Poema Alpestre

From Wind Repertory Project
Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 21:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $254.00   |   Score Only - $29.00

Movements (played without pause)

1. Nebbia - 1:40
2. Della malinconia - 1:24
3. Luce impovvisa - 1:38
4. Operationes Spirituales - 4:08
5. Alpeggio - 2:41
6. Tormenta - 4:21
7. Dello Stato Divino - 5:17


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
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
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Handenglocken (Cow Bells)
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Wind Machine
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For Franco Cesarini, born in a country where the soaring Alps dominate all horizons, mountains are a natural part of life. The composer describes his work thusly:

This twenty-minute creation transports listeners and performers to a land of alpine beauty and terrific natural forces. The fog and mist give way to grandeur and vistas beyond compare that contain grazing cattle, birds, and other wildlife, and the fury of high-altitude blizzards. The snowstorm subsides into a divine state where the ‘mountain-top experience’ is revealed as the spirit soars to new heights.

- Program Note by the Kagoshima Joho High School Wind Orchestra concert program, 19 December 2013


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cesarini, F. (1999). Poema Alpestre [score]. Mitropa: Hagendorn, Swit.
  • Mailman, Matthew. "Poema Alpestre." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 668-673. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.