Sheet Music: Aragonaise

TitleAragonaise
from Carmen
Alternate titlesEntr'acte before Act IV
ComposerGeorges Bizet (1838–1875)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
RangeC4–Bb6
Time signature3/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-08
Last updated2010-08-08
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Sunday 8 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Aragonaise

from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, arranged for Flute solo

This Aragonaise is a lively Spanish dance designed to precede the fourth and last act of Georges Bizet's famous opera Carmen. The name “Aragonaise” means “dance of Aragon”, Aragon being a region in northeastern Spain.

This entr'acte was also included in Carmen Suite No. 1, compiled by Ernest Guiraud a few months after the composer's death.

Other Movements from the same Work

Avec la garde montante Flute solo
Entr'acte Flute & Harp
Habanera Flute & Piano
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée Flute & Piano
Les Dragons d'Alcala Flute solo
Prelude Flute solo
Seguidilla Flute solo
Toreador Song Flute solo