Just performed one of my favorite pieces by G.F.Handel, his famous "Largo" from the Opera "SERSE" ( XERXES ). "Largo" also known as "Ombra mai fu", translated from Italian as "Never was a shade". It is a solemn piece, originally written as an aria for the main character, Xerxes I of Persia. Handel finished composing the opera in 1738, unfortunately it did not became popular until almost hundred years after. There are a number of arrangements of this piece for various instruments. We performed an arrangement by Aug. Reinhard for violin and organ. Enjoy!
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