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Three Mechanical Duets - Play-Along videos - 2 flutes
1. Allegro (Suite for a Mechanical Organ)
2. The Musical Snuff Box
3. Rondo alla Turka
Play along with the flautist Susan Torke
Available as single videos or a discounted complete set of 3. Download either part and play along on the other.
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The three pieces in this collection all have connections to mechanical music.
Beethoven's Allegro is one a number of compositions written for a mechanical organ called the 'Flötenuhr' which consisted of small flute pipes, whose valves were operated by a rotating wooden barrel. A clock was often used in conjunction with the organ to make it play automatically at regular intervals.
The Musical Snuff Box is a charming miniature written in 1893, taking its inspiration from 18th Century musical snuff boxes.
The Rondo from Mozart's Sonata imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands. This movement was sometimes performed on a piano that featured a "Janissary Stop": a cymbal and bass drum mechanism operated by a pedal.
Composer: Beethoven, L. van/Liadov, A./Mozart, W.A.
Arranger: Orriss, M.
Instrumentation: Flute Duet: 2 Fls
Performer: Susan Torke