Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Sheet music for Cello Ensemble


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About 'Largo from Xerxes'



Artist:
Handel, George Frideric (biography)
Born:
1685 , Halle
Died:
1759 , London
The Artist:
Important composer from the Baroque period who became a British citizen in 1726. He wrote many operas and oratorios, including the popular Messiah.
Composed:1738
Info: 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:C major (Sounding Pitch) (View more C major Music for Cello Ensemble )
Tempo Marking:Andante grandioso
Duration:2:00
Time Signature:3/4 (View more 3/4 Music)
Number of Pages:4
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
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Style: Classical (View more Classical Music)
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