Sheet Music: Wiener Blut

TitleWiener Blut
Alternate titlesViennese Blood
Viennese Spirit
Vienna Waltz
Opus numberOp. 354
ComposerJohann Strauss II (1825–1899)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeC4–G6
Time signature3/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-13
Last updated2011-01-13
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Dance tunes, Romantic, Waltzes

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Thursday 13 January 2011

Tune of the Day: Viennese Blood Waltz

by Johann Strauss II, arranged for solo flute

“Wiener Blut” (literally, “Viennese Blood”, but sometimes translated “Viennese Spirit”) was written by Johann Strauss Jr. in 1871. Strauss was in his 46th year, and had just experienced his first success composing for the stage; “Wiener Blut” would also later become the central musical theme of the operetta by the same name. This waltz is actually one of few last Strauss compositions to be independent from his stage works, as at that point of his career the composer was concentrating on writing for the performing stage, and not actively writing music for the ballrooms.

Thanks to Esther for suggesting this piece!