"Ombra mai fu" - "Largo" from "Xerxes"

by George Frideric Handel

An aria from the opera Serse (Xerxes) by George Frideric Handel this has been arranged by Dave Payn for brass quintet, with optional brass band (Bb/Eb) substitute parts.

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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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