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Rondo di Cairoli


From the Publisher

Flute Ensemble - Piccolo, 2 flutes, flute 3/alto flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute. Inspired by famous clown Charlie Cairoli, this piece brings all the fun of the fair to the flute choir! With it's quirky 5/8 rhythm, the unique sound of the flute choir matches perfectly the strains of the fairground organ, while the bustling figures conjure up the excitement of the crowd. Miniature fanfares herald the various acts, and bring the piece to a rousing finish! This is a complex piece for the more able ensemble. Starting in B flat major and modulating to A flat major adds fingering difficulties, while the time signature is mainly 5/8 time but frequently changes through both 4/4 and 6/8 time making the counting quite a challenge. Well worth the effort!

Difficulty guide: 6-8
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 or Alto Flute
  • Part 5: Alto Flute
  • Part 6: Contrabass Flute
  • Part 7: Contrabass Flute
Category: Flute Choir Music: 7 Mixed Flutes
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM266
Our Stock Code: 1347319
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts