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Lascia Ch'io Pianga
Composer
George Frideric Handel
Arranger
Lisa Childs
Price
£ 14.95
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Difficulty Level
Easy
Instrumentation
Brass Quartet
Duration
00:02:00
Description

Lascia ch'io pianga is a soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel which has become a popular concert piece.

Originally the melody was composed as a dance for his opera Almira but as an aria the work has appeared in several of Handel's works including his oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno under the name Lascia la Spina.

In 1711 Handel re-cycled the work again and included it in his celebrated opera Rinaldo giving the aria to the character Almirena in Act II. Rinaldo was a major triumph for Handel, and it is with this work that the aria is chiefly associated.

This well-known aria has been arranged for brass quartet by Lisa Childs and is a simple but highly effective piece which will offer a moment of reflection in any concert. 

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