Forest Devil Waltz (on themes of Emil Waldeteufel)
Written for 2 piccolos, 3 c flutes, alto flute, bass flute, and piano by Dan Welcher
Includes score and parts
Duration: c. 8′
Forest Devil Waltzes was composed for a celebration commemorating the 80th birthday of Karl F. (Fritz) Kraber, retired Professor of Flute at the University of Texas at Austin and a founding member of the Dorian Wind Quintet. This charming work is a collection of waltz tunes by Emil Waldteufel, whose name translates as “Forest Devil.” The melodies are primarily from Les Patineurs (The Skaters), and also drawn from Toujours ou Jamais and Au Revoir. Welcher has indicated, “no attempt has been made by the present composer to represent Waldteufel’s original presentation, or to advance the cause of Good Taste.” For advanced performers.