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Once Upon a Time -Il etait une fois... for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello Vol. 2

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“An unusual book. ”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
It is unusual to find a compilation book for this combination of instruments and the wide range of repertoire used makes it very interesting. The Classical period works are either arrangements or adaptations of original, larger works and form the bulk of the book. This will be great for developing ensembles who need experience of playing together. The Contemporary section consists of shorter pieces by little known composers which are fascinating and harder. Enzo Gieco's Cocimex is the most approachable with lilting 6/8 rhythms and moderate technical challenges. Bachelios by Alain Louvier introduces a completely different sound world with an  improvised cadenza and changing metre, Ping Pong spaces both the performers and the music in pairs and the Gilles Carre is a contemporary technique feast. This a great book for teachers and more advanced groups alike.

Our Description

Please note:

Video clip 1 is of the orginal version for oboe and strings

Video clip 2 is of larger section of the work than is included in the book.

Difficulty guide: 5-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Classical Period

  • Larghetto (Gossec) 7'30
  • Allegro brillante (Cambini) 10'30
  • Allegro molto & Minuetto (Danzi) 6'40
  • Adagio & Menuet (Abel) 8'10

Contemporary Period

  • Cocimex (Gieco) 4'30
  • Bachelios (Louvier) 2'40
  • Ping Pong (Finzi) 6'30
  • Il pleuvait souvent un peu trop...... (Carre) 4'


Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Violin
  • Part 3: Viola
  • Part 4: Cello
Category: Music for Flute Quartet (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello)
Publisher: Éditions Billaudot
Publisher's reference: GB9794
Our Stock Code: 1456165
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (40 pages [score])