Sheet Music: Basilio Variation

TitleBasilio Variation
from Don Quixote
Alternate titlesMale Variation from Act III
Basil's Variation
ComposerLudwig Minkus (1826–1917)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeC5–E6
Time signature3/4
Tempo168 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-04-11
Last updated2016-04-11
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Monday 11 April 2016

Tune of the Day: Basilio's Variation

from “Don Quixote”, transcribed for solo flute

This catchy waltz-like tune, also known simply as the “Male Variation” music, is taken from Act III of Marius Petipa's 1869 ballet Don Quixote. The music for the entire ballet was written by Ludwig Minkus, an Austrian composer and violin virtuoso who served as the official Composer of Ballet Music to the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres in Russia.

Thanks to Alessandro for suggesting this piece!

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