Two Songs From the Children's Album (Op.39), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893), arranged by Paul Burnell for instruments in four parts.
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Score in C
I Old French Song (No. 16) II German Song (No. 17)
Each movement has been transposed from the original key. The metronome marks and rallentando indications have been added to reflect the different characters of the two pieces.
The arrangement is suitable for multiple quartet combinations with parts available (and potential instrumentations suggested) as follows:
Part 1: C, Eb (flute, oboe, alto recorder, Eb clarinet, violin 1) Part 2: C, Bb (oboe, tenor recorder, Bb clarinet, violin 2) Part 3: C - alto & bass clefs, Bb, Eb, F (Bb clarinet, bass recorder, alto saxophone, horn in F, viola) Part 4: C - bass clef, Bb, F (bassoon, great bass recorder, tenor saxophone, horn in F, 'cello)
Part 4 may be played an octave lower than written.
Any other appropriate instruments, even if not suggested above, may play.
Although the score is presented with a layout appropriate for string quartet this does not indicate a preferred instrumentation.
The 'Children's Album' is a set of 24 piano pieces composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in 1878. The collection is subtitled '24 simple pieces à la Schumann'. The two pieces featured here are No. 16 'Old French Song' and No. 17 'German Song'.