Inspired by the playing of his friend, the Welsh virtuoso Frederick Griffith, and first performed by him with the composer in 1892.
This delightful Suite, originally for flute and orchestra, was premiered by the Welsh virtuoso flute player Frederick Griffith in 1892 and has been beautifully reconstructed by Colin Bradbury. Edward German was a contemporary of Elgar and there are some similarities in style between the two composers. A Valse Gracieuse in F major has running semiquavers throughout, whilst the enigmatic Souvenir has unusual shifting harmonies under the melody. The final movement is a Gipsy Dance in A minor. There is no doubt that this piece fills a gap in our repertoire and as such is both valuable and welcome.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Valse Gracieuse
- Gipsy Dance
Item DetailsCategory: Romantic Flute and Piano (c1820-1900)
Publisher: Lazarus Edition
Our Stock Code: 992916
Media Type: Paperback