Two Little Finches

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2 Little Finches
Composed by Henri Kling
For Flute Ensemble
Arranged by Robert Rainford
Published by Forton Music
Includes score and parts

Solo Piccolo (or Flute) 1
Solo Piccolo (or Flute) 2
Flute 1
Flute 2
Flute 3
Flute 4 (optional)
Alto Flute
Bass Flute
Contrabass Flute (optional)
Contr'alto Flute (optional)
Double Contrabass Flute (optional)

      Henri Kling was born in Paris in 1842, but was brought up in Carlsruhe, where he studied with the virtuoso horn player Jacob Dorn. He then spent most of his career in Geneva, where he was professor of horn at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865 until his death in 1918. As well as the horn, he had a strong interest in composition, probably best known is his Horn-schule, which is a progressive series of etudes and orchestral excerpts with his own commentary attached.
      This piece is a light hearted dance like composition that features a solo pair of piccolos. After some introductory fanfares and 'horn call' passages, the two soloists enter with a bird-song like cadenza passage featuring calls and reponses between them. This then leads into the main section of the piece, a jovial polka with the two soloists in rhythmic unison on top of the texture. Various bird-song features are included, simple repeating melodies in thirds, rapid repeated articulations of the same note, and flowing arpeggios. A great piece to feature the piccolo!

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