This duet feature for Bb Clarinet (or Trumpet) and Bassoon (or Euphonium) is a merry drinking song from Verdi's opera "La Traviata." Geoffrey Brand cleverly left the arrangement in the original key of B-flat so that it may be performed with soprano and baritone soloists and even a chorus if you so choose.
Genre: Solo Clarinet & Bassoon with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1 Level: 3 | Duration: 3:00
Program Notes Verdi's opera "La Traviata" (The Castaway) is based on the book 'The Lady of the Camélias' by Alexandre Dumas. It was first produced in Venice in 1853. The scene is a banquet room in the home of Violetta in Paris in 1700, where a great supper party is being held. Alfred Germont and Violetta Valery declare their love for each other, to the music of Brindisi - a drinking song - as the other guests join in the merriment and splendour of the evening. Since the key (concert Bb) and layout conform exactly to Verdi's score, a vocal score of 'La Traviata' can be used for soprano (Violetta) and baritone (Alfred) and, if available, a chorus can also be added.