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Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoffmann" for String Quartet

Jacques Offenbach
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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The famous Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoffmann" is here arranged for string quartet. Popular for more than a century, its most recent incarnation was as the love theme in the movie "Life Is Beautiful." Visit my website to see more string quartet/string orchestra scores as well as othe compositions: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/

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