Sheet Music: Idylle

from Suite de trois morceaux
Alternate titlesThe Idylle from Suite of Three Pieces
Opus numberOp. 116, Mvmt. 2
ComposerBenjamin Godard (1849–1895)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time3:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-11-24
Last updated2010-11-24
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Romantic, Written for Flute


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Wednesday 24 November 2010

Tune of the Day: Idylle

from “Suite of Three Pieces” by Benjamin Godard

This is the exquisite central movement of French Romantic-era composer Benjamin Godard's Suite of Three Pieces. Godard was a violinist, but this suite was specifically composed for flute and piano. It's one of the few pieces where you can find a low B that can be played with a C foot... simply because it's a B-sharp. Even more unusual is to find a C-sharp, a B-sharp and a C-natural all occurring within a single short phrase, and not in chromatic order (at the end of bar 46); your right pinky will have quite some work to do! Remember that if the composer decided to go that low there sure is a reason, so try to pay special attention to expression.

Thanks to James for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allegretto Flute & Piano
2.Idylle Flute & Piano