Flutes En Vacances by Jacques Castérède was written in 1962 for three or four Flutes. Each Flute part is quite difficult on this quartet and would be for advanced-intermediate / advanced flautists.
This piece features four sections, each one expressing a different mood: Flûtes Pastorales is quite calm with some enthusiastic highlights, Flûtes Joyeuses reflects a very joyful part with a small dance in the middle, Flûtes rêveuses sounds timeless and reminiscent of a theme of Castérède’s 'Twelve Studies' and Flûtes Légères has a fast and light melody. Jacques Castérède (1926-2014) is a renowned composer and pianist. He has won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1953 and has composed numerous melodic pieces including ballets, concertos, symphonies, ensemble and chamber music.