Anvil Chorus

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Giuseppe Verdi

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Full Title: Il Trovatore, Act II - Anvil Chorus: Vedi! le fosche

General Info

Year: 1853 / 2008
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


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Program Notes

The Anvil Chorus is the English name for the Coro di Zingari (Gypsy Chorus), a chorus from act 2, scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera Il trovatore. It depicts Spanish Gypsies striking their anvils at dawn – hence its English name – and singing the praises of hard work, good wine, and Gypsy women. The piece is also commonly known by its opening words, "Vedi! Le fosche" (See how the clouds melt away).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Piedmont Wind Symphony (Winston-Salem, N.C. ) (Matthew Troy, conductor) - 8 September 2018

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