Sheet Music: Seguidilla

from Carmen
Alternate titlesSéguedille
Près des remparts de Séville
ComposerGeorges Bizet (1838–1875)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature3/8
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-15
Last updated2010-08-15
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Sunday 15 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Seguidilla

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

The Seguidilla aria forms part of Act I of the famous French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. The beautiful gypsy, Carmen, sings it in an attempt to seduce her captor, the soldier Don José, into going with her to her friend Lillas Pastia's inn.

After Bizet's death, this number was also included by Ernest Guiraud in Carmen Suite No. 1, the only movement of the suite that began as an aria.

More generally, a seguidilla is a quick triple-time Castillian folksong and dance form, whose name is a diminutive of seguida, from seguir, i.e. “to follow”.

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Avec la garde montante Flute solo
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Les Dragons d'Alcala Flute solo
Prelude Flute solo
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