Composer
BERLIOZ
Title
Fugue with Two Choirs
Instrumentation
7 flutes, alto flute (or 6 flutes, 2 alto flutes)
Arranger
Martha Rearick
Publisher
Alry Publications
Grade
3
Product Code
10A2100FC103
flute choir: seven flutes, alto flute (or six flutes, two alto flutes) parts and score double flute choir Hector Berlioz; Fugue with Two Choirs with Two Counter-subjects, composed c.1828 (eight-voice fugue)

Hector Berlioz
arranged for two flute choirs with two counter-subjects by Martha Rearick

This eight-voice fugue was written in 1828 or 1829 when Berlioz was a student at the Paris Conservatory of Music. In competing for the coveted Prix de Rome, each student was required to demonstrate his skill in the art of counterpoint by composing a fugue. Berlioz complied by writing this complex work in eight parts, which includes a subject with two countersubjects, and all of the intricacies of fugal composition such as inversion, canonic imitation, and a pedal point in the last twenty measures 

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