Tarantella from Song Without Words for flute choir
This arrangement is derived from “Songs Without Words,” one of Mendelssohn’s most famous piano compositions. Tarantella is a very energetic whirling folk dance during which the tempo increases and the dancers change directions of their circles quite rapidly. The legend is that someone who was bitten by the tarantula spider had to dance very fast in order to sweat the poison out. Clocking in at only one and one-half minutes, this little gem makes a great encore!
Performed by the Raleigh Flute Choir