Sheet Music: Ballo detto il Conte Orlando

TitleBallo detto il Conte Orlando
from Intavolatura di liuto
Alternate titlesBalletto detto il Conte orlando
ComposerSimone Molinaro (1570–1636)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-12-23
Last updated2023-12-23
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Saturday 23 December 2023

Tune of the Day: Ballo detto il Conte Orlando

transcribed for solo flute

This lute piece by Italian late-Renaissance composer Simone Molinaro was first published in 1599 in the first book of his Intavolatura di liuto. The title could be translated as “Dance called the Count Orlando”.

In 1917, composer Ottorino Respighi used Molinaro's music as the basis for the first piece of his Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, changing the title slightly to “Balletto detto il Conte Orlando” (balletto being the diminutive of ballo).

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!