Sheet Music: Si un jour

TitleSi un jour
from La forza del destino
ComposerGiuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA minor
RangeE4–G5
Time signature2/4
Tempo34 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-05-13
Last updated2010-05-13
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Film music, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Thursday 13 May 2010

Tune of the Day: Si un jour

Theme from Verdi's opera “La forza del destino”

This tune was originally composed by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi for the overture to his opera La Forza del Destino (“The Force of Destiny”), which premiered in 1862. In 1986, the theme was rearranged by Jean-Claude Petit for use in the French historical drama film Jean de Florette, which brought it to a huge audience.

Although both the original opera version and the film version were purely instrumental, lyrics were later added, giving birth to the song “Si un jour” (“If one day”). One of the best recent recordings of this piece is by the British soprano Natasha Marsh on her 2007 album Amour.