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The Birdcatcher's Song, from The Magic Flute, Flute and Clarinet Duet

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Flute, Clarinet, Woodwind Duet, Flute and Clarinet Duet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by David McKeown. Classical Period, Opera, Repertoire, General Instructional, Recital. Score. 3 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.265945).

Item Number: S0.265945

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 one Flute and one Clarinet.

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. The full-length youtube performance is the Clarinet version of this duet.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to helpwith detailed articulation and dynamics.

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