La Forza Del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi
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SMC S516CS/ HL 3777416

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Concert Band
This prelude to Verdi's first opera was composed in 1868 as part of an overall revision of the opera, and it is in the revised version that work is known today.  This overture, while not in way following the tragic events of the opera, functions as a symphonic treatment of music heard within the opera.  Originally transcribed by Mark Rogers in 1980, this newer edition has been revised to account for the changes in the concept of the wind band to better suit contemporary usage.