Allegro from “Xerxes”
Arranged by Ken Selden
String Orchestra Conductor Score & Parts
Allegro from Xerxes
In this brilliant Allegro, Handel introduces listeners to the energy and excitement surrounding the title character of his 1738 opera Serse (Xerxes), the king of Persia. This arrangement is transposed to D major and provides excellent opportunities for young string players to explore basic Baroque bowing styles within a simple imitative texture where motivic material is distributed evenly among all sections. Includes Viola parts in treble clef, and Violin 2 parts in alto clef for flexible ensembles.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 1.75 in|