2fl, afl, bfl, cbfl). , Koehler, Ernesto: Six Salon Pieces, Op. 60, arranged for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), ROSSINI, Gioacchino: Sonata in G for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), ARBEAU, Thoinot: Orchesographie (1589), Dances from, for Flute Choir (picc., 2fl, afl, bfl + side drum and tambourine)., DVORAK, Anton: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, # 2 Tempo di Valse for Flute Choir (3fl, afl,bfl), BIZET, Georges: Intermezzo from Carmen Suite no 1, arranged for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), DEBUSSY, Claude: Reverie (1890) arranged for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), DVORAK, Anton: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 # 1: Moderato for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), DEBUSSY, Claude: Bruyères (Preludes pour piano, 2. 5) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), CUI, Cesar: Orientale and Petite Caprice (Op. 50) for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), BUTTERWORTH, George: The Banks of Green Willow, arr. for Flute Choir (4fl, afl, bfl), Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dances 16 and 17 for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), Scottish Jacobite Songs of Rebellion, Set 1, for Flute Choir (picc., 2 fl, afl, bfl), Beethoven: Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens (Op. 113) arranged for Flute Choir (picc, 3fl, afl, bfl), BORODIN: Notturno from String Quartet no 2, for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), Tchaikovsky: Elegie from the Serenade for Strings (Op. 48) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bass fl), KUFFNER, Josef: Minuet and Rondo from Serenade, Op 4 for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bfl), SAILORS’ HORNPIPE and Three other Sea Pieces for Flute Choir (picc, fl, afl, bfl), SAINT-SAENS: Danse Macabre, Opus 40, for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), FISCHER, Johann Christian: QUARTET IN F FOR FLUTE CHOIR (2fl, afl, bfl) after Oboe Concerto no 2., SAINT-SAENS: Andante quasi allegretto (from Violin Concerto no 3) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), Godard, Benjamin: Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116 arranged for Flute Choir (3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in A (after Violin Concerto no 5, K. 219) for flute choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), movt 3, Rondo. , SEA SHANTIES for Flute Choir (picc; 2fl; a/fl;bass fl ), Tchaikovsky: Waltz from the Serenade for Strings (Op. 48) for Flute Choir (3 fl, afl, bass fl), Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in D, after Violin Concerto no 4 (K.218) for flute choir (3fl, a fl, bassfl), movt 3, Rondo., Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Book 8, #43, for flute choir (2fl, afl, bass fl), Beethoven: Romance in G for flute solo and flute choir, Schubert: Fifteen Original Dances from D.365 arranged for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bassfl), Elgar, Edward: Salut d’amour, Op. 12 for flute choir (3fl, alt.fl., bass), Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in A (after Violin Concerto no 5, K. 219), for flute choir (3 fl, afl bassfl), movt 2, Adagio., Beethoven: Romance in F, Op. 50, arr. for flute solo and flute choir, Haydn: Trio no 4 in F for flute choir (3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Koehler: Valse des Fleurs, Op. 87 (2 solo fl; fl, fl, afl, bass fl), Haydn: Trio no 1 in D for flute choir (3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in A (after Violin Concerto no 5, K.219) for flute choir (movt 1, Allegro/Adagio/Allegro), Haydn: Trio no 2 in C for flute choir (3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in D (after Violin Concerto no 4, K. 218) for flute choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), movt 1, Allegro. , Brooks-Davies: Suite for Flute Choir (picc., 3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Matiegka: Notturno for Flute Choir (Lento and Zingara only) 3fl, afl, bassfl, Christmas Carols from Poland for Flute Choir, Diabelli: Andantino and Rondo in C for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), Schubert: Impromptu in A flat (Opus 142, no 2) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), Grieg: Solveg’s Song for Flute Choir (3 fl, alto fl, bass fl), Debussy: Le Petit Negre for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), Grieg: Album-leaf (Op. 12, no 7) for flute choir (2fl, afl, bfl), Grieg: Allegro scherzando (Op.3, no 6) for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bfl), Mozart: 12 Variations on ’La Bergere Celimene’ (K. 359) for Flute Choir (2fl, afl, bassfl)., Weber: Eight Waltzes for Four Flutes and Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in D, after Violin Concerto no 4 (K. 218) for flute choir (3fl, afl,bassfl), movt 2, Andante cantabile.

This is the fifth of the six string sonatas the very young Rossini - he was 12! - wrote in 1804 while staying in Ravenna. Originally scored for 2 violins, cello and double bass, they were later arranged as string quartets and rearranged as wind quintets. Utterly irresistible for their melodic charm and exuberance, I just had to arrange them for flutes. No 5 is transposed to F from the original key of E flat, thus avoiding out-of-range low B flats. I have occasionally introduced a dialogue between Flutes 1 and 2 where Violin 1 in the original plays the whole line. Other than that, I have stayed as close to the original as possible, filling in harmonies with Flute 3. NOTE: 11TH BAR AFTER V, FLUTE 2, correct E# demisemiquaver to E natural. Despite reloading the score, this error has been retained. My apologies.

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