$60.00
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
By Pietro Mascagni / arr. Harry I. Phillips
Item: 00-20260
UPC: 038081190167
PRICE: $60.00
Series: Alfred Concert Band
Category: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrument: Concert Band
Level: 3 (Medium)
Cavalleria Rusticana is Mascagni's most popular opera. "Intermezzo" is the instrumental interlude that accompanies villagers leaving an Easter service. This operatic gem brings relief to the tensions of a plot that realistically deals with tragic triangles of love. Beginning with a sensitively treated section for woodwinds, it's not long before the brass enters to create a lush sound. Rhythmically simple, this piece allows the conductor to focus on the execution of long, lyrical passages, including dynamics, legato line, and phrasing. A beautiful treatment of an equally beautiful work.