Sheet Music: April

from The Seasons
Alternate titlesAvril: Perce-neige
Opus numberOp. 37a, No. 4
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat major
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time2:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-04-17
Last updated2010-04-17
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Saturday 17 April 2010

Tune of the Day: April (Snowdrop)

from “The Seasons” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's wonderfully melodic The Seasons contains 12 pieces, one for each month of the year.

The following epigraph by Russian poet Apollon Maykov accompanies “April”:

The blue, pure snowdrop — flower,
and near it the last snowdrops.
The last tears over past griefs,
and first dreams of another happiness.

Other Movements from the same Work

4.April Flute & Piano
6.June Flute & Piano
12.December Flute solo