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Una Voce Poco Fa from "Barber of Seville"

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Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Edgar L. Barrow)


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This title translates from the Italian as "a voice a little while ago."


General Info

Year: 1816 / 1973
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $18.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass

Solo Voice


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution, is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.

Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness.

The aria Una Voce Poco Fa is a cavatina from Act I, Scene 2. A cavatina is a musical term, originally meaning a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to any simple, melodious air, as distinguished from brilliant arias or recitatives, many of which are part of a larger movement or scena in oratorio or opera.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Performances

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  • United States Coast Guard Academy Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor; Megan Weikleenget, soprano) – 5 May 2019
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Brian Asher Alhadeff, conductor) - 31 May 2015


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