Offertory on 2 Noels by Alexandre Guilmant
Transcribed for Flute Choir by Martin Melicharek, III
Scored for 3 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and Contrabass Flute (or Cello)
Includes score and parts
A famous organist and composer of the late 19th and early 20th century, he also served as professor of organ at the Paris conservatory for 15 years. This transcription was taken from a work that Guilmant wrote–Chantons jevous prie Noel Nautement and Le Messie vient de naitre, or Sing loudly I pray you Noel and The Messiah comes to be born, respectively. The melody passes from one manual to another in the organ score, and, in this arrangement, these melodies are interwoven and move from one part to another. Dynamic changes mirror the manual changes between the Great, Swell and Choir manuals of the organ.