Chanson de Nuit & Chanson de Matin [5 Flutes], Op15
From the Publisher
Elgar completed this pair of peices, originally for Violin and Piano, shortly after his "Enigma Variations". "Chanson De Nuit" begins and ends with a rich tune from the Alto Flute, using its full range, before the C flutes take up the tunes in the middle section. The possibly more famous "Chanson De Matin" is lighter in mood, with the whole quintet enjoying moments of light and shade. A perfect pair of pieces for a recital.
Performance duration (approx): 5'52
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).