Nessun Dorma

Probably the most famous Tenor aria in the world…
Puccini, G
T Solo 1 . S . Sn/S . AAA . A/T . T/B . B . B/Bs (+opt. T Solo 2, T Solo 3, Timp., Cym.)
3 minutes
3, 4



The most famous of arias from the final act of Turandot. It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles; if he fails, he will be beheaded.

In this arrangement, the solo part can either be played by a single Tenor playing the Tenor 1 part and cues, or by a group of three Tenors, à la Pavarotti, Domingo & Carreras.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Solo Tenor Saxophone 1
Soprano Saxophone 1
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Sopranino Saxophone)
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Baritone Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 3 (alternative to Bass Saxophone)

Alternative & optional parts
Solo Tenor Saxophone 2 (optional trio solo part)
Solo Tenor Saxophone 3 (optional trio solo part)
Sopranino Saxophone (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 2)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Baritone Saxophone 1 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 3)
Timpani (optional but preferable)
Cymbals (optional but preferable)

“Nessun Dorma” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music. 


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