Terzetto, Opus 74
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Arranged by Robert Rainford for 2 C flutes and Alto flute
Includes score and parts
Originally for two violins and viola, this charming trio works well on two concert flutes and alto flute. This is a fairly substantial four movement work offering Dvorak's characteristic harmonic and melodic touches. The first movement is an allegro non troppo with contrapuntal interest in all parts. The second movement alternates long lyrical sections with spiky dotted rhythm sections. The third movement is a Scherzo marked Vivace, and is very reminiscent of both Dvorak's and Brahms' Slavonic Dances. The last movement is a Theme with variations, each exploring a different style, building to a fast and exciting ending.