Ballo, from Ariodante (string trio – violin, viola, cello)
Title: Ballo, from the opera Ariodante
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola and Cello
Printout: 3 pages
Note: The premier production of Handel’s Ariodante was a great success, so much so that an attendee wrote that it “abounds with beauties and the strokes of a great master.” A “ballo” can be any dance sequence in an opera. This one is in the for of a gavotte.