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The Shepherd's Song MWV R 24

Flute (or Violin) with Optional Piano Accompaniment

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Flute solo or with piano (Score & Parts) - easy to intermediate
Flute (or Violin) with Optional Piano Accompaniment. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Andras Adorjan. Arranged by Berthold Tours. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Il Flauto traverso. The Shepherd's Song ist Mendelssohns einzige bekannte Originalkomposition fur Flote. Die kurze Komposition wurde erst nach seinem Tod 1889 mit einer hinzugefugten Klavierbegleitung und einer alternativen Violinstimme publiziert. Da die Flotenliteratur nur. Classical. Softcover. 10 pages. Schott Music #FTR 217. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018692).

Item Number: HL.49018692

ISBN 9790001175012. 9x12 inches. Piano Accompaniment by Berthold Tours ed. Andras Adorjan.

The work The Shepherd's Song by Felix Mendelssohn, presented as a reprint for the first time, is his only known original composition for flute. Although Mendelssohn frequently and skilfully used wind instruments in his orchestral works, he never provided them with significant parts, neither in his chamber music works not as solo instrument, which may have been due to the technical shortcomings of the instrument prior to the revolutionary inventions of Theobald Bohm. The short composition The Shepherd's Song was published for the first time after the death of the composer in 1889, including an additional piano accompaniment and an alternative violin part. The arranger and editor was the organist and composer Berthold Tours (1838-1897). Since the flute literature contains only few musical pieces of major composers of the Romantic era, it is surprising that this composition, which had been printed more than 100 years ago, has remained undiscovered for such a long time, thus remaining widely unknown to the public until today. The Shepherd's Song can be performed with flute (violin) solo or with the piano accompaniment by Berthold Tours.

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