Sheet Music: An Old Man Would Be Wooing

TitleAn Old Man Would Be Wooing
from The Barber of Seville
ComposerHenry Bishop (1786–1855)
Also attributed toGioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyF major
Time signature6/8
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-09-01
Last updated2021-09-01
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Wednesday 1 September 2021

Tune of the Day: An Old Man Would Be Wooing

from “The Barber of Seville”, arranged for two flutes

This flute duet appears in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. It is an arrangement of a piece from a 1818 English-language adaptation of Rossini's The Barber of Seville by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop. The song appears to be based on an old Venetian air, “La biondina in gondoleta”, which at the time was often used to replace Rosina's “Contro un cor” at the beginning of Act II.

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