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Sheet Music: Pourquoi me réveiller

TitlePourquoi me réveiller
from Werther
ComposerJules Massenet (1842–1912)
 
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF-sharp minor
RangeF#4–A#5
Time signature4/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (123 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (9 kB) MP3 (1.7 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (7 kB) MP3 (1.7 MB)
Date added2011-08-03
Last updated2011-08-03
CategoriesArias, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Wednesday 3 August 2011

Tune of the Day: Pourquoi me réveiller

from Massenet's opera “Werther”, arranged for flute and piano

French composer Jules Massenet wrote his opera Werther in 1887, based on the German epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Werther's aria “Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?” (“Why awaken me, o breath of spring?”) from Act III has become one of the favorite pieces from the opera, and has been sung in concert by many famous tenors such as Luciano Pavarotti.

Thanks to Jennifer for suggesting this piece!