La Paloma (violin viola duo)
Title: La Paloma (The Dove)
Composer: Sebastian Yradier, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin; Viola
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Written around 1850, La Paloma was destined to become a world-wide sensation, but sadly not before the composer’s death in 1865. Even today, a century and a half later, this habanera remains a classic of the genre. The violin part is playable on flute or oboe by omitting a few double stops.