Galop, from A Voyage to the Moon (viola cello duo)
Title: Galop, from the opéra-féerie A Voyage to the Moon
Composer: Jacques Offenbach, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: During his life-time, as today, Offenbach was celebrated as a composer of light opera. A Voyage to the Moon, which is loosely based on a novel by Jules Verne, is an opéra-féerie, or “fairy-tale opera.” The Galop is the rousing conclusion to the overture.