Lascia Ch'io Pianga (from Rinaldo). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Robert Frost. For standard string orchestra (88555) with 3rd violin/viola T.C. (3) and opt. piano. Concert String Orchestra Series. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Duration 3 minutes, 40 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.10074).
From George Frederic Handel's great opera Rinaldo, this adaptation of the expressive soprano aria is set in the original key of D major. It features two beautifully lyrical themes that are repeated several times, with some scoring adjustments made to emphasize contrasts in tonal color and dynamics. Duration 3:40.