Ebben, By Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
arranged by Neal Corwell

Instrumentation: solo euphonium, trombone, trumpet or clarinet with piano (bass clef and B-flat treble solo parts may be provided)
Copyright: 2015
Duration: 2:30
Range: d to a-1 (for euphonium/trb., 8va for B-flat trumpet or clarinet)
Difficulty: II-III
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $10
Other Info: Arrangement of the Aria Ebben from Catalani’s opera La Wally.

This beautiful and dramatic aria is taken from Catalani’s opera La Wally, which was premiered in 1892, just a year before the composer’s death at the age of 39. This aria is sung near the end of act one when Wally, the opera’s main character, decides to leave home forever. The first line of the aria, which can be described as a haunting reverie on the theme of traveling alone and far away from one’s home, is “ah well then, I’ll go far away”.