Grand March, from Aida (cello duo)
Title: Grand March, from the opera Aida
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Cellos
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Most of the Grand March from Verdi’s Aida is heavily orchestrated, but the best-known section, with the trumpet theme, is lightly scored and sounds great on two instruments. At this point in the scene, according to the score, the “Egyptian troops process before the king preceded by fanfares”. The Grand March is also known as the Triumphal March.
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