Barcarolle (Belle nuit) from The Tales of Hoffman (string trio – violin, viola and cello)
Title: Barcarolle (Belle nuit) from the opera The Tales of Hoffman
Composer: Jacques Offenbach, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola and Cello
Printout: 3 pages
Note: This duet is for many opera lovers the high point of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman (Les contes d’Hoffmann). In this arrangement, the primary melodic theme is given to the viola, which is joined by the cello for the contrapuntal section of the duet. The violin carries the arpeggiated harp accompaniment.
An arrangement of Belle nuit for string trio of two violins and cello is also available. Click here.