Menuet and Rigaudon, from Almira (viola duo)
Title: Menuet and Rigaudon, from the opera Almira
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violas
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Handel did some of his most elegant writing in his operas, and these two dances from Almira, demonstrate his abilities. Almira was Handel’s first opera, and its success propelled his career forward. This is excellent music for preludes, postludes and receptions.