Haydn Divertimento No.2 arranged for Flute Quartet

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Haydn's Hob.II:21 and II:22 arranged beautifully for two flutes, alto flute and bass flute

SOMERVILLE, Mass. - eTradeWire -- Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC (NSM) is an online sheet music publisher offering original works by distinguished contemporary composers, re-notated versions or facsimiles of rare historical scores, and arrangements of pieces from the classical repertoire. Selected NSM publications are offered as professionally-printed hard copy editions; most are available as convenient pdf downloads.

NSM has now published John Pratt's flute quartet arrangements of both of Haydn's two divertimentos, Hob. II:21 and II:22. The two pieces were written originally for string quartet plus two horns, but were later adapted by others as quartet-only versions identified as Opus 2, Nos. 3 and 5. The spirit of the two works suits them nicely to flute quartet, as does the distribution of activity among two C-flutes, alto flute, and bass flute. The most recent NSM publication is that of Divertimento No.2, which has 5 movements: I-Presto, II-Minuet, III-Largo, IV-Minuet, and V-Finale Presto. So, if you're in the mood to try some new multi-flute repertoire, check out these editions on the NSM website. For Divertimento No.2, visit https://noteworthysheetmusic.com/score-descriptions/40-flute-duos-trios-quartets/832-haydn-hob-ii-22-arr-flute-quartet; for Divertimento No.1, go to https://noteworthysheetmusic.com/score-descriptions/40-flute-duos-trios-quartets/830-haydn-hob-ii-21-arr-flute-quartet. There you can find additional information, view preview pages of the scores, and listen to audio clips to get a sense of how the quartets sound with flutes in lieu of strings.

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