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La Belle Epoque

French Music around 1900 for Flute and Piano

Edited by Elisabeth Weinzierl & Edmund Wächter
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“A flute player's dream!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This wonderful collection of French music, both original pieces and arrangements, really delves into the unusual. Styles range from the lovely Andalouse by Emile Pessard, through the elegance of Pierne's Serenade to the familiarity of Ravel's Piece en Forme de Habanera. All are wonderfully playable and all are very beautiful.  A flute player's dream!

From the Publisher

This anthology contains 22 short pieces from the belle époque, around the turn of the 20th century in France. Suitable for the intermediate flautist, the pieces are perfect for pupils’ concerts or competitions. These include originals and contemporary arrangements, all based on first editions and autographs respectively. The belle époque era – about the time of peace in Europe between 1871 and 1914 – brought progress and development in many areas: technologically, economically, socially, and in the arts. Composers like Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel were key figures in this era. The centre of it all was Paris, where the 'New French School' of flute playing developed with the introduction of the Böhm flute.

Difficulty guide: 6-7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Pierne                           Serenade Op.7
  • Faure                             Piece
  • Debussy                        The Little Shepherd
  • Ravel                              Pavane pour une infante defunte
  • Guilmant                       Romance sans paroles Op.85
  • Donjon                          Tendre souvenir (Reverie)
  • Saint-Saens                  The Swan
  • Tombelle                       Berceuse
  • Cui                                 Scherzetto
  • Fontaine                        Pastorale Op.34
  • Catherine                      Arabesque
  • Pessard                         Andalouse Op.20/8
  • Godard                          Jeuness! (Op. posthume)
  • Ravel                              Piece en forme de Habanera
  • Leroux                           Deuxieme romance
  • Faure                             Adagio non troppo
  • Gaubert                        Soir sur le plaine (from Deux esquisses)
  • Boisdeffre                     Orientale Op.32/2
  • Pessard                         Reverie
  • Lalo                                Introduction & Allegretto (from Namoura)
  • Durand                          Romance Op.7
  • Duvernoy                      Intermezzo Op.41/2    

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 22396
Our Stock Code: 1387384
Media Type: Paperback (103 pages [score])

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