Two Verdi Predludes by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Edited by Leonard Falcone. For concert band. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.B355).
Both of these famous preludes call for sensitive playing and close observance of nuances. Prelude to Aida, perhaps the best of Verdi's operatic preludes, introduces the sad theme of Aida. Prelude to Act III of La Traviata depicts the ebbing of life from the main character, Violetta. Program these beautiful transcriptions to ad an operatic flair to your next concert! The prelude to Act is also available from Kjos (B338).