A. Largo (From Arranged By. Xerxes ) – Dixon Composed. B. Intermezzo (From Cavalleria Rusticana ) Arranged By – Dixon Composed By – Pietro. Companies, etc. Record Company – Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. Recorded At – Blackpool Tower Published.
Largo "Ombra Mai Fu" from Xerxes by G. F. Händel. Largo "Ombra Mai Fu" from Xerxes by G. David Laurentiu Matei. After aria "Ombra Mai Fu" & Largo from the Handel opera "Xerxes") Lyrics, vocal & flute arrangements by Sherry Abstein Gordon - for SSAA Piano score by Steve Bartek & Pierre Gouin Opera by Georg Friedrich Handel.
The title translates from the Italian as "Never was a shade". It is sung by the main character, Xerxes I of Persia, admiring the shade of a plane tree. Frondi tenere e belle del mio platano amato per voi risplenda il fato. Tuoni, lampi, e procelle non v'oltraggino mai la cara pace, né giunga a profanarvi austro rapace. On 24 December 1906, Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian inventor and radio pioneer, broadcast the first AM radio program, which started with a phonograph record of "Ombra mai fu" followed by him playing "O Holy Night" on the violin and singing the final verse
This piece comes from an Xerxes - opera seria in three acts. The opening aria, "Ombra mai fu", sung by Xerxes to a tree, is set to one of Handel's best-known melodies, and is often played in an orchestral arrangement, known as Handel's "Largo". It is often performed at solemn occasions such as funerals and weddings. It was arranged for all sorts of instruments and voices. Score Key: Bb major (Sounding Pitch) ( View more Bb major Music for Flute ). Tempo Marking: Andante grandioso.
Alex Davis - Largo from Xerxes.
|A||Largo (From "Xerxes")|
|B||Intermezzo (From "Cavalleria Rusticana")|
|F.B. 3527||Reginald Dixon||Largo (From “Xerxes”) / Intermezzo (From “ Cavalleria Rusticana ”) (Shellac, Single)||Columbia||F.B. 3527||UK||1949|