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Ponchielli, Amilcare    1834-1886    Italy

       Dance of the Hours, from La Gioconda (Ponchielli)

1    Flutes, glockenspiel, and violins shimmer in the "Hours of dawn" (Le ore dell'aurora)

2    " Danza delle ore del giorno" (Dance of the hours of day). This is the tune everyone knows, on flutes and 1st violins.

3    "Sortano le ore della sera" with flutes and oboes playing a minor tune against pizzicato strings.

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