W007a Siegfried Idyll - Wagner, R.


Wagner composed Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed by a chamber ensemble on Christmas morning in 1870. What a gift! Using the full range of low flutes keeps this setting in its original key, and allows the C flutes to sing over the top of the sumptuous harmonies, with a piccolo adding extra range and colour. Perfect for 12 accomplished players or flute orchestra. 

Grading: 7 to 9

Duration:  C 20'00

Composer: Wagner, R.

Arranger: Orriss, M.

Instrumentation: Flute Ensemble/Orchestra: Picc, 4 Fls, 2 Afls, 2 Bfls, Cbfl, Cafl,  Dcbfl.

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