153. Ballet Egyptien
Ballet égyptien, Op. 12 (1875), is Alexandre Luigini's best-known composition and the only one of his works in the standard repertoire. It was dedicated to Jules Pasdeloup. The ballet consists of eight movements, from which two different concert suites have been extracted. It is perhaps best known as the background music used by the British music hall act Wilson, Keppel and Betty for their sand dance.