Concert Band - Grade 3
From the Opera Cavalleria Rusticana. Composed by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). Arranged by Jos van de Braak. Full score. Duration 4:00. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM179-SCORE).
Item Number: BF.BM179-SCORE
Cavalleria Rusticana is a tempestuous drama of adultery and revenge set in a remote Italian village. Its earthy passions, bold confrontational scenes and richly melodic score set a fashion for so-called 'verismo' opera that would endure for more than a decade.Ultimately Cavalleria Rusticana became Mascagni's most successful opera. It is still a great repertoire favorite, almost always double-billed with Ruggiero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. The Intermezzo Sinfonico is the most well known part of the opera and played between the first and the second act.