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Huckleberry Finn Suite

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Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini

Subtitle: Four Scenes from Mark Twain, Op. 33

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske Music
Cost: Score and Parts - €166.00   |   Score Only - €32.50


1. A Lazy Town – 3:01
2. Jim – 3:25
3. The King and the Duke – 2:55
4. Huckleberry's Rag – 3:25


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Block
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

American author Mark Twain spent seven years writing Huckleberry Finn - the book Hemingway claimed is the basis for all American fiction. The story of Huck's and Jim's quest for freedom on a raft on the Mississippi provides a panoramic view of Southern society, which Twain saw as beset by greed, violence and coldhearted brutality in the guise of virtue. At the end of the book, Huck definitively abandons the hypocrisy and cant on which he has been raised when he makes the shocking decision to go to hell rather than betray his friend Jim and send him back to slavery. This suite portrays all the adventure of this great romantic novel and will delight performers and audience alike.

- Program Note from publisher

For Robert M. Gifford and the Southwest Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, in warmest friendship.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan) Adult Band Camp (Thomas Riccobono, conductor) - 15 August 2021
  • Heisey Wind Ensemble (Newark, Ohio) (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) – 27 October 2019
  • Orcas Island (Eastsound, Wash.) Band (Jim Schaffer-Bauck, conductor) - 2 Jun 2018
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor and narrator) - 15 October 2016
  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor; Walter M. Mayes, narrator) - 26 October 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cesarini, F. (2005). Huckleberry Finn Suite: Four Scenes from Mark Twain [score]. Mitropa Music: Hagendorn, Switzerland.