"The Nightingale" Flute duet and Piano is a flute duet in Barcarolle tempo and in ternary form.
I wanted the lilting tempo in the outer sections to have a medieval minor tone, to work with the contrasting major section in the middle.
I very much wanted it to be a flute duet rather than flute 1 and flute 2, so the parts are pretty equally divided. It is romantic in nature, but uses modes and has a few interesting harmonies.
It is placed at early intermediate level, and would be very suitable for concerts, recitals, weddings as well as an incidental piece. There are 2 flute pages per part and the piano part has 5 pages- 5 minutes in length.