Sheet Music: Neapolitan Melody

TitleNeapolitan Melody
from Solo de Concert, Op. 82 No. 6, “Italian Concerto”
Alternate titlesChanson Napolitaine
Opus numberOp. 82, No. 6
ComposerJules Demersseman (1833–1866)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo54 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-23
Last updated2011-08-23
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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.