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Variations on a Romance by Mehul
Flute part and Guitar score
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
An Austrian flutist and composer of the early 19th century, he wrote 100 works for flute, with 70 of these pieces published while he was still alive. The theme is based on an aria from the opera Joseph et ses freres de Mehul by Etienne-Nicholas Mehul. In the opera, Joseph's account of his abduction by his brothers is one of the three solo numbers in the work. Dressler takes the liberty of making the melody slightly smoother and sensitive. There are six variations of the theme.