Based on themes from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute"
Arranged by Judy Nishimura
Available from ALRY Publications
I was called upon to write something for a concert whose theme was all about magic, so naturally Mozart's "The Magic Flute" had to be represented. Instead of arranging just the overture or creating a medley of famous arias, I wanted this piece to stand on its own as an organic whole. The concept has proven to be quite popular because this is the piece that started the long-running "5-Minute" series!
Editor's Choice, Jonathan Myall Music, London, England -- "Not exactly all of the Magic Flute, but a skillful combination of some of the famous bits. The Queen of the Night is set with themes from the Overture, and Papageno together with Isis and Osiris all make an appearance. The writing is very contrapuntal so you will need a good group who can play up to the speed necessary to bring it all to an end in 5 minutes."
-- Christine Hankin, London College of Music and Media
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The Magic Flute (in 5 Minutes)