Flute part from Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Delila

C. Saint-Saens arranged by Darrell Goforth
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This depiction of the Priests of Dagon dancing appears in the 3rd act of Saint-Saens' opera "Samson et Delila". Set in melodic minor it evokes images of debauchery from iron age Mesopotamia. Sounds like they had a pretty good time. It lends itself well to a quintet setting even without the tympani. It's fun to play and entertaining to hear. Questions or comments are always welcome at dgoforth2@comcast.net Visit my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/dgoforth2 and "Like" me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goforthmusic/

C. Saint-Saens arranged by Darrell Goforth
4 minutes
Classical music

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