Berardo (or Bernado) Sbraccia (1858, Teramo, Italy – 1936, San Remo, Italy) was an Italian-American composer, arranger, educator and conductor.
Sbraccia was a professor of clarinet and directed several bands in Biella. With these bands, he produced a series of Concerti Sbraccia which were presented in various locations on Biella.
In 1897, Sbraccia immigrated to the United States. During his 29 years residence in the United States, he was active as a band and orchestra director and he operated his own music studio in Union City, New York. He also was conductor of the West Hoboken (New Jersey) Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1927, Sbraccia returned to Italy and, from May until December of that year, led the band in Sordevolo.
Works for Winds
- Christmas Day (1924)
- Episodi di Guerra (1929)
- La Banda Nascente (ed. Fennell) (1915/1987)
- Gli Allori (1915)
- I Primi Passi (1915)
- Onore all' Arte (1914)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Berardo Sbraccia." Accessed 7 January 2020
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 528.