Although Handel's opera "Serse" (Xerxes) has not been a major success, it is most famous as the origin of "Handel's Largo". The "Largo" is an instrumental version of the aria Ombra Mai Fu from Serse, although the original aria was in fact marked as "Larghetto". This particular version has been arranged for violin and piano, with the Violin playing the Aria's vocal part. We have also included a range of alternative parts so that other instruments can substitute for the violin part.
Handel's Largo is very familiar to many people because it is often played in churches and on ceremonial occasions, often as a solo for piano or organ. You can see the sheet music below, or download the sheet music parts for Piano (full score), Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet and Horn. We also provide Midi and Mp3 versions so you can hear the music. These are accessible from the left hand menu.