Joueurs de Flûte for Flute and Piano, Op27
Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
Grades: LRSM Certificate
Grades: 7, 8
In 1924 Roussel finally succumbed to Louis Fleury's repeated requests for a new flute piece and composed his Joueurs de Flûte. Instead of a sonata he opted for a suite in which he portrayed diverse flautists, all of whom, whether divine or human, represent their own world or culture. The use of ancient modes (Doric) and a raga opened the door to completely new spheres.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- M. de la Pejaudie