March from Scipione (string trio)
Title: March, from the opera Scipione
Composer: G. F. Handel
Instrumentation: Violin, Violin 2/Viola, Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: The full name of this Handel opera, Publio Cornelio Scipione, is generally rendered as either “Scipione” or “Scipio”. Popular as a wedding processional, the march from Scipio has particular appeal to those who like the usual material but want something different. This setting includes alternative parts for both violin 2 and viola. The violin 1 part can be played on flute or oboe by taking first two measures up an octave.
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