Chanson de Nuit & Chanson de Matin for Mixed Flute Quintet, 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).