Sheet Music: Waltz

from Coppélia
Alternate titlesValse lente de Coppélia
ComposerLéo Delibes (1836–1891)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
Time signature3/4
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-03
Last updated2011-11-03
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Thursday 3 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Coppélia Waltz

by Léo Delibes, transcribed for solo flute

This Valse lente, or “Slow waltz”, is played at the beginning of Act I of Delibes's sentimental comic ballet Coppélia, premiered in 1870. The story of Coppélia concerns a mysterious and faintly diabolical inventor, Doctor Coppélius, who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Frantz, a village swain, is infatuated with it, and sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde, who shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life.

Thanks to Anyesha for suggesting this piece!