Sheet Music: Danse Bacchanale

TitleDanse Bacchanale
from Samson et Dalila
Alternate titlesBacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Opus numberOp. 47
ComposerCamille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2013-07-19
Last updated2013-07-19
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Friday 19 July 2013

Tune of the Day: Danse Bacchanale

from “Samson and Delilah”, transcribed for solo flute

Today we propose a piece of wild music, taken from Act III of Camille Saint-Saëns's grand opera Samson and Delilah, which premiered in Weimar in 1887. Based on the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah found in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, it is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is still regularly performed.

Thanks to Malena for suggesting this tune!

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