Four "Songs Without Words" for 2 flutes and piano
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“Lovely and useful!”
These four 'Songs' by Mendelssohn are so beautiful and they have been skillfully arranged by Elizabeth Walker. The graceful melodic lines seems to flow effortlessly between the two flutes, supported by a piano part which is accessible to the less experienced. Opus 38 No 6 is perhaps the most lovely, and is also the most intricate, with technical passages for all three players supporting the long lyrical phrases. Mendelssohn's sensitive writing has not been compromised at all. These would make really good concert repertoire for three good students. Beautiful and useful - perfect!
From the Publisher
Elizabeth Walker has previously arranged four songs for flute and piano by Richard Strauss for ALRY Publications, and in this arrangement she continues to introduce songs to the flute repertoire. She has chosen four 'Songs Without Words', originally written by Mendelssohn for piano, that expose two melodic lines for Elizabeth to capture on two flutes. The relatively easy piano parts are designed potentially for flute teachers to play with their pupils.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Moderato Op.19 No.4
- Venetian Gondola song Op.19 No.6
- Shepherd's Song Op.67 No.5
- Duetto Op.38 No.6