Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda by Ponchielli. Sheet music for Flute, page 1.

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Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda

Sheet music for flute

Info: Dance of the Hours (Italian: Danza delle ore) is a short ballet and is the act 3 finale of the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchielli. Later performed on its own, the Dance of the Hours was at one time one of the best known and most frequently performed ballets. It became even more widely known after its inclusion in the 1940 Disney animated film Fantasia where it is depicted as a comic ballet featuring anthropomorphized ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators.
Date: 1876
Artist: Amilcare Ponchielli
Born: 31 August 1834, Paderno Ponchielli
Died: 16 January 1886, Milan
The artist: Italian composer, mainly of operas. He was married to the soprano Teresina Brambilla. Ponchielli won a scholarship at the age of nine to study music at the Milan Conservatory, writing his first symphony by the time he was ten years old.
Instrument: Flute
Key: D major
Range: D4 - E7
Time signature: 2/4
Tempo: 60 BPM
Duration: 1:30
Pages: 2
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical
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