Concerto in G, KV 313 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged and edited for 2 flutes by Mark Sparks
This flute duo arrangement by St. Louis Symphony Principal Flutist Mark Sparks casts Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 in G major, KV 313 in a new light. As a useful, fun teaching and learning tool, the edition makes study and performance of this great concerto more easily accessible to students, teachers, and audiences. Students may discover the concerto anew by playing together, and teachers will find the format helpful in the studio.
Notes: Effort has been made to adhere to “Urtext” and highly reputable sources in the creation of this arrangement. That said, this is a true arrangement; a composite intended to give students, teachers, and listeners immediate access to the essentials of the concerto. Editorial suggestions have been avoided. The second flute line bears the primary weight of the orchestral accompaniment, providing a playable sketch of the harmony and accompaniment style while attempting to maintain the voice-leading in the orchestral parts. The first fute is the soloist, who may fill out the texture during the tutti passages. These portions appear in brackets. — Mark Sparks, 2020