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Fantaisie Brillante on Carmen by Bizet & Scène from Giralde by Adam for Flute and Piano

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“A little gem!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is a good edition of the Borne Carmen Fantasy but it's lovely to have it paired with his transcription of a theme from a little-known opera by Adolphe Adam. This is actually an arrangement of a scene from the opera in which Adam has used the vocal part including the words. The writing is very florid and lends itself perfectly to the flute! It's a little gem!

From the Publisher

In this edition of the “Flute Collection” Henrik Wiese, principal flutist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, presents two works by French composer and flutist François Borne (1840-1920), arranged for flute and piano: “Fantaisie brillante” on themes from the opera Carmen by George Bizet and the first-ever edition of “Scène” from Adolphe Adam’s opera Giralda.

Our Description

Honorable Mention, NFA 2018 Newly Published Music, Flute and Piano Category

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


  • Fantaisie brillante on Themes from Bizet's Carmen
  • Scene from the Opera Giralda by Adolphe Adam

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Romantic Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE36761
Our Stock Code: 1404562
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score])