Sheet Music: Ah ! Quel plaisir d'être soldat

TitleAh ! Quel plaisir d'être soldat
from La dame blanche
ComposerFrançois-Adrien Boieldieu (1775–1834)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
Time signature2/4
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-01-15
Last updated2018-01-15
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Monday 15 January 2018

Tune of the Day: Ah ! Quel plaisir d'être soldat

from “La dame blanche”, arranged for two fllutes

This air (whose first verse translates as “Ah! What a pleasure to be a soldier!”) is sung by Georges, a young English officer, in Act I of François-Adrien Boieldieu's 1825 opera La dame blanche (The White Lady). Boieldieu, an opera composer of the Classical Era, is often called “the French Mozart”.

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

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Pauvre dame Marguerite Flute duet
The White Lady Flute trio