Anvil Chorus, from Il Trovatore (string trio – 2 violins and cello)
Title: Anvil Chorus, from the opera Il Trovatore
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins and Cello
Printout: 6 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 blasting furnace in the sweltering heat of a smithy. The audio sample includes the beginnings of both the chorus and the the more famous refrain.
The Anvil Chorus may also be purchased in an arrangement for violin, viola and cello.