Va, Pensiero, from Nabucco (string quartet)
Title: Va, Pensiero, from the opera Nabucco
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: This beautiful chorus, in which the exiled Hebrews lament the loss of their homeland, was so popular with Verdi’s audience that when his funeral cortege passed through the streets of Milan people spontaneously began to sing it. In this setting, the opening theme is given to the viola.