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Glazunov Elegy fl afl nsmElegy, Op.44, by Alexander Glazunov

Transcribed for Flute or Alto Flute (and Piano) by John W. Pratt

Parts for Flute and Alto Flute, PDF $5.99

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936) was a major composer in the late Russian romantic tradition.  His Elegy, Op.44, was written for viola and piano in 1893.  The viola melody is readily adaptable for other instruments, since it is without double stops, and has been transcribed here by John W. Pratt for either flute or alto flute.  The piece is about 6 minutes long, elegiac but not lugubrious.  It consists of a lovely melody in 9/8 time, enhanced by a simple but warm piano accompaniment.  The NSM edition includes a flute part and an alternative alto flute part, but does not include one for piano, since a suitable score is freely available at

Flute part, 2 pages; Alto Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 8 pages.