Trois Grands Duos Brillants et Mélodiques pour Deux Flûtes Concertantes, by Jules Herman
New Editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom
Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98
Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $21.75
Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98
Jules Herman's Grands Duos Concertantes (Opus 86) are works of ingenuity, charm, brilliance, grace, and humor. Long overlooked, they are extraordinarily fine examples of concert-worthy duets of the late 19th century. Originally published by Choudens in Paris about 1885, the Grand Duos were dedicated to composer François-Auguste Gevaert (1828–1908), then director of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Flutists will find these works challenging and rewarding, teachers of advancing students will be amazed by their utility, and audiences will be enchanted. (excerpted from PHB's © foreword)
Note that these duets make for excellent sight-reading training ... the music is interesting and demanding, and the parts are nicely balanced. All three duets have three movements each. Duo 1: Allegro moderato; Adagio sostenuto; and Rondo allegro. Duo 2: Moderato; Scherzando; and Polonaise. Duo 3: Allegretto vivace con brio; Air Varié, Andante; and Boléro, Moderato.