Sheet Music: Diavolo

TitleDiavolo
from Fra Diavolo
Alternate titlesVoyez sur cette roche
On yonder rock reclining
Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto
ComposerDaniel François Esprit Auber (1782–1871)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-12-07
Last updated2016-12-07
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Tune of the Day: Diavolo by Auber

Tune from the opera “Fra Diavolo”, arranged for two flutes

This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. The tune is that of Zerline's celebrated aria from Act I of Daniel Auber's 1830 opera Fra Diavolo, ou L'hôtellerie de Terracine. The original French lyrics start with “Voyez sur cette roche”, but the Italian (“Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto”) and English (“On yonder rock reclining”) translations are also well known.

The aria makes a notable appearance in the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film The Devil's Brothers (a.k.a. Bogus Bandits), based on Auber's opera.