Concert Band - Grade 4
Composed by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). Arranged by Jos van de Braak. Baton Music orchestral series. Score and Parts. Duration 16:30. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM497-SET).
Item Number: BF.BM497-SET
Pietro Mascagni's opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" is a tempestuous drama of adultery and revenge set on Easter Sunday 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. It became Mascagni's most successful opera and is still a great repertoire favorite. "Cavalleria Rusticana" contains many beautiful and well-known arias, choirs and instrumental parts like the "Preludio", "Coro d"introducione", "Voi lo sapete", "Il cavallo scalpita", "Viva il vino spumeggiante", "Intermezzo sinfonico" and "Regina Coeli". Dutch arranger Jos van de Braak used these parts from the opera for a one movement Suite.