Overture to "The Italian Girl in Algiers" (tr Moses-Tobani)

From Wind Repertory Project
Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (trans. Moses-Tobani; arr. Louis-Philippe Laurendeau (as H. Kent))


This work is often referred to by its Italian title, L'italiana in Algeri.


General Info

Year: 1813 / 1898 / 1947
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Dey of Algiers is bent on capturing the heart of Isabella, the beautiful Italian girl found on an abandoned vessel by the Dey's captain of Corsairs. The Dey has a difficult problem ridding himself of his wife, Elvira, but he believes he has solved it by his plan to marry her off to Lindoro, Isabella's fiancé. Elira, proving herself the wilier, manages to arrange the escape of Isabella and Lindoro from the Dey's domains and at the same time retain the affection of her unsuspecting spouse.

- Program Note from publisher


The Italian Girl in Algiers, an opera buffa, was the second of Rossini's works to achieve great success. It was produced in Venice in 1813. Like most of Rossini's operas it is no longer in the repertoire, but the sparkling melodies of the overture have made it a favorite on band and orchestra programs.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold P. Jimmerson, conductor) - 23 July 2023
  • Peninsula Concert Band (Williamsburg, Va.) (Ronnie Tong, conductor) - 22 March 2023
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (G. Mancho Gonzalez, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Judd, conductor) - 25 January 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • L'italiana in Algeri. Wikipedia. Accessed 29 September 2020
  • Rossini, G.; Moses Tobani, T.; Kent, H. [1947]. The Italian in Algiers: Overture [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 520.