Candide was first premiered on Broadway in 1956 as a musical (though it is also frequently classified as an operetta), based on the book by the same name written by Voltaire in 1759. With spectacular music composed by Leonard Bernstein, there are a number of memorable songs, with the overture probably being performed most frequently. The finale, Make Our Garden Grow, with lyrics by Richard Wilbur brings the entire production to a close. This arrangement for Flute Choir is only available at Sheet Music Plus through their ArrangeMe from SMP Press program: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION at SheetMusicPlus.


  • Piccolo
  • 4 Flutes
  • 2 Alto Flutes
  • Bass Flute
  • Contrabass Flute/Contralto Flute

Optional Instruments:

  • Harp
  • Timpani
  • Percussion (Glockenspiel, Cymbal, Chimes, Bass Drum)