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L'histoire de Poucette for Flute and Piano

The story of Thumbelina

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  • Uses extended techniques
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Simple extended techniques in a charming setting.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This book of completely original compositions for intermediate players is a little different. Based on the fairy tale Thumbelina, it tells her story from birth to happy-ever-after in five short movements. Both the melodic lines and the harmonies can at times be a little unpredictable giving each one a quirky character which is very appealing. It's also interesting that Flenghi decides to introduce some simple extended techniques. Flutter tonguing ,key taps, small jet whistles and starter lip glissandi are all unusual at this level and lift the book onto a different level. The music is very attractive and could easily be performed by two students or family members. It's all rather wonderful!

Performance duration (approx): 7'45

Difficulty guide: 4-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • La naissance de Poucette 00 :01 :00 (Thumbelina's birth)
  • L’enlèvement de Poucette 00 :01 :00 (Thumbelina's kidnap)
  • L’hirondelle blessée 00 :02 :30 (The wounded swallow)
  • Sous l’emprise d’un rat 00 :01 :00  ( under the influence of a rat)
  • Le bonheur retrouvé 00 :02 :15 (Happiness found)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Delatour France
Publisher's reference: DLT2712
Our Stock Code: 1664089
Media Type: Paperback (23 pages [score])

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