O mio babbino caro for Band (Grade 2.5)
This new Grade 2.5 band transcription of Giacomo Puccini's aria "O mio babbino caro," is ideal for young performers. The arrangement provides opportunities for your ensemble to work on lyrical playing, softer dynamics, and blending long legato melodies with flowing eighth-note accompaniments. The original key of A-flat major is used which makes it perfect to accompany a vocalist. "O mio babbino caro" is one of Puccini's best-known and beloved arias from his comic opera Gianni Schicchi which premiered in 1918. The aria, translated as “Oh my dear Papa,” is characterized by its beautiful melody and emotional depth. "O mio babbino caro" remains a staple in both operatic and popular repertoires, making it a perfect piece for your next concert or festival performance.
View the score video here: https://youtu.be/brLCld8L98Y