Ballet Suite from Le Cid by Jules Massenet, arranged for Flute Orchestra by Shaul Ben-Meir
The ballet suite from the second act of of the opera Le Cid is one of Massanet's most highly-regarded works for orchestra. Set in 12th century Spain, the subject matter of the opera is the exploits of Don Rodrigue (Le Cid) as he battles against the Moors and fights for the woman he loves. The dance movements suggest the vibrant sounds and rhythms of Spain. This arrangement includes six of the seven movements of the original work.
Scored for Piccolo, 5 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute and String Bass