Listen to a recording of Strolling Albert for Harp and Two Flutes
MUSIC SAMPLE - View First Page of Strolling Albert
With Versions for One or Two Flutes.
Suitable For : Lever / Pedal Harp
Genre : Harp and Flute Duet
Ability Level : Easy - Intermediate
Format : PDF as a Zipped File Download
"AlbertĒ in the title of this piece is a reference to Domenico Alberti, after whom the distinctive
Classical accompanimental bass line is named - the Alberti bass (not to be confused with the
differently pronounced actor Alfie Bass). Even though Alberti possibly didnít come up with
the particular playing pattern himself, he did use it so extensively in his compositions that
Mozart and his contemporaries thought it was worth copying in their own piano pieces; and it
provides the rolling quaver accompaniment played by the harp in this piece.
Poor old Domenico only lived for thirty years (1710-1740), so he deserves to be
commemorated. Iím just trying to do my bit here.
The "StrollingĒ is because thatís what the piece feels like: itís just a nice cheerful jaunt along
Included in download:
A complete score with both options
A score for the harp and 1 flute version
A score for the harp and 2 flutes version
The flute part for the 1 flute version
The flute part for the 2 flutes version