Sheet Music: Les Folies d'Espagne

TitleLes Folies d'Espagne
Alternate titlesLa Folía
La Follia
ComposerMarin Marais (1656–1728)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time13:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-08-29
Last updated2014-08-29
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Baroque, Variations


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Friday 29 August 2014

Tune of the Day: Les Folies d'Espagne

by Marin Marais, transcribed for solo flute

This set of 25 variations is an anonymous 18th-century arrangement for solo flute of “Les Folies d'Espagne”, originally published in 1701 by the famous French viol player Marin Marais. The piece is based on “La Folía”, one of the oldest remembered European musical themes.

Thanks to Peter for contributing this piece!