Sheet Music: Il Carnevale di Venezia

TitleIl Carnevale di Venezia
Alternate titlesThe Carnival of Venice
Opus numberOp. 78
ComposerGiulio Briccialdi (1818–1881)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF major
RangeC4–Bb6
Time signature6/8
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time7:00
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2010-09-25
Last updated2010-09-25
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Categories
Romantic, Show-off pieces, Variations, Written for Flute

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Saturday 25 September 2010

Tune of the Day: Il Carnevale di Venezia

by Giulio Briccialdi, for Flute and Piano

The famous folk tune known as “The Carnival of Venice” has been the subject of many varied arrangements and transcriptions, yet none more virtuosic than Giulio Briccialdi's version for flute and piano. The Italian flutist and composer's arrangement, which consists of a theme, several variations and a final coda, has notably been recorded by James Galway, and included in at least three of his albums.

Beginners beware: this piece is a real technical workout, and is best suited to advanced players. If you find it too difficult, you can try out Demersseman's arrangement of the tune, which is way easier.