Tosca- Te Deum & Act I Finale
Uploaded on Dec 12, 2016
Scarpia (head of Rome's secret police), having easily aroused Tosca's jealousy of her lover Cavaradossi in an attempt to track down escaped political prisoner Angelotti, muses of his lust for Tosca while around him a crowd enters the church to celebrate Napoleon's (supposed) defeat at Marengo.
Church bells and cannon shots add to the sense of celebration.
His final words (before the conclusion of the Te Deum) "Tosca, you make me forget God!" highlight the mixture of sacred and profane that are present throughout this dramatic scene.
The string section & percussion are sounded by non-visible instrument staves, since the as-written notes do not sound properly in the tremolo sections.
Feb 4, 2017- Corrected minor typo in next-to-last measure.
Jan 16, 2017- Added minor tempo variations to increase sense of realism in playback.
|Key signature||3 flats|
|Part names||Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(2), Bassoon(3), French Horn(3), Trumpet, Trombone(3), Timpani(2), Percussion(4), Harp, Sound effects, Organ, Voice(8), Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Strings(5)|
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