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adagio for strings

samuel barber
1910-1981
arranged for flute choir by
Andy Findon

I wrote this arrangement to include on my multi-tracking album Andy Findon Tracked.


Its long melody lines and dense, moving harmonies, create a very warm sound for flutes.
The climax takes all parts into the high register, inviting quite dramatic overtones.
As with all my arrangements, the lower parts may be substituted by
clarinets & bass clarinets if the bigger flutes are not available.

Adagio for Strings


Flute 1
Slow

espress.

Flute 2

Alto Flute 1

Alto Flute 2

Alto Flute 3

Bass Flute

Contra Bass Flute


Clarinet in Bb
Ossia for bass flute

Bass Clarinet
in Bb
Ossia for
contra bass flute

Fl. 1
6

Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

espress.

Barber,
arr. Andy Findon

arrangement copyright 2006 By Andy Findon

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Fl. 1
Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

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A. Fl. 1

Fl. 1
Fl. 2

- Adagio for Strings -

- Adagio for Strings -


Fl. 1

23

Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 2

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A. Fl. 1

Fl. 1
Fl. 2

- Adagio for Strings -

Fl. 1
33

Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

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A. Fl. 1

Fl. 1
Fl. 2

change to piccolo

- Adagio for Strings -

Fl. 1
45

Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 1

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

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A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

Fl. 1
Fl. 2

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

Piccolo

Flute

- Adagio for Strings -


Fl. 1

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Fl. 2

A. Fl. 1

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

A. Fl. 2

A. Fl. 3

B. Fl.

CB. Fl.

Cl.

B. Cl.

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A. Fl. 1


Fl. 1
Fl. 2