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Largo al Factotum (Rossini)

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Genre: Solo Euphonium with Band
# of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 4 | Duration: 5:00
Publisher: G & M Brand | Copyright: 2004

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    Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! The fast-flowing verbal gymnastics have been transformed into a nimble usage of tongue and fingers by a euphonium soloist supported by an alert accompaniment, Largo al factotum is an energetic romp. Rossini's gift for melody and a sense of humor is obvious in this transcription by Geoffrey Brand.

    Genre: Solo Euphonium with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1
    Level: 4 | Duration: 5:00

    Instrumentation
    Solo Euphonium

    1st Flute/Piccolo
    2nd Flute
    Oboe 1/2
    1st Bb Clarinet
    2nd Bb Clarinet
    3rd Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet
    Bb Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon 1/2
    Eb Alto Saxophone 1/2
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Cornet 1
    Bb Cornet 2/3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    Trombone 1/2
    Euphonium
    TC Baritone
    Tuba

    String Bass

    Percussion 1 (Cymbals/Snare Drum)
    Percussion 2 (Glockenspiel/Xylophone)

    No percussion parts are included in Rossini's original score: the percussion parts are entirely optional.

    Program Notes
    Rossini wrote his opera, The Barber of Seville, in less than three weeks, a remarkable achievement even for a 24 year old! No matter that the first performance, given in Rome in 1816 was hissed, The Barber of Seville offered abundant evidence that here was a composer possessed of a gift for melody and, no less, a sense of humor.

    Figaro is the town barber, an ideal setting in which to indulge his traits as a wily trickster. In the opera, Largo al Factotum provides Figaro with the opportunity to declaim his penchant for intrigue. Two suitors are pursuing one lady, Rosina, a situation much to Figaro's liking, allowing him to indulge in plot and counter-plot.

    Vocally, Largo al Factotum calls for fast flowing verbal gymnastics which, in this instrumental version, transfers to the nimble usage of tongue and fingers by a euphonium soloist supported by an alert accompaniment.

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