Sheet Music: Rêverie

ComposerEmile Pessard (1843–1917)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-06-08
Last updated2011-06-08
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Wednesday 8 June 2011

Tune of the Day: Rêverie by Pessard

for solo Flute and Piano

French composer Emile Pessard, who was professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatoire at the end of the 19th century, was also the son of a flutist, and he was probably familiar with the tonal brilliance and technical capabilities of the flute. His “Rêverie” (“Dream”) for solo flute and piano exemplifies a style of popular virtuoso salon music, where the soloist is given ample opportunity to display his or her mastery of the instrument at the expense of the piano, which is assigned a very simple chordal accompaniment.