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These Morceaux were originally written for a string tro of violin, viola and cello. The opening Ballade features high, flowing melodies in the first flute supported by the other two instruments. The second movement, Das les bois, has the two flutes working in counterpoint over the bass line. Rêve, the third movement, starts with a serene flute tune before a more agitated middle section. The final scherzo is a romp across the full range of the the flutes, with lively counterpoint creating interest in both flute parts.
Requiring nimble fingers and accurate articulation (particularly in flute 1) these charming little miniatures are a chance to get more acquainted with the music of a composer who has fallen out of favour.