The Dance of the Hours, originally written as part of the opera La Gioconda in 1876, one of the best known and most frequently performed ballets.

It had quite some afterlife in pop culture as well. In Walt Disney’s 1940 animated movie Fantasia, it was danced by ostriches, hippos in tutus, alligators and elephants. The second part, afternoon, was used for the song Like I Do, a hit single for Maureen Evans in 1962 and Teresa Brewer in 1963.

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