Sheet Music: Overture

TitleOverture
from Nabucco
ComposerGiuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeC♮4–A6
Time signature4/4
Tempo180 BPM
Performance time5:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-04-30
Last updated2011-04-30
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Saturday 30 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Nabucco Overture

by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged for solo flute

Like most of Verdi's opera overtures, the overture to Nabucco is a potpourri of themes, most of which reappear in the opera. After a stately introduction in the brass and a more sinister transition based on the “Il maledetto” chorus from Act II, Verdi spins a gentle variation on the famous chorus “Va', pensiero”, in which the Jewish exiles in Babylon express their yearning to return to their homeland.

Other Movements from the same Work

Va', pensiero Flute solo