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Chrysanthemums for Flute Orchestra

By Giacomo Puccini

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Woodwinds - Flute Flute Choir
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Arranged by Ben-Meir, Shaul. Megido Publications #MEG017. Published by Megido Publications (AY.MEG017).

Item Number: AY.MEG017

ISBN 9790302112365.

Chrisanthemums, composed by Giocomo Puccini, arranged for flute choir by Shaul Ben-Meir (in memory of Ed Adams). Puccini wrote 'Crisantemi', an elegy, in a single night in 1890 in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy. It is a single movement in ABA form. The first theme begins with the outer voices in contrary motion, effectively a slowly opening blossom, and while the second theme is somewhat faster, both themes are dark-toned and melancholy, and the musical motion evocative of sighs of the grieving. Originally a string quartet, it is more performed as in symphonic orchestration. The fullness of the flute orchestra voices faithfully reflect the composer's scoring.

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