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Peaceful Slumbering

Composer
Stephen Storace
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument + piano
Instrumental parts
Not available

Stephen Storace is a little-known composer of the 18th Century. He was born in London in 1762 and died in 1796. During his short life he composed a considerable quantity of opera, some ballet music and many songs. His operas include: The Haunted Tower; The Pirates; Dido, Queen of Carthage. Storace is known to have studied composition in Naples and, later, he befriended Mozart in Vienna. Storace's sister, Nancy, sang the part of Susanna at the premiere of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. The delightful little song "Peaceful Slumbers" is from Storace's "The Pirates." It is arranged here for Flugel and Piano.

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