Il Burlone

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

Subtitle: The Jester

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $17.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto 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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Il Burlone is the second of three works dedicated to outstanding clinicians I had the privilege to work with while in high school (1977-1979). Three times Christopher Izzo was my honor band conductor, and three times I was left with the feeling that I had been a part of something not just special, but monumental.

Incredibly witty and articulate, he made us all feel good about the music and ourselves. Mr. Izzo was quick with praise and his lightly applied criticism was always accented with a joke or funny story. It was absolutely wonderful.

I cannot recall the pieces we performed -- just him. As a result, this piece does not reflect on any of those works but, instead, is centered solely on Chris -- his personality, his energy, his passion, his musicianship and, of course, his timeless delivery of combined knowledge and humor.

In life, so many of us find that after all is said and done, we prefer the one who makes us laugh! “Chris, this one is for you!”

- Program Note by composer

For Christopher Izzo and his magical mixture of learning and laughter.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High A


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  • Giroux, J. (2000). Il Burlone = The Jester: For Concert Band [score]. Musica Propriate: San Antonio, Tx.
  • Julie Giroux website Accessed 10 July 2021