Largo: “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes (cello duo)


Title: Largo: “Ombra mai fu” from the opera Xerxes

Composer: G. F. Handel, arr David Gable

Instrumentation: 2 Cellos

Printout: 2 pages

Note: Arguably one of Handel’s most beautiful arias, Ombra mai fu was also innovative for its time in that it has no da capo. Despite the designation of “Largo” in its most frequently used title, Handel’s tempo marking is actually Larghetto.


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