Dance of the little Moorish Slaves [AIDA]

Composer
Verdi
Year of composition
1871
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
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Dance from the opera. Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is torn between love of her homeland, family and the man who loves her. Radames, is the man Aida loves. He is appointed Commander of the Egyptian Army and sent off to fight the Ethiopian invasion. Amneris senses the feelings between Aida and Radames which angers her for she is also in love with Radames. Radames returns to Egypt victorious along with a group of Ethiopian prisoners. Included in the group is Amonasro, Aida’s father. Amonasro manipulates Aida into discovering the battle plan of the Egyptian Army from Radames. He is discovered giving the details to Aida and Amonasro by Amneris and is sentenced to be buried alive.

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