Sheet Music: La Carmagnole

TitleLa Carmagnole
Alternate titlesÇa ira
La ravachole
ComposerGiuseppe Cambini (1746–1825)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time3:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-01-18
Last updated2018-01-18
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Variations, Written for Flute


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Thursday 18 January 2018

Tune of the Day: La Carmagnole

Variations for flute and bass instrument

This brilliant set of variations on “La Carmagnole” was written by Italian violinist and composer Giuseppe Maria Cambini in 1794. It was published together with a set of variations on “La Marseillaise” titled “Marche des Marseillois”.

As a song, “La Carmagnole” was created and made popular during the French Revolution, based on a dance tune of the same name that may have been brought into France by the Piedmontese. The title comes from the name of the short jacket worn by working-class militant sans-culottes, adopted from the Piedmontese peasant costume, whose name derives from the town of Carmagnola.