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  • Audio Recording
    O Summer Night from Don Pasquale sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Donizetti, Gaetano - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974
  • Notated Music
    O Summer Night from Don Pasquale A popular tune found in many collections of the time, including Stephen Foster's Social Orchestra (1854), it serves, in this simple arrangement, as a good demonstration piece for the solo E-flat tenorhorn (sometimes called the E-flat alto). This so-called solo instrument was most often used melodically to double the E-flat soprano saxhorns or cornets at the octave below. It was, therefore, a popular melodic ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Donizetti, Gaetano - Fennell, Frederick

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