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Carnival of Venice (arr Staigers)

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Del Staigers

Folk song variations arranged by Del Staigers

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Subtitle: Fantasia Brilliante

General Info

Year: 1928 / 1936
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: VI (solo) / III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Solo with Piano
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
Solo B-flat Cornet
Solo Euphonium
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals (doubling Bass Drum, optional)
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Carnival of Venice is a folk tune popularly associated with the words "My hat, it has three corners". A series of theme and variations has been written for a number of solo instruments as "show off" pieces that contain virtuoso displays of double and triple tonguing, and fast tempos.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Carnival of Venice (song), Wikipedia Accessed 26 April 2016
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble: Volume 2 L-Z. Meredith Music Publications, 2004, pp. 290.
  • Staigers D. (1936). Carnival of Venice: Fantasia Brilliante [score]. C. Fischer: New York.