The Carnival of Venice, Op. 78
Il Carnevale di Venezia
Composed by Giulio Briccialdi
For flute and piano
Edited, Arranged, and Performed by Sir James Galway
Published by Southern Music Co.
Includes score and flute part
Giulio Briccialdi (1818-1881) was born in Terni, Italy in the Papal States and studied flute with his father until the age of fourteen. Following the passing of his father, Briccialdi moved to Rome, where he studied composition and was appointed to the Accademia di Santa Cecila as flute teacher. He would ultimately go on to teach flute to Italian royalty, including the king's brother. He also toured as a performer throughout Europe and America and finally settled in London, becoming a director of the flute-making firm, Rudall and Rose. During this time, he was responsible for several mechanical developments which are still in use today, notably the B-flat lever. Outside of Briccialdi's important contributions to flute instrument making, this virtuoso arrangement of the popular theme would become one of his most enduring legacies. This exclusive edition of Carnival of Venice (Il Carnevale di Venezia) for flute and piano is edited, arranged, and performed by Sir James Galway.