• Egyptian Dance (Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah)


    This arresting selection from the opera Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saëns is arranged here for beginner piano solo. The melody for Egyptian Dance is based on the double harmonic scale, sometimes called the Byzantine scale or Arabic scale. The inclusion of frequent perfect fifths, octave changes, and choice pedal usage gives this arrangement a full sound without being overly challenging for beginners.

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