DW004a Les Patineurs - Waldteufel, E. (PDF DOWNLOAD)


The Skaters' Waltz

An intermediate version of Waldteufel's lush Skaters' Waltz. It is in fact 4 waltzes, composed in 1882 and inspired by the skating rink at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. After a swirling introduction, the graceful waltz themes are interspersed with delicate quaver passages, and beautifully depict the skaters gliding and leaping on the ice.

Grading: 5

Duration: 7'15

Composer: Waldteufel, E.

Arranger: Cooper, A.

Instrumentation: Oboe Duet: 2 Obs

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