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Handel - Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo

Sheet music for violin

Info: "Lascia ch'io pianga" is an aria from the Handel's opera Rinaldo and it has become a popular concert piece.. The original melody for the aria is first found in Act III of 1705 opera Almira, also by Handel, as a Sarabande. In 1711, Handel recycled the music yet again, this time for his 1711 London opera Rinaldo, using a new text. Rinaldo was a major triumph for Handel, and it is with this work that the aria is chiefly associated. Handel's 1739 pasticcio Giove in Argo also features a shorter and lesser known "Lascia la spina".
Opus number: HWV 7b
Date: 1711
Artist: George Frideric Handel
Born: 23 February 1685, Halle
Died: 14 April 1759, London
The artist: German, later British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; he became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
Instrument: Violin
Key: F major
Range: F4 - G5
Time signature: 3/2
Tempo: 60 BPM
Duration: 3:36
Pages: 1
Difficulty: Easy
Style: Classical

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