Sheet Music: Hearts and Flowers

TitleHearts and Flowers
Alternate titlesCoeurs et fleurs
Herzen und Blumen
ComposerTheodore Moses Tobani (1855–1933)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time5:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-01-27
Last updated2014-01-27
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Monday 27 January 2014

Tune of the Day: Hearts and Flowers

by Theodore Moses Tobani, transcribed for solo flute

This song, originally published in 1893, was composed by Theodore Moses-Tobani. Its melody was taken from the introductory 2/4 section of the Wintermärchen Waltzes, Op. 366 (1891) by Hungarian composer Alphons Czibulka.

The song as a vocal number was soon forgotten, but the piece it was founded upon, re-arranged as a short instrumental, gained popularity in its own right, and it is in this form that the melody remains well known to this day. The instrumental violin version has in the collective popular imagination come to symbolize all that is melodramatic, sentimental or mock-tragic.

Thanks to Roger for suggesting this tune!