Sicilienne for Flute Quintet
From the Publisher
Although this charming Sicilienne is perhaps the most famous composition attributed to the Austrian composer Maria-Theresia von Paradis, it may have been derived from a Violin Sonata by Weber. It was recently given a high profile performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, played by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and is also well known to flute teachers, having featured in the Grade 4 syllabus. In this lilting flute ensemble arrangement in Bb major, all players get the chance to play sections of the tune, either individually, or doubled in octaves in the repeated sections.
Performance duration (approx): 2'38
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).