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Handel's Largo from 'Xerxes'

Handel's Largo
 
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About This Work

The title, "Ombra Mai Fů" which translates from the Italian as ‘Never has there been a shade’, is the first aria of the opera Serse (Xerxes) by George Frideric Handel, and is sung by the main character, "Xerxes", in praise of a tree's shade as he sits underneath it. It is commonly known as Handel's "Largo", although the original tempo was larghetto.

Dramatically arranged for Concert Band in the original key of F Major by Geoff Kingston, this much loved melody is tailored for the concert platform. Valuable also as incidental music for weddings, church services or more solemn occasions.

The full score and parts are available in PDF format.

ComposerGeorge Friederic Handel
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategoryConcert Band
DurationCirca 4 mins 35 Secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 2 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationPiccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoons 1-2
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Side Drum / Cymbals / Bass Drum
Organ
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SMV342

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