Menuetto from Divertimentio K334 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Bruce R. Smith
Menuetto by WA Mozart is taken from Divertimento K.334. The autographed score has been lost and this piece has been tentatively attributed to his last two years in Salzburg, during either the summer of 1779 or 1780. In correspondence with his father Mozart refers to this work (May 8, 1782).
This familiar Menuetto theme is a study in contrasts, at first lightly detached and then sweeping and lyrical. Awareness of long phrases in both styles is vital to the melodic continuity.
This arrangement for flute choir features the first flute and alto flute. The optional 2nd Alto Flute part doubles the bass flute. Options include the use of cello or string bass as well as the piano accompaniment.
The first flute and first alto flute could be used with piano for a duet presentation.