Largo: “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes (string quartet)
Title: Largo: “Ombra mai fu” from the opera Xerxes
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Often referred to as the “Largo from Xerxes,” this beautiful aria is actually marked larghetto by Handel. It is one of his most celebrated arias and often requested for special events.