The King's Daughter
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for Narrator, Flute and Orchestra
Author and Composer, Kim Märkl
Narrated by Jennifer Larmore
Flute, Natalie Schwaabe
Princess Sophia receives a flute, the shimmering silver enchants her from the moment she opens the case. Sophia quickly learns to play, and her music grows more beautiful each day. Then, one afternoon, her father, the king, marches into her room and says, “It is not proper for a princess to play the flute. I no longer wish to hear your music in my castle.” Heartbroken, Sophia begins practicing under the shade of the linden tree. But then, an unexpected turn of events changes her life forever.

Jennifer Larmore has performed at nearly every major opera house, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and London Covent Garden. Her vast discography of over one hundred CDs has garnered seven Grammy nominations and two awards. In addition, she has given recitals and masterclasses around the world.

Natalie Schwaabe joined the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1996. In addition to teaching piccolo at the Munich Conservatory of Music, she frequently performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In 1998, she was a prizewinner of the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.

The King's Daughter sheet music for flute and piano is available at