Soldiers’ Chorus (Part I – “Or co’ dadi”) from Il Trovatore (string trio – violin, viola and cello)
Title: Soldiers’ Chorus (Part I – “Or co’ dadi”) from the opera Il Trovatore
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola and Cello
Printout: 6 pages
Note: At the beginning of Act III of Il Trovatore (“The Troubadour”) the soldiers of Count di Luna’s army sing “or co’ dadi” (“now we play at dice”) as they cheerfully prepare themselves for battle. Despite its context, Or co’ dadi is a spirited, march-like piece. It is well suited for wedding receptions, parties, and other celebratory events.