Blackbird [Flute Quartet]
- Staff Pick
- Editor's Choice
Blackbird is an unsual choice for Mel Orriss to arrange but as usual the end result is great! The skill is in reproducing the guitar accompaniment which she has chosen to divide mainly between the second flute and bass. This works, so the melody can easily sit on top just as in the original - almost!
From the Publisher
This arrangement of the timeless Beatles classic is completely true to the original, with the melody shared between the Alto and 1st Flute, and set against a rolling, guitar-like accompaniment. The optional part for a clicking metronome, (operated by the players or a helpful metronome soloist) can be replaced by a tapping foot as in the original song, or, for larger groups, a woodblock or similar. Beautiful Beatles!
Performance duration (approx): 2'30
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).