Canzon per Sonare No. 4

From Wind Repertory Project
Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. David Marlatt)

General Info

Year: c. 1597 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Oboes and bassoon
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There have been many recordings of the famous Gabrieli canzoni for various combinations of brass instruments. This arrangement for interchangeable woodwind ensemble is a welcome addition to this repertoire. Antiphonal spacing is always a successful performance practice, allowing the passing of melodic material to be enhanced by the spatial distance.

- Program Note from publisher

Canzoni were pieces composed for various combinations of instruments and various sizes of ensembles. This particular work was originally for four oboes and four bassoons. The actual instumentation of many of Giovanni Gabrieli's canzoni is not known, mainly because these pieces were designed for an ensemble of non-specific instruments. They were often performed combining oboes, violins, trumpets, trombones, gambas, and many others. The most famous set of Gabrieli canzoni was his Sacrae symphoniae (1597). Included in these 16 works is the famous Sonata Pian' E Forte which links the canzon and the sonata.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 20 November 2020

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