Sheet Music: Black Velvet Waltz

TitleBlack Velvet Waltz
Alternate titlesWhiskey Waltz
ComposerTraditional Canadian
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeF#4–D6
Time signature3/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-04-28
Last updated2010-04-28
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Traditional/Folk, Waltzes

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Wednesday 28 April 2010

Tune of the Day: Black Velvet Waltz

Traditional Canadian tune

This soft, gentle waltz comes from Canada. It was apparently named for a brand of Canadian whiskey, and that's why the tune is also known as “Whiskey Waltz”.

A favorite among fiddle players, this tune is usually played starting on the G below the staff, which of course is not possible on the flute; that's why we transposed it up an octave. The second part gets higher, so you have two choices: either play it as notated or play it in the third register, which would better conserve the lighter character of the second part... provided you keep the tone soft and gentle!