Aragonaise, from Carmen (string quartet)
Title: Aragonaise, from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola and Cello
Printout: 12 pages
Note: The Aragonaise, with its exotic rhythms and sinuous melodies, is a favorite selection from one of the opera world’s most popular romantic operas, Carmen. It has broad appeal to listeners and players alike. In the opera the Aragonaise serves as the entr’acte to Act IV, and it is heard immediately following the prelude in the first Carmen Suite.
Other string quartet arrangements of selections from Carmen are available: