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Pines of the Appian Way (ed Leidzen)

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Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi (arr. d'Elia; ed. Erik Leidzén )

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This work is the fourth movement of Respighi's The Pines of Rome.

General Info

Year: 1924 / 1948
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

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Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Of the four sections of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, the last, the Pines of the Apian Way, is frequently performed separately. The preface to the orchestral scores gives the following description of this section:

"Misty dawn on the Apian Way. The tragic country is guarded by solitary pines. Indistinctly, incessantly, the rhythms of innumerable steps. To the poet’s fantasy appears a vision of past glories; trumpets blare and the army of the Consul advances brilliantly in the grandeur of the newly risen sun, toward the Sacred Way, mounting in triumph the Capitoline Hill."

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: V
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kent State University (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Wendy K. Matthews, conductor) – 23 February 2020
  • State University of New York Stony Brook Wind Ensemble (Bruce Engel, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (John Campbell, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 12 April 2019
  • University of Nebraska Kearney Wind Ensemble (Duane Bierman, conductor) – 29 September 2018
  • Kell High School (Marietta, Ga.) Wind Ensemble (David Roth, conductor; Alabama Winds brass section) - 20 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City) Concert Band (John Campbell, conductor) - 27 October 2017
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 18 March 2017
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Paul Bambach, conductor) – 17 November 2016
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Arau, conductor) – 17 November 2015
  • United States Army Band (Thomas H. Palmatier, conductor) – 2012

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