Zwei Charakterstücke, by Karl Eduard Goepfart
transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C. A. Vater
Alto Flute part and Piano score, PDF $8.99
Karl Eduard Goepfart (1859-1942) was a German pianist, composer and conductor. His Zwei Charakterstücke, Op. 27 (Two Character Pieces) were written for oboe and piano and first published in Leipzig in 1888. The two contrasting pieces are the very charming Mässig schnell, gehend and Mässig langsam (in ruhiger Bewegung) with its playful, energetic Lebhaft section. We prepared a transcription of this under-appreciated work for alto flute, complete with piano score. The pieces work well on alto flute, providing the accompanying pianist is sensitive to the alto flute’s lower sound power and projection capability, especially in the low register, compared to that of the oboe.
Piano Score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 16 pages.