Galop, from A Voyage to the Moon (violin viola duo)
Title: Galop, from the opera A Voyage to the Moon
Composer: Jacques Offenbach, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
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.
The violin part in this arrangement can be played on flute with modifications of double stops and tremolos.