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Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Book 8, #43, for flute choir (2fl, afl, bass fl)

Composer
Felix Mendelssohn
Year of composition
1845
Year of arrangement
2010
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet
Instrumental parts
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Originally for piano, this delightful Song without Words in the characteristically Mendelssohnian key of E minor has a compelling ostinato rhythm that suits a flute choir well. This arrangement would make a gentle and excellent encore.

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