Anvil Chorus, from Il Trovatore (string quartet)


Title: Anvil Chorus, from the opera Il Trovatore

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin1, Violin 2, Viola and Cello

Printout: 8 pages

Note: In this rousing chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubadour), the gypsy blacksmiths sing about their love of wine, women, and hammering on white-hot metals while standing next to a blazing furnace in the sweltering heat of a smithy. To each their own. The audio sample includes the beginnings of both the chorus and the more famous refrain.


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