Barcarolle (Belle nuit), from The Tales of Hoffman (violin duo)
Title: Barcarolle (Belle nuit), from the opera The Tales of Hoffman
Composer: Jacques Offenbach, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Though Offenbach is remembered more for his lively Can-Can, he was no slouch at writing beautiful melodies, as this lilting duet demonstrates. In this setting, the first violin plays the rolling harp chords while the second violin plays the melody.