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Overture: Italian girl in Algiers (CB)

Composer
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Year of composition
1813
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2012
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Concert band / wind band
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L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca. The music is characteristic of Rossini’s style, remarkable for its fusion of sustained, manic energy with elegant, pristine melodies.

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