Besetzung: Solo-Flöte, Altflöte 1-3, Bassflöte 1-2, Kontrabassflöte
When Johannes Brahms composed the third movement (Poco Allegretto) of his Symphony No. 3, he broke with the standard tradition of that time period. Typically, in a symphony from the Romantic period, the third movement is something quick and brisk, like a Scherzo. Brahms decided to write something a bit slower, still in triple meter, but full of emotion and lyricism.
Much of the movement features the cello section, of which the range and timbre is captured in this arrangement for Low Flute Choir by Jayne Traynor Rose.