Written for Flute or Violin accompanied by a Piano, Ballad is a piece by Albert Périlhou (1846-1936), dedicated to Paul Taffanel. This piece is one of the most famous by this author and could be chosen as a contest or a recital work.
Composed in 1903, Ballad is a one-movement piece which begins with a slow part and alternates with an Allegro section. This latter is the section of the main theme which demonstrates the range of the flute with expressive runs. The melody of the slow part keeps coming back along the piece, which finishes on it.
The difficulty of this piece would suit upper-intermediate level players.