Forest Scenes, Op.82 was composed for piano by Robert Schumann in 1848.
From the original nine movements, five have been arranged in this delightful double quartet. Each movement (Entrance, Haunted Spot, Solitary Flowers, The Bird as Prophet, and Hunter on the Watch) is a self-descriptive little gem that could stand alone or in any combination desired.
Flexibility is built in to this arrangement, for it can be performed by 8 C flutes, or two flute quartets, each consisting of 2 C flutes, an alto flute, and a bass flute (a contrabass flute may be substituted for bass in the second quartet) . The second quartet parts may also be performed by a string quartet (2 violins, viola, and cello). The contrasting but complimentary sonorities of flutes and strings together results in a very special presentation.
Parts are included for 8 C flutes, 2 alto flutes (for flutes 3 and 7), bass flutes and contrabass flute (for flutes 4 and 8), and string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) in place of flutes 5, 6, 7, and 8))