The Thieving Magpie, Overture for flute quintet

$15.00

The overture​ to​ “La gazza ladra” is a very popular, festive piece of music in our time, even ​though the whole opera by Rossini is hardly ever performed. The first part is a festive march – the original opens with drum rolls​ of the High Court​, performed from both sides of the stage. ​However, this arrangement features an introduction of a twittering water-filled bird whistle. ​ ​As the whole piece deals with the ​clever magpie's ​quicksilver energy​, ​musical birdlike ​sounds ​are very appropriate. ​ If whistles​ are not available, flute trills will be effective​, ​or perhaps performers will pursue something else with triangle​s​ or other brilliant possibilit​i​es!​ The second ​section is an elegant ​Italian style waltz, including the well-known ​p​iccolo solo.

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Title:
The Thieving Magpie, Overture
Composer:
Gioachino Rossini
Arranger:
Gudrun Hinze
Tempo/Style:
Maestoso Marziale, Allegro
Length:
3 minutes to 4 minutes
Parts:
5 parts
Difficulty:
Moderate
Instruments:
1 Piccolo
3 C flutes
1 Alto flute
1 Bass flute
1 Bird Whistles (optional)

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