Soldiers’ Chorus (Part I – “Or co’ dadi”), from Il Trovatore (violin cello duo)
Title: Soldiers’ Chorus “Or co’ dadi”, from the opera Il Trovatore
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: The curtain rises at the beginning of Act III of Il Trovatore (“The Troubadour”) to reveal the camp of Count di Luna’s army, the soldiers singing Or co’ dadi (“now we play at dice”) as they prepare themselves for battle. Despite its context, Or co’ dadi is a cheerful, march-like piece. It is well suited for wedding receptions, parties, and other celebratory events.
The violin part of this arrangement can be played on the flute modification of double stops and tremolos.
A violin/cello duet arrangement of Part II of the Soldiers’ Chorus is also available. Click here.
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