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Concerto per Banda

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Olivio di Domenico

Olivio di Domenico (arr. Alessandro Celardi)

General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 14:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Scomegna Edizioni Musicali
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – €214.00


1. Introduzione
2. Romanza
3. Finale


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
E-flat Cornet/E-flat Flugelhorn
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium/B-flat Tenor Horn I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed between 1966 and 1967, the Concerto per Banda represents one of the most significant original Italian pieces for wind instruments, in stark contrast with the typical symphonic wind band music of that time. First performed at an outdoor concert in Rome on 18th June 1967, the same programme also saw the Italian premiere of Hindemith’s great Symphony in B-flat.

The Concerto per Banda was written for a typical Italian band setting based on Vessella’s late 19th century reform, which standardised wind band instrumentation according to the number of players in an ensemble. This music was no longer playable by modern bands due to the lack of certain obsolete instruments, so thanks to this new arrangement by Alessandro Celardi, it is now accessible to modern international wind bands. Minimum changes were made to the instrumentation in order to preserve the timbre and sound quality of the original composition while remaining faithful to Di Domenico’s own musical language.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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