I've been asked to play a concerto but with a string orchestra.
I can't seem to find much about for flute and strings so I was wondering if anyone could help?
So far I've found the Malcolm Arnold and Gordon Jacob- the latter I am considering, but does anyone have any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know of any arrangements out there- e.g. i would love to do the Chaminade, but is there an arrangement for strings about, given it is such a well loved piece.
Ideally, I would love to do something in the french early 20th century style.
String orchestra? Go for broke by going for Baroque! Most solo wind concerti of the Baroque period are for string orchestra -- with continuo if you can find good keyboard and cello/bassoon players. If this is a school orchestra, however, they might not be accustomed to playing Baroque music.
Composers to choose from include J.S. Bach, Telemann, Loeillet, Sammartini, Quantz, Tartini, and so on.
I could- like we've got a great continuo going on.
Yes it's a school orchesra, but it's a goodun. This piece will be with the chamber orchestra who are great with baroque stuff... We're already playing one of bach's overtures though- with the famous badinerie- though so hoping to go for something a bit later....