Dedication (Widmung) by Robert Schumann. Arranged by David Bailey. For 3 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute (May Be Doubled On Contrabass Flute). Score and parts. 5 + 7 pages. Published by Falls House Press (PR.FCB37).
In 1840, Robert Schumann took five poems by Friedrick Ruckert, set them to music as songs, and dedicated them to his beloved Clara as a wedding gift. Franz Liszt arranged Dedication for solo piano in 1849. It was revised by William Scharfenberg and has now been set for flute choir by David H. Bailey. This exquisite piece is reminiscent of Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine. It is scored for 3 C flutes, 2 altos (alt. C part for one alto), and bass, which may be doubled on contra. For advanced players.