The only work still known today by Noack, 'Heinzelmännchens Wachtparade' [Parade of the Brownies] Op. 5 was called a 'character piece' by the composer himself, and this 'marche en miniature' conveys wit and good humour from the beginning; you can immediately imagine a picture of the brownies tripping along! The second part of the trio offers an ironical and very effectie ending with its enticing harmonies and surprising effects.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
This is a great piece and a good way of motivating students to practice articulation. Marked as a slow march and venturing to no more than 2 sharps, Flibbertigibbets is as easy on the fingers as it is on the ear. It is very jolly and can also work at a faster speed to develop tonguing almost subversively! It would make a really good recital piece for young players and at this price you just can't go wrong!