Sheet Music: Venetian Boat Song in G minor

TitleVenetian Boat Song in G minor
from Songs without Words, Book 1
Alternate titlesVenetian Gondola Song
Venezianisches Gondellied from Lieder ohne Worte
Opus numberOp. 19, No. 6
ComposerFelix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG minor
RangeD4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-08-17
Last updated2012-08-17
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Barcarolles, Lieder, Romantic

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Friday 17 August 2012

Tune of the Day: Venetian Boat Song

by Felix Mendelssohn, transcribed for flute and piano

This is the first of three gondola songs (boat songs supposed to be of the type sung by Venetian gondoliers at their work) that Felix Mendelssohn composed as part of his 48 “songs without words” (German: Lieder ohne Worte) for solo piano. The present piece is the sixth and last in Book 1, which was composed in 1829–1830.

Thanks to Malia for suggesting this piece!