Sheet Music: Serenade

from Les millions d'Arlequin
Alternate titlesSérénade from Harlequinade
Notturno d'amore from I Milioni di Arlecchino
ComposerRiccardo Drigo (1846–1930)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature3/8
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-02-24
Last updated2010-02-24
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Wednesday 24 February 2010

Tune of the Day: Serenade

from “Les millions d'Arlequin” by R. Drigo

Les millions d'Arlequin (or Harlequinade) is a ballet in two acts with libretto and choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Italian composer Riccardo Drigo. It was first presented in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1900.

Drigo's score spawned the popular salon repertory piece known as the “Serenade”, which the composer later rewrote as a song called “Notturno d'amore” for the Italian tenor Beniamino Gigli. The piece has since been arranged for every conceivable instrument, particularly the violin and piano.