Sheet Music: Overture

TitleOverture
from Light Cavalry
Alternate titlesOuverture from Leichte Kavallerie
ComposerFranz von Suppé (1819–1895)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeD#4–A6
Time signature6/8
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time6:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-03-28
Last updated2011-03-28
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Monday 28 March 2011

Tune of the Day: Light Cavalry Overture

by Franz von Suppé, arranged for solo flute

Leichte Kavallerie, or Light Cavalry, is an operetta by Austrian composer Franz von Suppé, first performed in 1866. While much of the operetta remains in relative obscurity, the overture is one of von Suppé's most well-known pieces. Many orchestras have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture (which is introduced at measure 62) has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.

Thanks to Brenda for suggesting this piece!