Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio for flute nonet

$17.00

At the age of 24, Mozart composed this opera in Vienna during the trending focus on the Ottoman Empire. This accounts for the Overture’s being such a wonderful example of the “alla Turca” style that was inspired by Turkish military bands. It was a triumph from its opening night, becoming Mozart’s most popular work in his lifetime. This arrangement is in the original key of C major, with the Andante section in C minor, and has been edited for length. This is a jewel for multi-level flute ensembles, for it accommodates players of all ability levels; challenging for the experienced flutists while having parts simple enough for younger players to be included.

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Title:
Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio
Composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:
Cynthia Isenhower
Tempo/Style:
Allegro, Andante
Length:
4 minutes to 5 minutes
Parts:
9 parts
Difficulty:
Easy to Moderate
Instruments:
1 Piccolo
6 C flutes
1 Alto flute
1 Bass flute

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