Sheet Music: Bluebird Variation

TitleBluebird Variation
from The Sleeping Beauty
Alternate titlesVariation de la Princesse Florine
L'oiseau Bleu et la princesse Florine
Opus numberOp. 66
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyF major
RangeD4–A6
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-02-23
Last updated2019-02-23
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 3.3 (popular)
Categories
Ballet excerpts, Romantic, Written for Flute

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Saturday 23 February 2019

Tune of the Day: Bluebird Variation

from Tchaikovsky's “The Sleeping Beauty”

This birdsong-like piece is taken from Act III of Tchaikovsky's famous 1890 ballet The Sleeping Beauty. It is, without a doubt, one of the most charming and well-known numbers in classical ballet.

The main protagonists of this Andantino are two flutes, which in the original score are supported by a clarinet and pizzicato strings. What we propose today is the two unaltered flute parts; as it turns out, they make a very nice flute duet, even without accompaniment.

Thanks to Lucia for suggesting this piece!

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