Histoires Recueil (Collection of Stories) (Flute and Piano)
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking upon a successful composing career. Stories increased his popularity when it was published in the mid-1920s and Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), a prominent French flautist, arranged the compilation for Flute and Piano in 1933 to great acclaim.
Stories for Flute and Piano is made up of six movements; 1) The Leader of the Gold Turtles, 2) The Little White Donkey, 3) In the Sad House, 4) The Crystal Cage, 5) The Market of Fresh Water, and 6) The Procession of Balkis. Containing a variety of musical aspects and techniques, Moyse's arrangement for Flute and Piano of Ibert's Stories is an exciting addition to the intermediate level flautist's repertoire.