Sheet Music: Non più mesta

TitleNon più mesta
from La Cenerentola
ComposerGioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeD4–F#6
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-05-15
Last updated2018-05-15
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Arias, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Tune of the Day: Non più mesta

from Rossini's “La Cenerentola”, arranged for two flutes

This famous aria is sung by Angelina at the end of Gioachino Rossini's 1817 opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Rossini had composed the tune a year earlier for Count Almaviva's final aria, “Ah! il più lieto, il più felice”, in The Barber of Seville, a number that is generally omitted from productions nowadays.

The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.

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