ETRETAT Waltz Rondo for Piano Duet

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Classical music
Piano four hands
Instrumental parts
Not available

This music came into my head while on a caravanning holiday in l'Etretat, Normandy… of the loveliest campsites and friendliest towns I've been in in France. About 30 miles north of Le Havre, on the Normandy coast, it has spectacular cliffs north and south of its beach and promenade and the spectacular sea-stack at the southern end has drawn innumerable artists (including, famously, Monet) to the location to paint it. It's a happy place to be and the music, I hope, captures the laid-back happiness of the place in this nostalgic French waltz.

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