Sheet Music: La Campanella

TitleLa Campanella
from Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor
Alternate titlesRondo à la Clochette
Opus numberOp. 7, MS 48
ComposerNiccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2015-12-21
Last updated2015-12-21
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Monday 21 December 2015

Tune of the Day: La Campanella

by Paganini, transcribed for solo flute

This Rondo is the third movement of Niccolò Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7, composed in 1826. It owes its nickname “La Campanella” (or “La Clochette” in French) to the “little bell” which Paganini prescribes to presage each recurrence of the rondo theme.

Like most of Paganini's works, the original rondo is longish, and includes very demanding, virtuoso passages. It also features very high harmonics. To keep you and us sane, we decided not to make a complete transcription of it, but only of its most well-known part.

Thanks to Agnese from Rome for suggesting this piece!