Hommage à l’Ami Papageno

From Wind Repertory Project
Jean Françaix

Jean Françaix

Subtitle: Fantaisie sur les thèmes favoris de "La flûte enchantée" de W.A. Mozart pour piano et dix instruments à ven.

General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 9:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott Music
Publisher: June Emerson
Cost: Score and Parts - €30.00   |   Score Only - €24.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Horn in F I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Françaix himself described this work as an imaginary dialogue between the greatest composer of all times and his obedient servant. “My Hommage à l’ami Papageno is more than just a paraphrase. It is a musical expression of my gratitude towards the musician whom people left to die in poverty. This gratitude is recognizable throughout the entire piece: Both the elegiac, atmospheric wind setting and the loving arrangement of the main themes from The Magic Flute bear witness to that.”

- Program Note from Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble concert program, 14 October 2018

The work's title translates as Homage to Our Friend Papageno: Fantasia on Favorite Themes of "The Magic Flute" by Mozart for Piano and Ten Wind Instruments.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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