The Flower Duet is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo
Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883.
The duet takes place in Act 1 of the three act opera,
between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin
priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather
flowers by a river. The Hindus go to perform their
rites in a sacred Brahmin temple under the high priest,
Nilakantha. Nilakantha's daughter Lakmé (which derives
from the Sanskrit Lakshmi) and her servant Mallika are
left behind and go down to the river to gather flowers
where they sing the famous "Flower Duet."
I created this simplified version of the main theme for
Woodwind Trio (Flute, Oboe and Bassoon) to highlight as
well as provide haunting undertones.