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Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs)

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By Traditional (Russia)

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Large Ensemble Alto Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, Hand Percussion, Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional (Russia). Arranged by Dan Jones Folk, Instructional, World. Score and parts. 20 pages. DanJonesGuitarist #6688129. Published by DanJonesGuitarist (A0.851210).

Item Number: A0.851210

DarkEyes (Les Yeux Noirs) Arrangedfor Easy Classroom Ensemble by Dan Jones

Your download includes a full score and all parts in notes and, for guitar/ukulele and bass, chords and TAB. 

There is some debate as towhether the tune to Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs) is atraditional melody, or a Russian cabaret song. Whichever the case, it is a tunewhich has captured the imagination of musicians for many years.

It was made famous in the 20thCentury by the great Belgian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Several sets oflyrics have also been added to the tune, in many languages.

 The instrumentation is:

(1)  The melody for C instruments (such as flute)

(2)  An easy part for C instruments

(3)  The same melody for B flat instruments

(4)  The same easy part for B flat instruments

(5)  The same melody for E flat instruments

(6)  A similar easy part for E flat instruments

(7)  A single-line percussion part

(8)  A piano part which could be played by a pupil (approximately ABRSM Grade 3) or teacher

(9)  A ukulele part with chords, the melody and TAB

(10) A guitar part with chords, the melody and TAB

(11)  A bass part in notes and TAB. This part could also be played by a cello, bassoon, trombone or any low-range instrument

(12)  The melody written in a higher octave for more-advanced players (approx. ABRSM Grade 3-4).

In the absence of some of the above, the arrangement is still effective due to the doubling of the melody and all inner parts. The bass part can also be omitted as the piano plays appropriate root notes, and the guitar plays chords. There is complete flexibility according to the resources at your disposal.

A YouTube video with a demonstration video and audio track will be available at and on YouTube. The link will be published at soon.

I hope that you find this arrangement useful. If you have suggestions for other pieces and melodies, please do contact me at

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