This Suite is perhaps the most famous work by this composer still regularly performed, here arranged for solo flute and flute quartet. Each movement is an exquisitely crafted miniature showcasing an aspect of the flute. The opening Allegretto is flowing and melodic, the Idylle is tranquil and languid, and the final Waltz bubbles across the whole range of the flute with almost a circus like feeling. This arrangement brings a new light to this perpetual flute favourite, with the ensemble parts supporting the soloist. Take care not to overpower the soloist, particularly in the second movement as the solo flute explores the lowest end of the instrument’s register. The solo line is unchanged from the original.