Eleanor Rigby for 4 Mixed Flutes
- Staff Pick
This fabulous Lennon/McCartney classic could have easily been written for the flute, so to find that Mel Orriss has turned her considerable talents to arranging it for four of us is a real treat. Beginning with an introduction fashioned from the main theme, this great song melody is then passed around between the flutes and anchored by the alto. An upbeat Vivo section then gives the tune to the alto with a tango-style rhythmic accompaniment, before the original material brings the piece to a strong conclusion. There is also a version for 6 C flutes which is more complicated but just as good. Everyone will love it- it's special!
From the Publisher
The classic Beatles tune in an arrangement that develops the string quartet material from the original into a unique and interesting flute setting. This piece is quickly becoming a favourite in the Flute Ensemble repertoire.
Performance duration (approx): 2'50
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).