Pavane for Flute Orchestra

PavaneThe first arrangement of this piece for full flute orchestra!  This arrangement is scored for 4 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute and Contrabass.

This charming and popular piece was written in 1887. Obtaining its rhythm from the slow processional Spanish court dance of the same name, the Pavane ebbs and flows from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool, somewhat haunting, Belle Epoque(French for “Beautiful Era”) elegance. The piece is scored for a small orchestra and optional chorus.

A typical performance lasts around seven minutes.