Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo for Two C Flutes and Alto Flute
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This stunning Handel gem has been given a really simple setting which allows the melody to shine through. The lines are shared equally between the top two flutes and it's possible that the less experienced would gain confidence from the middle part if sandwiched between two more advanced players. Double value!
From the Publisher
Handel first used this tune as a Sarabande in an early opera, and again as an Aria in a later oratorio, but it is most famous as the beautiful soprano aria from his hit opera 'Rinaldo'. The 1st and 2nd flutes share the melody in this arrangement for 3 flutes, supported by the Alto flute bass line.
Performance duration (approx): 3'02
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).