Sheet Music: Danse des petits cygnes

TitleDanse des petits cygnes
from Swan Lake
Alternate titlesDance of the Little Swans
Dance of the cygnets
Opus numberOp. 20
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyF-sharp minor
RangeB3–B6
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-09-21
Last updated2011-09-21
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Wednesday 21 September 2011

Tune of the Day: Danse des petits cygnes

from “Swan Lake” by P.I. Tchaikovsky, arranged for flute trio

This famous dance tune, whose title translates form French as “Dance of the Little Swans”, is taken from Act II of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake. As a dance, it has become synonymous with the choreography by Lev Ivanov, created in 1895 for the famous revival of Swan Lake. Four dancers enter the stage in a line and move across with their arms crossed in front of one another, grasping the next dancer's hand. Ideally the dancers move in exact or near-exact unison. At the very end, they break their chain and try to "fly", only to drop to the ground.

Thanks to Jeffrey for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

Danse Hongroise Flute solo
Swan Theme Flute solo
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