Composer
DRESSLER
Title
Variations on a Romance by Mehul
Instrumentation
Flute, guitar
Publisher
Zimmermann
Grade
3
Product Code
14Z040033330

Variations on a Romance by Mehul 

Flute part and Guitar score

Composer: Dressler

Publisher: Zimmermann 

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.