Joyeux et Ensoleille arr. flute choir & piano solo

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DUPONT, Gabriel (1878 - 1914)
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  • Instrumentation: piano solo, flutes 1-3; alt.fl.1/ fl.4; alt.fl.2; bass fl.[optional]
  • Difficulty level: high intermediate - advanced
  • Arranger: Roz Trubger
  • Duration: ca. 6 - 9:00" [with or without indicated cuts]
  • Format: Printed score & parts / or digital PDF download [110 pages]
  • Free: online rehearsal track in YouTube video (below)
  • Extra: downloadable piano accompaniment [13 MB]

Passionate and quirky by turn, this wonderful piece of French music is a real tour-de-force for the pianist and requires a player of considerable ability.  The flute parts are not as difficult as the piano part, but are suitable for players of at least high intermediate ability [UK grade 6 and above]

Joyeux et Ensoleille is the 3rd movement of Poeme, originally written by the French composer, Gabriel Dupont for piano and string quartet [1911]. It is dedicated to his teacher, Charles Marie Widor. For this edition, it has been abridged and adapted for flutes by Roz Trubger.
Roz's notes: I am really impressed by the quality of the composition. It leaves a strong impression of what might have been, if Dupont had lived longer than his 36 years.

Gabriel Dupont was born on March 1, 1878 in Caen, He studied composition with Massenet and  Widor at the Conservatoire in Paris. In 1901, at the age of 23, he won second Grand Prix in the Rome Competition (Ravel only received third prize). Two years later, Dupont won first prize in the Rome Competition with his opera La Cabrera. However, by the time he was 25, Dupont was already ill with Tuberculosis and died from tuberculosis aged 36 in August, 1914. Read more about Dupont in the free video rehearsal play-along below.

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