Schubert: Impromptu in A flat (Opus 142, no 2) for Flute Choir (3fl, afl, bassfl)

Composer
Franz Schubert
Year of composition
1818
Year of arrangement
2007
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quintet of Flutes
Instrumental parts
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The glorious melody Impromptu needs no introduction. I have followed Schubert’s harmonies exactly, while inventing a few bits and giving the bass and alto flutes the prominence they deserve (though the bass players might have reservations!). I have also uploaded a more accurate, and fuller (includes the trio) version for flute and piano.

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