Bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth (1813-2013) the most beloved among Italian composers. During the political turmoil of 1840, Verdi appeared as a fervent patriot. Sharing revenge against Austrian oppression, he had faith in free Italy and his works are full of references to these feelings. Several choirs of his works became for Italians patriotic songs of freedom.
1) Il Trovatore – Part Two La Gitana
2) La Traviata – Choir of Zingarelle II final
3) Nabucco – Chorus of Jewish Slaves (Va’ Pensiero)
4) Ernani – Choir Introduction of Act I
Band Formation: Medium
Difficulty Level: Fairly Difficult