Handel - Ombra Mai Fu (Largo from Xerxes)
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About 'Ombra Mai Fu (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:||Eb major (Sounding Pitch) (View more Eb major Music for Voice )|
|Time Signature:||3/4 (View more 3/4 Music)|
|Tempo Marking:||Andante grandioso|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|
|Style:||Classical (View more Classical Music)|
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