Skyfall - James Bond
Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
Instrumentation: Flute and Pedal Harp Duet, B flat Clarinet and Pedal Harp Duet, Alto Flute and Pedal Harp Duet, Quartet or 2 Flutes and 2 Pedal Harps
Theme song of the James Bond motion picture Skyfall, Adele’s iconic hit won multiple awards at the Oscars, Grammys, Brits and Golden Globes. We arranged the British singer’s single for various instrumental combinations: a quartet of 2 flutes and 2 pedal harps (as heard on our Youtube video, link below), a flute and harp duet (as performed live in our concerts), an alto flute and harp duet (the best instrumentation to imitate the timbre and depth of Adele’s vocals), and finally a B flat clarinet and harp duet (a very efficient twist on the initial flute arrangement). An audience-favorite, this score captures the dark and powerful atmosphere of the spy movie. It is fun to play and suitable for intermediate level students as well as professionals looking to spice up their recital repertoire with an instantly recognizable piece.