Sheet Music: Avec la garde montante

TitleAvec la garde montante
from Carmen
Alternate titlesChoeur des gamins
The Mounted Guard
ComposerGeorges Bizet (1838–1875)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-12-04
Last updated2010-12-04
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Choruses, Marches, Opera excerpts, Romantic


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Saturday 4 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Avec la garde montante

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

This number is taken from the beginning of Act I of Bizet's famous opera Carmen. The act is set in a square in the Spanish city of Seville. From a distance is heard a military march, followed by a band of urchins for the changing of the guard, singing:

With the mounting guard, we arrive; here we are!
Sound, dazzling trumpet! Ta ra ta ta ta ra ta ta.
We march, heads high, like little soldiers,
Marking, without making a mistake,
One, two, marking the step.

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