E002a Chanson De Nuit/Chanson De Matin - Elgar, E.


Opus 15 Nos. 1&2

Elgar completed this pair of pieces, originally for Violin and Piano, shortly after his "Enigma Variations". "Chanson De Nuit" begins and ends with a rich tune from the Alto Flute, using its full range, before the C flutes take up the tunes in the middle section. The possibly more famous "Chanson De Matin" is lighter in mood, with the whole quintet enjoying moments of light and shade. A perfect pair of pieces for a recital.

Grading: 6 to 8

Duration: 5'52

Composer: Elgar, E.

Arranger: Orriss, M.

Instrumentation: Flute Quintet: 3 Fls, Afl, Bfl.

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