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L'oiseau des bois Op. 21

By Albert Franz Doppler

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Flute, 4 horns (piano)
Composed by Albert Franz Doppler (1821-1883). Edited by Eppel. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM32250).

Item Number: PE.ZM32250

L'oiseau des bois by Franz Doppler, famous flute virtuoso of the 19th century (1821- 1883), follows the series of instrumental works describing nature with musical means popular in romantic music where they can be found in any kind and number. In his op.21, whenvever the flute plays virtuoso bird song, the four horns act as a kind of counterpoint, emphasizing the calmness and tranquility of the forest. A special effect is achieved by placing the horns at a distance from the flutes. This piece is rewarding for every flutist, and it can be widely used due to the option of having the horn parts taken over by either piano or harmonium.

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