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Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini

Subtitle: Overture on an Indian Folk Melody. Opus 46.

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mitropa Music, through De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €123.83   |   Score Only (print) - €30.37


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Arizona is written in a typical three-part overture form. The composition is not strictly descriptive as such, but rather conveys moods and emotions, inspired by impressions of the American desert state of Arizona: the endless, cactus-studded desert landscape, a lone Indian on horseback, the legendary Grand Canyon Railroad, the Petrified Forest and the famous Monument Valley.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the "Federazione Bandistica Ticinese" (Fe.Ba.Ti) Switzerland.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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