Verdi parts and links

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Here is a folder with parts for Verdi's overture to Nabucco: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8jjupb4SXwCSHZkZUZwdVJTMFE?usp=sharing.

Also, here's a recording of the Verdi: https://youtu.be/XHeAB-JbL6k

... and the Wikipedia article on Nabucco: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabucco .

We are also playing Robert Ward's "Jubilation Overture." Parts will be posted later, but in the meantime here's a recording: https://youtu.be/QIY-Cl18Re4

Robert Ward (1917-2013) was a significant figure in North Carolina, Durham, and even Duke. This overture was written in 1946 while he was in the army at the close of WWII, stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa. He was an army band leader, and the big-band-swing context makes its way into the piece. You can find an interview in which he mentions it at https://www.arts.gov/audio/robert-ward (transcript available).