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Sheet Music: Serenata

TitleSerenata
Alternate titlesSerenade Rimpianto
Opus numberOp. 6, No. 1
ComposerEnrico Toselli (1883–1926)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyE major
RangeC#4–A6
Time signature3/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time2:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (114 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (12 kB) MP3 (2 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (9 kB) MP3 (2 MB)
Date added2010-07-29
Last updated2010-07-29
Categories20th century, Serenades

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Thursday 29 July 2010

Tune of the Day: Serenata “Rimpianto”

by Enrico Toselli, arranged for Flute and Piano

Composed in 1900, the Serenata “Rimpianto” (literally, “Regret”) is the only work Enrico Toselli is remembered for, despite his having written many other songs, as well as tone poems and operettas. It is also one of his earliest works, composed when he was only seventeen. The song was so popular, Toselli himself made an arrangement for violin and piano. Arrangements for almost every other instrument and ensemble have been made over the years as well.

The song is one of those typical turn-of-the-century pieces, very sentimental and light on musical complexity, that would sound emotionally impressive when performed by concert artists, but would also be easily performed at home by amateurs.