Adagio from Quartet in E Major, Op.17, No.1, by F. J. Haydn
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00
Haydn's early quartets, especially the three sets of six written between 1768 and 1771 (Opus 9, Opus 17, and Opus 20), advanced the development of the classical string quartet enormously in all respects. The third movement of Opus 17, No. 1 is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings. Whereas Haydn's more complex movements generally are unsuitable for transcription, the relative simplicity of this gorgeous Adagio makes it an exception. We present here a transcription for alto flute and piano. The melody is highly effective on the alto flute, and the other string parts are readily adaptable to the piano. Click to preview p1 of the score.
Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages; Total, 12 pages.