E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets Solo- I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.
Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father.
The opera is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle to late career.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
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- Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Symphonic Band (Caroline Beatty, conductor) – 11 February 2023 (2023 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
- Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (David Robinson, conductor; Dmitry Perevertailenko, clarinet) - 21 April 2022
- Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Mich.) Wind Symphony (Byron Graves, conductor; Jason Marquez, clarinet) - 24 April 2021
- University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Taylor, conductor; Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet) – 8 February 2019
- Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor; Tadayoshi Takeda, Clarinet) – 2 May 2016
- Ridgewood (N.J.) Concert Band (Christian Wilhjelm, conductor; Richard Summers, clarinet) – 21 March 2014
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Concert Fantasia on Motives from Verdi's Opera "Rigoletto" (arr. Laurendeau; ed. Rogers) (1901/1997)
- Duetto di Concerto (arr. Ponchielli)
- Bassi, L.; Verdi, G.; Laurendeau, L.; Rogers, R. (1997). Concert fantasia on Motives from Verdi's Opera "Rigoletto" [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Luigi Bassi." Accessed 14 May 2016.
- Rigoletto, Wikipedia Accessed 14 May 2016