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Promenade (Walking the Dog) [Solo Flute and Flute Choir]

£12.49

Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

This review first appeared in Pan, the journal of the British Flute Society and is reproduced with permission. Join the BFS: prices start from £20 a year.

This is a lighthearted piece by Gershwin, which is enormously catchy and great fun to play.  Arranged for solo piccolo or G treble with 3 flutes, alto and bass, the majority of the choir takes on an accompaniment role, with melodic interjections spread out between the ensemble.  Orriss is an accomplished arranger, and as a result the scoring is well balanced and idiomatic throughout.  This is a relatively easy arrangement which is likely to have a wide appeal.

Carla Rees

From the Publisher

Gershwin's quirky little piece was originally written as incidental music for the film "Shall We Dance" starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; it accompanied a sequence featuring a variety of glamorous dogs being walked on a luxury liner. The outer sections feature a cheeky flute solo with the accompanying flutes striding out jauntily underneath. In the middle section a more lyrical melody is passed around the choir. If you are looking for a tune to whistle whilst walking your pooches, this is the very thing!

Performance duration (approx): 2'34

Difficulty guide: 2-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Solo Flute
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Flute
  • Part 5: Flute
  • Part 6: Alto Flute
  • Part 7: Bass Flute
Category: Music for Flute Choir with Soloist(s)
Publisher: Wonderful Winds
Publisher's reference: G011b
Our Stock Code: 1406856
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (8 pages [score])