Soldiers’ Chorus (Part I – “Or co’ dadi”), from Il Trovatore (violin viola duo)


Title: Soldiers’ Chorus “Or co’ dadi”, from the opera Il Trovatore

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin and Viola

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.

The second section of the Soldier’s Chorus, “Squilli ercheggi”, arranged for violin and viola, is also available. Click here.


More Verdi for violin/viola duo:

Anvil Chorus, from Il Trovatore
Grand March, from Aida
La donna è mobile, from Rigoletto
Un di felice, eterea, from La Traviata
Valse, from La Traviata
Va Pensiero, from Nabucco


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