Gianni Schicchi

From Wind Repertory Project
Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (arr. Eiji Suzuki)

Subtitle: Selections from the Opera

General Info

Year: 1918 /
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Funeral Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As the third selection of Puccini's opera trilogy (Il trittico) it premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1918 to great acclaim. It’s a comic opera in one act to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. The story of the opera is derived from a passage in the 30th canto of Inferno, which mentions Gianni Schicchi (who was an actual Florentine) as having been consigned to the eighth circle of hell with other forgers and cheats for disguising himself as Buoso Donati, a recently deceased Florentine aristocrat, in order to obtain Donati’s wealth for himself.

Povero Buoso!, Firenze e come un albero fiorito, O mio babbino caro, Era eguale la voce, Ecco la cappellina and Ladro, ladro, furfante! are performed respectively. The final part was created by the arranger, and except for some cuts and linking of some parts, the original work is well-reflected in this wind band setting.

- Program Note from publisher

Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. The work is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych) -- three one-act operas with contrasting themes, originally written to be presented together. Although it continues to be performed with one or both of the other trittico operas, Gianni Schicchi is now more frequently staged either alone or with short operas by other composers. The aria O mio babbino caro is one of Puccini's best known, and one of the most popular arias in opera.

Set in Florence in 1299, as Buoso Donati lies dead in his curtained four-poster bed, his relatives gather round to mourn his passing, but are really more interested in learning the contents of his will.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 11 February 2019

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