Georges Bizet’s Carmen is arguably the most popular opera ever, with many recognizable themes that have stood the test of time. James L. King III has created an intermediate arrangement of the refrain of the famous “Toreador Song” that will give intermediate students opportunities to work on sixteenth note triplets, dotted eighth-sixteen rhythms, and grace notes.
Key: F Major
Mood: Proud, triumphant
Pedagogy: triplets, dotted-eighth-sixteeenth note rhythms, grace notes, scales