DUET SINGLES! Choose a Title - Classical Plus!
for Flute or Oboe or Violin & Cello or Bassoon
Ancient Airs & Dances (2 Movements - Respighi)
Heavens Are Telling, The (from The Creation - Haydn)
Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville - Rossini)
Nessun Dorma (Turandot - Puccini)
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations - Elgar)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
This versatile series is designed to be played by two different instruments! Each duet is published in score form (both parts on the same page) so that the players can play from the same part. All duets are arranged specifically for the listed instrumentation.
ANCIENT AIRS & DANCES A set of 2 movements - Balletto & Passo Mezzo e Mascherada - from Ottorino Respighi's delightful Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1. Based on Renaissance lute pieces (including some by Vincenzo Galilei, father of Galileo!), these ebuliient works are captivating and uplifting.
HEAVENS ARE TELLING, THE Composed originally as a chorus for Haydn’s The Creation, the triumphant The Heavens are Telling was first performed in 1779. With text taken from Genesis as well as Milton’s Paradise Lost, this exuberant work is not merely a Classical standard, but a thrilling masterpiece.
LARGO al FACTOTUM (Make way for the factotum!) is an aria from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, sung at the initial entrance of the title character. Who doesn’t know this awesomely hummable song? Even Rossini would probably find it amusing that his aria has become even more famous due to the Bugs Bunny cartoon, “The Rabbit of Seville”. And we’d totally go into lavish detail to define the history and meaning of the term "factotum", but we took a vote, and unfortunately, That’s All, Folks!
NESSUN DORMA from Turandot Giacomo Puccini's Nessun Dorma (Let No One Sleep) is one of the best-known arias in all opera. Popularized even further by Luciano Pavarotti as well as Plácido Domingo and The Three Tenors, it is instantly recognizable as well as timelessly elegant.
NIMROD from Enigma Variations The most famous of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, the beautiful Nimrod Adagio has been used in films such as Dunkirk, as well as at services of remembrance and the opening Olympic Ceremonies.
O MIO BABBINO CARO ("Oh my dear daddy") is one of Puccini’s best-loved arias. Lauretta sings ‘O mio babbino caro’ to persuade her father Gianni Schicchi to help her and her boyfriend Rinuccio Donati. It is an interlude expressing lyrical simplicity and love in contrast with the atmosphere of hypocrisy, jealousy, double-dealing, and feuding in medieval Florence.
DUET SINGLES! Choose a Title - Classical Plus! for Flute or Oboe or Violin & Cello or Bassoon
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