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The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music for Flute Ensemble

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“The Perfect Piece!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

It's lovely to have less familiar music arranged for flute ensemble so this quirky piece by Gustav Holst is most welcome. Carla Rees uses her large forces well, sometimes having safety in numbers with the use of rhythmic untity but mostly challenging the group with creative part writing. Changes of time are a feature of this music and the 7/8 Dance of the Spirits of the Earth is particularly well crafted. The whole ballet will provide a thorough work-out for an experienced flute choir but if you do have the skills and the resources to tackle it you will find it just perfect!

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


  • Andante
  • Dance of the Spirits of the Earth
  • Dance of the Spirits of the Air
  • Dance of the Spirits of the Water
  • Dance of the Spirits of Fire
  • Andante

All sections are segue.

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo
  • Part 2: Piccolo
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Flute
  • Part 5: Flute
  • Part 6: Alto Flute
  • Part 7: Alto Flute
  • Part 8: Alto Flute
  • Part 9: Bass Flute
  • Part 10: Bass Flute
  • Part 11: Contrabass Flute
Category: Flute Orchestra Music
Publisher: Tetractys Publishing
Publisher's reference: TTYS292019/64
Our Stock Code: 1431490
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (39 pages [score])

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