Francis Poulenc: Un Joueur De Flute Berce Les Ruines For Solo Flute by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 6 pages. Chester Music #CH61753. Published by Chester Music (HL.14025925).
ISBN 071198493X. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Un Joueur de flute berce les ruines (A flute player lullabies the ruins), is dated 1942. There is little information known about this piece since discovery of the manuscript. The work is modal and melancholic in style, its contours and economy recall the composer’s earliest works. It is short and simple, but of undeniable beauty, and undoubtedly an important addition to the solo flute repertoire.