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Toccata from the Organ Symphony for Four Piccolos or Flutes

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“Not an obvious choice!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is not an obvious choice of instrumentation for this piece, but one that can be really effective in the right hands. The famous semiquaver theme is evenly distributed between all four parts encouraging listening skills to develop both accuracy and intonation. You can play it at a slower speed too. This results in quite a pretty sounding performance but acoustically the piece offers a great deal in terms of skill and stamina, not to mention entertainment!

From the Publisher

Ch.M. Widor's famous Toccata (from the organ symphony no. 5) in a transcription for quartet of four piccolos (or flutes) with optional parts for alto flute and C flute/ Bass Flute for a flute choir

Premiered at the European Piccolo Festival in August 2011, for which it was written, and performed by Jean-Louis Beaumardier, Christine Beard, Nicole Esposito, Nicola Mazzanti with Masa Bertok Duh (alto flute)

Difficulty guide: 6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo
  • Part 2: Piccolo
  • Part 3: Piccolo
  • Part 4: Piccolo
  • Part 5 (Optional): Alto Flute or Flute
Category: Flute Quartet Music: Four Mixed Flutes
Publisher: Trübcher Music
Publisher's reference: 9790708082651
Our Stock Code: 1352375
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts

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