HANDEL, G.F.: Rinaldo, Act I: Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto (arr. S. Cox) (from Naxos 8.573386)


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Rinaldo, HWV 7 (arr. S. Cox for brass septet)

Trombone: Gee, Matthew

Playing Time: 00:05:13
Catalogue Number: NVF0075

Handel's 1711 crusader opera Rinaldo, which pits the Christian Rinaldo against Argante, the Muslim King of Jerusalem, was the first Italian-language opera composed for the London stage. Handel composed the opera in just two weeks, aided by the recycling of much existing material - so much that it has been described as an "anthology" of his Italian period.

The Sibilar gli angui, an aria for solo trombone, was lifted completely from a dramatic cantata, and has a "ludicrously inappropriate" text for the bellicose Argante's grand Act I entrance; also from an earlier cantata.

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