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Sinuhe the Egyptian is a historical novel written in 1945 by the Finnish author Mika Waltari (* 19. SeptemberHelsinki). He was one of the best known authors in Finland and his works were translated into 30 languages. 1908 in Helsinki, † 26. August 1979 also in This is the story of the adventures of the doctor SinuheCrete and other regions of the known world at that time. who lived from 1390 to1335 B.C. who was initially the personal physician at the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten before subsequently visiting Babylon, Waltari was inspired by the Ancient Egyptian text The Story of Sinuhe which is considered to be one of the earliest literary works (20th century B.C.). The author additionally undertook comprehensive historical studies, and the novel with its extensive cultural history and customs of the Orient in pre-Christian times became a worldwide success. The novel also gained recognition among Egyptologists. Sinuhe the Egyptian was in turn an inspiration for the composer Olli Mustonen to create a work for the “archaic” instrument the oboe. The original version of this two-movement piece additionally fulfilled the composer’s wish to dedicate a composition to his wife Sole who is also an oboist.The current version for flute was written for the Danish flutist Janne Thomsen.

Performance duration (approx): 8 mins

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

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Solo Flute Repertoire
Publisher: Schott Music
Publisher's reference: FTR214
Our Stock Code: 1395914
Media Type: Paperback (11 pages [score])