The Birdcatcher's Song, from The Magic Flute, Duet for Flutes
Flute, Woodwind Duet - Intermediate
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by David McKeown. Classical Period, Opera, Repertoire, General Instructional, Recital. Score. 2 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.265943).
Item Number: S0.265943
Der Vogelfanger bin ich Ja, (TheBirdcatcher’s Song) is an aria from the first act of Mozart’s comic opera, The Magic Flute. It has become oneof Mozart’s best loved melodies and features the birdcatcher Papageno. In the first production therole was played by the producer and theatre owner. He was not a trained singerso Mozart deliberately wrote a simple melody of limited range. This version is arrangedas a duet for two Flutes.
Musicians at an intermediate leveland above will find this ideal for formal and informal performances, with bothparts enjoying melodic interest. The duet format gives instrumentalists anopportunity to play music written for the voice. The overall performance time isaround a minute and a half.
Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to helpwith detailed articulation and dynamics.
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