La Danse de Puck for flute quintet

$9.00

Puck is a dwarf-like figure from the world of Nordic mythology​ that also appears in Shakespeare's “A Midsu​m​mer Night's Dream”.

Claude Debussy’s Puck is a fleet-footed and capricious creature, ​having qualities​ that are easily portray​ed by flutes! ​ The rhythmic ​patterns moodily alternate between playful hurrying and sudden lingering, and the trenchant minor seconds in the accompaniment reveal his roguish intentions flashing forth behind the mask of gallant melodies. ​T​he lower instruments repeatedly exhort him to seriousness, but he won’t be deterred, and finally – with a fast run – he disappears like a ghost into the airy heights of invisibility.

Th​is​ quintet​ arrangement is quite challenging to play, but a most delightful task for a good flute ensemble!

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Title:
La Danse de Puck
Composer:
Claude Debussy
Arranger:
Gudrun Hinze
Tempo/Style:
Allegro, capricious and light
Length:
2 minutes to 3 minutes
Parts:
5 parts
Difficulty:
Difficult
Instruments:
1 Piccolo
3 C flutes
1 Alto flute
1 Bass flute

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