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La donna e mobile (for String Quartet)

Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Year of composition
1851
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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"La donna e mobile" is probably the best known melody from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Rigoletto." In the song, the Duke of Mantua sings that women are fickle, changing their minds and affections like a feather in the wind. Here it is arranged for string quartet as part of my collection of famous Italian melodies.

It is also available in the key of Bb (having slightly easier double stops in the viola).

Visit my web site at: http://stores.sibeliusmusic.com/jacklichmusic to find other Italian popular classics, and over 200 arrangements (mainly for string quartet).

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