Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Sheet music for Violin-Cello Duet
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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:||G major (Sounding Pitch) (View more G major Music for Violin-Cello Duet )|
|Time Signature:||3/4 (View more 3/4 Music)|
|Tempo Marking:||Andante grandioso|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|