Serse, HWV 40 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Aria: Ombra mai fù (Act I)

For Flugelhorn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone and Tuba (Székelyhidi)

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Prelude (Act I, Scene 7)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 92
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1884. Plate H.W. 92.
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Overture

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Aria: Ombra mai fù (Act I)

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Editor Rudolf Steglich (1886-1976)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Handel Ausgabe
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, n.d.
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Overture

For the first edition of the Overture, published by Walsh, see Overtures (Handel, George Frideric)

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Vocal Scores

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Massenetique (2011/10/9)

Arranger Ernst Victor Wolff (1889-1960), piano reduction
Editor Oskar Hagen (1888-1957)
Language German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C. F. Peters, 1924. Plate 10422.
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Arranger Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901), piano reduction
Editor Rudolf Steglich (1886-1976)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie II: Opern,
Band 39: Xerxes/Serse

Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1958. Plate BA 4010a.
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Aria: Ombra mai fù (Act I)

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Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Language English / Italian
Translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), English text
Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vol.I: For High Voice (pp.72-74)
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1090-3.
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Misc. Notes Includes recitative, 'Frondi tenere'.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria: Ombra mai fù (Act I)

This aria is commonly known as Handel's "Largo", although the original tempo was "Larghetto"
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For Double Reed Quartet (Notenschreiber)

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Misc. Notes Double Reed Quartet means Oboe, Cor anglais, Bassoboe, Bassoon
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For 4 Violins (Dello)
See: Die 4 Violinisten by Manuel Dello


For Violin, Piano and Harmonium (Reinhard)

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Arranger August Reinhard (1831-1912)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Carl Simon, n.d. Plate C.S. 1489-1491, 1718, 1726.
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For Violin, Piano and Harmonium ad lib (Wilhelmj)

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Publisher. Info. Hameln: H. Oppenheimer, 1905. Plate H.O. 692.
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For Flute, Violin and Piano (Saenger)

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Arranger Gustav Saenger (1865-1935)
Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1899. Plate 17606-6.
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Misc. Notes Piano score copyright 1899. Flute and violin parts copyright 1914.
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For Flute and Piano (Kierdorf)

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For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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For Violin and Piano (Hermann)

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Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Publisher. Info. Sonatinen Album (no7)
Leipzig: C. F. Peters, No.2643, n.d.(ca.1891). Plate 7931.
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For Violin and Piano (Kross)

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Editor Fritz Meyer (1857-1926)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, n.d. Plate 05019.
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For Cello and Piano (Borch)

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For Cello and Piano (Roth)

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Arranger Philipp Roth (1853-1898)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate V.A.1562.
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For Voice and Guitar (Váša)

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For Harp (Pinto)

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Arranger Angelo Francis Pinto (d.1955)
Publisher. Info. New York: International Music Company, 1919. Plate H.S.(89).
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For Harpsichord or Organ (Gouin)

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For Organ (Düring)

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Arranger Charles A.A. Düring (1854 - after 1920)
Publisher. Info. New York: Martens Brothers, 1877. Plate 139.
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For Organ (Lemare)

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Arranger Edwin Henry Lemare (1865-1934)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1909. Plate 21224.
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For Piano solo (Lillebridge)

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Publisher. Info. St. Louis: Columbian Conservatory of Music, 1910.
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For Piano solo (Mason)

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Arranger William Mason (1829-1908)
Publisher. Info. New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1877. Plate E. S. & Co. 185.
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For Piano solo (Parsons)

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Arranger Albert Ross Parsons (1847–1933)
Publisher. Info. Celebrated Largo by G.F. Handel. Arranged for the piano by A.R. Parsons
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Prelude (Act I, Scene 7)

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General Information

Work Title Serse
Alternative. Title Xerxes
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 40
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 443
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1737–38 (26 December to 14 February)
First Performance. 1738-04-15 in London: King's Theatre in the Haymarket
Gaetano Majorano, called "Caffarelli" (Serse)
Maria Antonia Marchesini, called "La Lucchesina" (Arsamene)
Antonia Maria Merighi (Amastre)
Elisabeth Duparc, called "La Francesina" (Romilda)
Margherita Chimenti, called "La Droghierina" (Atalanta)
Antonio Montagnana (Ariodate)
Antonio Lottini (Elviro)
Librettist Silvio Stampiglia (1664–1725)
Niccolò Minato (ca.1627–1698)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast
Serse [Xerxes] (tenor, originally soprano)
Arsameme [Arsamenes] (tenor, originally soprano)
Amastre [Amastris] (alto)
Romilda (soprano)
Atalanta (soprano)
Ariodate (bass)
Elviro (basso)
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, [bassoon], 2 horns, trumpet
3 violins, viola, continuo (cello, bass, harpsichord)
External Links Wikipedia article (opera)
Wikipedia article (Ombra mai fù)