Tuesday 23 August 2011
Tune of the Day: Neapolitan Melody
by Jules Demersseman, for flute and piano
Being both a flutist and a composer, Jules Demersseman wrote numerous works for his own instrument. Probably the best known of his works today is the Solo de Concert, Op. 82 No. 6. This piece, also known as the “Italian Concerto”, uses a Neapolitan folk melody in the middle movement. The original setting of the tune is in the key of D-flat major (with 5 flats in the key signature), but to make it easier we have transposed it to D major.