O Richard, o mon roi (Richard Coeur de Lion) Opera Aria for Baritone

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This aria from Gretry’s opera Richard Coeur de Lion has always been difficult to find. The original score is in C major, but it has usually been sung in a lower key (B flat). It’s presented here in Bb, but the higher key can easily be obtained by using the transpose button. This transcription attempts to convey something of the flavour of the original orchestration while remaining playable by a competant pianist. It is a very beautiful piece which warrants a passionate performance.

If you perform this arrangement, please give me credit in the program and let me know. I would be grateful for a copy of any program where it appears.

Score ID
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Classical music

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