Overture from the Barber of Seville composed by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Arranged by Harry Alshin. Orchestra. Masterworks; SmartMusic; String Orchestra. String Orchestra. Form: Overture. Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 136 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4333).
Harry Alshin brings us a well-orchestrated taste of Rossini's famous opera. Students will enjoy playing the themes they may have heard for years. The first violins get a real workout while supporting parts are animated and fun to play. Range is limited to third position for vilolins with optional position work for other instruments. An excellent opportunity to refine spiccato and martelÃ© bowing, this piece is sure to become a favorite in the literature transcribed for strings. It also works well as a companion to Mr. Alshin's arrangement of "Figaro" from the same opera. This title is available in SmartMusic.