Sheet Music: Birdsong

TitleBirdsong
Alternate titlesVogelsang
Chant d'Oiseau
Opus numberOp. 324
ComposerWilhelm Popp (1828–1903)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD major
RangeC#4–A6
Time signature3/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time4:50
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2011-04-10
Last updated2011-04-10
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Romantic, Show-off pieces, Written for Flute

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Sunday 10 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Birdsong

for Flute and Piano, composed by Wilhelm Popp

German composer Wilhelm Popp was arguably the most famous student of the great 19th-century French flutist Louis Drouet, who was nicknamed “the Paganini of the flute” due to his mastery of double-tonguing. Popp wrote many charming works for flute and piano: the catalogue of his works lists nearly 600 of them! Today we present his “Vogelsang”, also known with the French title “Chant d'Oiseau”. This piece remembers us of Vivaldi's birdlike trills, but is composed in a style which is typical of the Romantic era.

Thanks to Ines for suggesting this piece!