Piano accompaniment backing tracks
|Practice version (optional)|
Olivier Messiaen composed Le Merle Noir for flute and piano in 1952. The title translates as 'the Blackbird' and as with many of his works Messiaen seeks to incorporate bird song into this 5 minute piece. Here you can purchase and download the piano part to play along to, recorded by a professional accompanist.
Before each Presque Lent section there are 8 seconds of silence in the piano part.
Note: This practice version is included for free when the movement above is purchased