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Fantasia on Two Hymn Tunes (flute/cello duet)

Keith Templeman, a cellist from Buckingham, England, has put together this sparkling piece that shows just what can be accomplished with a flute and a cello. This duet piece is both quite listenable and quite playable, but to bring out all of the subtelties that are available in it will challenge even accomplished players.

Oboe/bassoon, violin/cello, and possibly trumpet/trombone (transposition is up to you) combinations will also be able to make good use of this piece.

What seems to begin as a simple setting of "Be Thou My Vision" becomes a gallop through the second tune, "Lord of the Dance" (or "Gift to be Simple" depending on your perspective) and then the two tunes become intertwined in a contrapuntal fantasy of phrases and melody snippets in various keys and with various timings. A fun and useful piece for many occasions.

MP3 sound sample: Entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

FANTASIA ON TWO HYMN TUNES for flute/cello duet by Keith Templeman comes as a downloadable PDF file of 1424K, containing a four-page score, two-page flute part, two-page cello part, and license page, nine pages in all. Performance time is approximately 2:45.

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Last update: 24 APR 2023