Sheet Music: Songs My Mother Taught Me

TitleSongs My Mother Taught Me
from Gypsy Songs
Alternate titlesAls die alte Mutter sang
Opus numberOp. 55, No. 4
ComposerAntonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-03-15
Last updated2018-03-15
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Thursday 15 March 2018

Tune of the Day: Songs My Mother Taught Me

by Antonín Dvořák, arranged for flute and piano

Czech Romantic composer Antonín Dvořák wrote this piece in 1880, as the fourth of seven songs that constitute his cycle Gypsy Songs (Czech: Cigánské melodie), B. 104, Op. 55. It is, without a doubt, the most popular song in the entire cycle, and one of Dvořák's most beloved songs.

The piece features an unusual rhythmical structure: the melody line is written in 2/4 time, while the piano accompaniment is in 6/8 time. Because of this, there is a constant 2-against-3 feel that yields a rich and flowing texture.