Gavotte (fl, pft. + optional fl.2)

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GOSSEC, Francois-Joseph (1733 - 1829)
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  • Instrumentation: flute & piano /or flutes 1 & 2
  • Difficulty Level: Easy [ UK grade 3]
  • Duration: 2:0" [approx]
  • Flute 2 arr: R. Trubger
  • Genre: Classical
  • Format: Printed Edition or PDF download [6 pages]
  • Extras: mp3 play-alongs [mp3 file sizes: 4 - 6 MB].

Tuneful and attractive piece of music, very suitable for the elementary player who is beginning to develop some skills. Students will enjoy playing it as a flute duet* and/or with the piano accompaniment.
Gavotte had its origins in southeastern France as a peasant’s ‘kissing dance’ before becoming popular with the aristocracy in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The included flute duet* is the special feature of this edition, allowing the work to be performed by 2 equal flutes with or without a piano. Flute 1 has the complete flute solo, while the accompaniment is compressed into a single line for flute 2.

The downloadable Mp3 performance track is played at slow tempo to aid the student with practice and learning. The Accompaniment track has the faster tempo.

  sample of the flute & piano edition, and of the 2 flutes edition