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The Birdcatcher's Song, from The Magic Flute, Cello Duet

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By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Cello, String Duet, Cello Duet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by David McKeown. Classical Period, Opera, Repertoire, General Instructional, Recital. Score. 3 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.265957).

Item Number: S0.265957

Der Vogelfanger bin ich Ja, (The Birdcatcher’s Song) is an aria from the first act of Mozart’s comic opera, The Magic Flute. It has become one of Mozart’s best loved melodies and features the birdcatcher Papageno. In the first production the role was played by the producer and theatre owner. He was not a trained singer so Mozart deliberately wrote a simple melody of limited range. This version is arranged as a duet for two Cellos

Musicians at an intermediate level and above will find this ideal for formal and informal performances, with both parts enjoying melodic interest. The duet format gives instrumentalists an opportunity to play music written for the voice. The overall performance time is around a minute and a half. The full-length youtube performance is the Clarinet version of this duet.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to help with detailed articulation and dynamics.

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