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Una Piccolo Sinfonia for 9 Piccolos

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Not for the Faint-Hearted!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is some piece! Rhythmically demanding, technically difficult, harmonically challenging and an acquired aural taste, it will stretch both performers and audience. The 9 piccolos are divided into 3 groups which broadly operate together, which does help in rehearsal. Twittering Machine starts with a fugue between the groups before developing into a fugue between each part. Chaconne for a Canary intersperses a tune with accompaniment mostly in quintuplet semiquavers and Rag Melancolique requires a great dexterity of ensemble skills. It obviously could be played with 9 flutes but it would lose much of it’s character - if you are lucky enough to know 9 piccolo players this is for you. Good luck!

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


  1. Twittering Machine
  2. Chaconne for a Canary
  3. Rag Melancolique

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo
  • Part 2: Piccolo
  • Part 3: Piccolo
  • Part 4: Piccolo
  • Part 5: Piccolo
  • Part 6: Piccolo
  • Part 7: Piccolo
  • Part 8: Piccolo
  • Part 9: Piccolo
Category: Flute Choir Music: 9+ Mixed Flutes
Publisher: Cadenza Music
Publisher's reference: MKUPS01
Our Stock Code: 1202281
Media Type: Paperback (40 pages [score])

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