Flûtes En Vacances (Three Flutes)
Flutes on holiday by Jacques Castérède was written in 1962 for three or four Flutes. Each Flute part is quite difficult on this quartet and would be for advanced-intermediate / advanced flautists.
This piece features four sections, each one expressing a different mood: Flûtes Pastorales is quite calm with some enthusiastic highlights, Flûtes Joyeuses reflects a very joyful part with a small dance in the middle, Flûtes rêveuses sounds timeless and reminiscent of a theme of Castérède’s 'Twelve Studies' and Flûtes Légères has a fast and light melody. Jacques Castérède (1926-2014) is a renowned composer and pianist. He has won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1953 and has composed numerous melodic pieces including ballets, concertos, symphonies, ensemble and chamber music.