Clarinet in B^b from Nessun Dorma for Bb Clarinet & Piano

Composer
G.Puccini Arranged Keith Terrett
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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An arrangement for Bb Clarinet & Piano of Puccini’s classic aria.

Nessun dorma (English: None shall sleep),is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot, and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles; if he fails, he will be beheaded.

Nessun dorma (English: None shall sleep),is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot, and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles; if he fails, he will be beheaded.

In performance, the final "Vincerò!" features a sustained B4, followed by the final note, an A4 sustained even longer, although Puccini’s score did not explicitly specify that either note be sustained. In the original score, the B is written as an eighth note while the A is a quarter note. Both are high notes in the tenor range. The only recording to follow Puccini’s score exactly was the very first, sung by Gina Cigna and Francesco Merli, conducted by Franco Ghione.

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