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Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini

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Subtitle: Five Scenes from Mark Twain

This work bears the designation Opus 27.

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mitropa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €185.00   |   Score Only (print) - €42.00


1. Tom Sawyer - he was not the model boy of the village - 1:59
2. Huckleberry Finn - dreaded by all the mothers of the town - 2:03
3. Becky Thatcher - a lovely little blue-eyed creature with yellow hair - 2:22
4. Injun Joe
5. Happy Ending - “My goodness, Huck, looky here!” It was the treasure. - 5:21


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During his childhood The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was the favourite book of the composer Franco Cesarini. With his memories of the magic of joy, fear and freedom, Cesarini seeks to bring the figures of the book to life musically in his Tom Sawyer Suite. Each of the first four movements describes a figure from the story. Tom Sawyer is depicted in the first movement, where the characteristic “cake walk” rhythm is used. The second movement depicts Huckleberry Finn. The third movement is slower, more expressively melancholic and is dedicated to Becky Thatcher. Then there is Injun Joe, who tries to catch Tom in the fourth movement, with the fifth movement leading to a happy end.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Swiss National Section of the W.A.S.B.E.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cesarini, F. (2002). Tom Sawyer Suite : Five Scenes from Mark Twain Op. 27 [score]. Mitropa Musik: Hagendorn, Swit.
  • Perusal score