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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“How do you like your Mozart?”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Your view of this piece will be entirely coloured by how you react to the manipulation of masterpieces. Starting with a fantasy-like swirl of the five-note motif, we encounter the main theme briefly before the textures take over again. Another famous Papageno tune then emerges in a more straightforward guise, followed by a section in which the  the soloists take centre stage. There is an quasi 'oom-pah band' section later and a strong ending. What is without doubt is that it is very well written, Grethen having a complete understanding of both the capabilites of the solo and the tutti, and how to balance the 2 groups successfully. So, as it really works on a flute-playing level the choice is yours!

From the Publisher

This work for flute ensemble with themes and motifs from 
Mozart's Magic Flute is conceived like a concerto grosso. The 
tutti, kept at a straightforward level, is formed by a group of four 
flutes (cast chorally). The concertino is formed by: piccolo, 
flute 1, flute 2, flute 3, alto flute, bass flute. They are a group of 

Our Description

Included is a triple set of parts for the 4 tutti flutes.

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

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Flute
  • Part 5: Alto Flute
  • Part 6: Bass Flute
  • Part 7: Flute
  • Part 8: Flute
  • Part 9: Flute
  • Part 10: Flute
Category: Music for Flute Choir with Soloist(s)
Publisher: Accolade
Publisher's reference: ACC1636
Our Stock Code: 1396164
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score])