Sheet Music: Les Dragons d'Alcala

TitleLes Dragons d'Alcala
from Carmen
Alternate titlesFoot Soldiers of Provincial Spain
Entr'acte before Act II
ComposerGeorges Bizet (1838–1875)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-22
Last updated2010-08-22
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Sunday 22 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Les Dragons d'Alcala

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

This piece originally came just before Act 2 of Bizet's famous opera Carmen. It's a little march, later sung by Don José, concerning his military platoon. The lighthearted air was later also included as an instrumental piece in Carmen Suite No. 1, where the theme is introduced by the bassoons, and then, as usual, distributed among the woodwinds for its few repetitions.

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