This song from an opera is an engaging number, and well-known.
Full Title Ombra mai fu' (from the opera Serse) by George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1757)
Notes This beautiful song, often sung in churches, is from an opera. Serse seeks peace under his favourite tree and sing this aria to it. The song is, in fact, a paean of praise to the tree. (I suppose the words don't have to be printed in the programme!)
- Organ alone
- Piano alone
- Trumpet (or other melody instrument) accompanied by Organ or Piano
- Soprano or Tenor soloist accompanied by Organ or Piano
Source of printed music to follow
Ombra mai fu
Care ed amabile
Never has the shade of a plant been more dear, agreeable or sweet.