"Ombra mai fu" - "Largo" from "Xerxes"
by George Frideric Handel
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The title, which translates from the Italian as "Shade there never was", is the first aria of the opera. It is sung by the main character, Serse (or "Xerxes"), in praise of a tree's shade as he sits underneath it. It is commonly known as Handel's "Largo".
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