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Uncommon Sheet Music for Flute and Alto Flute

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haydn_op17_2_image-webAdagio from Quartet in F Major, Op.17, No.2, by F. J. Haydn 

Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt

Alto Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $8.00

The third movement of Haydn's Opus 17, No. 2, like that of Opus 17, No. 1, is an Adagio with a beautiful violin melody that is harmonized simply by the other three strings.  The melody is compelling on alto flute, with just a few changes to accommodate its sonic differences from the violin.  Lest the effect be too placid when the lower string parts are transferred to the piano, our piano transcription elaborates them in the style of Haydn's keyboard music in several places.  We also incorporate a few changes for better sonority and to disentangle the voices where the string parts have overlaps and unisons that are poorly suited to the piano.  All told, this transcription is highly effective and a delight for both players.  

Alto Flute part, 2 pages of music; Piano score, 6 pages of music; Total, 12 pages.