Weber: Eight Waltzes for Four Flutes

Composer
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Year of composition
1825
Year of arrangement
2006
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet (Flute)
Instrumental parts
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These eight waltzes, originally for piano, consist of the 6 Favorit-Walzer der Kaiserin Frankreich Marie Louise and the first two of the Max-Walzer. All are in the original keys, except for no 7 (Max-Walzer no 1), which I have transposed from Eb to F. I have elaborated the underparts and shared the melodies around to keep everyone busy; and this in turn has meant the disappearance in places of the um-pa-pa piano left hand part. Nevertheless, I hope that these arrangements retain the Tyrolean naivety characteristic of the early waltz.

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