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Larghetto

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Jack Bullock)


Subtitle: From Handel's Xerxes


General Info

Year: 1738 / 1994
Duration:
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written in 1738, Xerxes is one of the last operas composed by Handel. The melody from the section marked 'Larghetto' has had a life of its own, having been arranged for almost any instrument or combination of instruments. Possibly its degree of success is in its simplicity and the ease with which it can be remembered.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 4 March 2018


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