Sheet Music: Once A King There Chanced To Be

TitleOnce A King There Chanced To Be
from La Cenerentola
Alternate titlesUna volta c'era un re
ComposerGioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyB minor
RangeE4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-08-12
Last updated2017-08-12
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Arias, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Saturday 12 August 2017

Tune of the Day: Once A King There Chanced To Be

from Rossini's “La Cenerentola”, arranged for two flutes

This aria (whose original Italian title is “Una volta c'era un re”) is sung by Cinderella in Act I of Gioachino Rossini's 1817 opera “La Cenerentola”. She sings of a king who looked everywhere for a wife and at last found her in a simple girl like herself.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.