Sheet Music: The Carnival of Venice

TitleThe Carnival of Venice
Alternate titlesIl Carnevale di Venezia
If You Should Go to Venice
My Hat, It Has Three Corners
Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken
ComposerTraditional Italian
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (62 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (462 kB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (518 kB)
Date added2020-06-14
Last updated2020-06-14
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Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk


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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.