Flower Duet

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by WhatSharp?, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Ok heres a poser, was looking for the Flower Duet from Lakme (the Eb/Bb duet) and have come across three arrangements :

    Sparke, Williams, Langford

    Which, in peoples considered opinion, is better?
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Mr Sparke's arrangement is class , dont know if it is still available , but Romance in Brass Vol 1 Leyland Daf ( Polyphonic 1991) , it's a class recording.some brilliant playing
    Fanfare romance and finale ( used in a bupa advert )
    Song of the Seashore
    Flower Duet...
    brilliant stuff on it...
  3. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Roger Payne also did an arrangement for me and the first horn player at Newcastle Brown Ale Band in the mid 90's - we thought it was quite good!!! I'm not sure if it's in print but you certainly have my permission to use it and could possibly get it from Chester-le-Street Riverside Band. It's for two horns (obviously)

    Just to add (in case of retribution) my permission probably means very little!
  4. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Active Member

    Yes, still available from Studio Music (020 8830 0110)
  5. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Nothing like a self-plug eh! :D
  6. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    I'd go for the Langford version - its short and sweet, and works well. Sorry Philip!

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