Sunday 14 June 2020
Tune of the Day: The Carnival of Venice
arranged for two flutes
The “Carnival of Venice” folk tune traces its roots back to at least the early 19th century, when it was popularized by violinist Niccolò Paganini, who wrote twenty variations on the original tune. Since then, the tune has been used for a number of popular songs such as “If You Should Go to Venice” and “My Hat, It Has Three Corners”. As you probably know, there is also a famous arrangement for the flute by Briccialdi.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.