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Softly Awakes My Heart - Cornet Solo

Softly Awakes My Heart
 
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Based on Judges XVI, Camille Saint- SaŽnsís Samson and Delilah is a stirring Biblical drama in three acts, which premiered over 120 years ago on 2 December 1877 at the Court Theatre in Weimar, Germany. In this well-known tale, Samson - one of the oppressed Jews - displays a unique strength when he kills Abimelech, one of the ruling Philistines. With Samson already under the spell of the beautiful Dalilah, the High Priest of Dagon uses Delilah's allure to discover the secret of Samsonís power. Betrayed by Delilah and overpowered by the Philistines, Samson is paraded in his weakness into the temple. With a final prayer to God, enough strength returns for him to bring the temple crashing down on the heads of his enemies. One of the most evocative melodies from the opera is the aria ĎSoftly Awakes My Heartí. Here†Geoff Kingston has arranged this haunting tune for solo Bb Cornet. Playable by performers of all grades this is an ideal platform for the young and not so young soloist. This arrangement is also an ideal accompianment to the origional Mezzo-Soprano (Delilah) soloist.

ComposerCamille Saint-Saens
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategorySolo for Bb Cornet/Trumpet
DurationCirca 4 mins
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationSolo Bb Cornet
Flutes 1-2
Oboe
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3-4
Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Horns 1-2
Horns 3-4
Cornets 1-2
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Side Drum / Cymbals / Bass Drum
String Bass
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Product Code: SM0018

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