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O Mio Babbino Caro (Balmages)

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


Subtitle: From 'Gianni Schichii,' for Solo Tuba or Euphonium and Band


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Solo Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Suspended Cymbal
Vibraphone


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Program Notes

O mio babbino caro (Oh My Beloved Father) is a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918) by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano. It is sung by Lauretta after tensions between her father Schicchi and the family of Rinuccio, the boy she loves, have reached a breaking point that threatens to separate her from Rinuccio. It provides an interlude expressing lyrical simplicity and single-hearted love in contrast with the atmosphere of hypocrisy, jealousy, double-dealing, and feuding in the medieval Florence of Puccini's only comedy.[not verified in body] It provides the only set-piece in the through-composed opera.

The aria was first performed at the premiere of Gianni Schicchi on 14 December 1918 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York by the popular Edwardian English soprano Florence Easton. It has been sung subsequently by many sopranos. Dame Joan Hammond won a Gold Record in 1969 for 1 million sold copies of this aria.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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