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Poema Alpestre

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Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini


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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

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


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon (optional)
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Mallet Percussion I-II
Percussion I-II

(Percussion detail needed)


Errata

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


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • 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.