Italian Wedding Song, Op. 151
SMC S948CB/ HL 172764
Italian Wedding Song is a lyric, very romantic song in g minor, reminiscent in some ways of the music of Puccini and Verdi. Like Barnes’ Yorkshire Ballad, it is a brief, solemn work, perfect for teaching students to play in an emotional, legato style. If you have a good Euphonium player, this work is a must; it is an excellent choice for a moment of touching repose on your next concert. Italian Wedding Song is carefully scored and cross-cued, and the ranges are very reasonable for all instruments.