Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Sheet music for Flute
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About 'Largo from Xerxes'
Handel, George Frideric (biography)
1685 , Halle
1759 , London
Important composer from the Baroque period who became a British citizen in 1726. He wrote many operas and oratorios, including the popular Messiah.
This piece comes from an Xerxes - opera seria in three acts. The opening aria, "Ombra mai fu", sung by Xerxes to a tree, is set to one of Handel's best-known melodies, and is often played in an orchestral arrangement, known as Handel's "Largo".
It is often performed at solemn occasions such as funerals and weddings. It was arranged for all sorts of instruments and voices.
|Score Key:||Bb major (Sounding Pitch) (View more Bb major Music for Flute )|
|Tempo Marking:||Andante grandioso|
|Time Signature:||3/4 (View more 3/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|