Grand March, from Aida (viola cello duo)
Title: Grand March, from the opera Aida
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Cello
Printout: 2 pages
Note: This is one of the best-known of Verdi’s operatic marches. It is also known as the Triumphal March. The section presented here is from the middle of the scene, where the trumpets carry the melody accompanied by lightly scored strings. On stage, the Egyptian troops are marching past the king.