Sheet Music: Adieu

Opus numberOp. 71, No. 2
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo130 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-11-03
Last updated2018-11-07
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Sunday 18 November 2018

Tune of the Day: Adieu by Paul Merkus

for flute and piano

This easy piece for flute and piano was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, Paul Merkus from the Netherlands.

This piece has been recently created and is a short atmospheric drawing in my usual style. Because the atmosphere created can be reminiscent of a ship that is sailing away with a loved one on board, the title “Adieu” has been chosen. After the prelude by the piano, the flute plays the exposition of the main theme in the lower register. Then, a slightly more playful piece of art follows, which culminates in a moment with more stillness, after which the reprise of the opening theme in the higher register follow that leads to the final summit.

This piece marks Paul's 10th contribution to our website, and as a token of gratitude for our constructive collaboration the composer decided to dedicate the piece to! We must say that we are very honored by this dedication, and once again would like to thank you, Paul, for sharing your music with us. We look forward to publishing more of your pieces, and we are happy that, as you reassured us in your email, the title “Adieu” (which is French for “farewell”) is misleading!