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Concerto for Four Flutes (optional piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute)

By Georg Philipp Telemann

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Flute / Piccolo, Flute, Flute / Alto Flute, Flute / Bass Flute
Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Arranged by David H. Bailey. Standard notation. Falls House Press #4F-B35. Published by Falls House Press (PR.4FB35).

Item Number: PR.4FB35

With Standard notation.

Telemann was one of the Baroque's most prolific composers, yet today he isn't as well known as Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. His music is every bit as challenging and fun to play as that of his more famous contemporaries. This concerto for four flutes was originally written for four violins, and has been arranged in this exciting new edition sothat it lies well on four C-flutes. The first part can also be performed on piccolo and the third and fourth parts become richer when they are performed on alto, bass and/or contrabass. This edition includes alternate alto flute parts to substitute for either flute 3 or 4, making this a very versatile concerto which sounds great when played on any of a wide number of possible combinations. The slow movements provide showcases for tone and intonation, and the allegro movements are very contrapuntal in nature, providing great opportunities for flutists to echo each other. The audiences will love this lively work from a less well-known giant of the Baroque.

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