Ion Ivanovici : Anniversary Song (Waves of the Danube)


Ion Ivanovici : Anniversary Song (Waves of the Danube)



Composition Date:1880
Composition Info:"Waves of the Danube" (Romanian: Valurile Dunării; Serbian: Дунавски валови/Dunavski valovi; German: Donauwellen; French: Flots du Danube; Russian: Дунайские Волны) is a waltz composed by Ion Ivanovici in 1880, and is one of the most famous Romanian tunes in the world.

In the United States, it is frequently referred to as "The Anniversary Song", a title given by Al Jolson when he and Saul Chaplin released an adaptation of the song in 1946. "The Anniversary Song" is sometimes confusingly referred to as "The Anniversary Waltz", which is actually the name of a completely unrelated song. As "Waves of the Danube", the song is also confused with the more famous Danube tune "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss II.
Time Signature3/4
RangeC5-F6
Score KeyAb major (Sounding Pitch)
major (Alto Saxophone in Eb)
Tempo MarkingWaltz h. = c.60
Duration1:05
Number of Pages2
Difficulty LevelEasy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience




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