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Dance of the little Moorish Slaves [AIDA] (ME)

Composer
Verdi
Year of composition
1871
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2008
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
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Dance from the opera. A�da, an Ethiopian princess, is torn between love of her homeland, family and the man who loves her. Radames, is the man A�da loves. He is appointed Commander of the Egyptian Army and sent off to fight the Ethiopian invasion. Amneris senses the feelings between A�da 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, A�da’s father. Amonasro manipulates A�da into discovering the battle plan of the Egyptian Army from Radames. He is discovered giving the details to A�da and Amonasro by Amneris and is sentenced to be buried alive. Arranged for Wind Ensemble.

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