Canzona No. 1

From Wind Repertory Project
Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Bob Margolis)

Subtitle: For Young Band. (Canzona Primi Toni a8, 1597)

General Info

Year: 1597 / 1985
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $135.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.50


Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet Solo-I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Giovanni Gabrieli’s music has been regarded as some of the most representative and influential music of the Renaissance, with much of it still performed regularly. Gabrieli, who served as organist at the Basilica San Marco in Venice, Italy, from 1584 until his death in 1612, wrote for voices, instrumental ensembles, and organ. The Basilica, itself an architectural wonder, contains a main floor flanked by a balcony high above on either side. Gabrieli would often take advantage of this space by placing instrumental choirs in both balconies, performing his music antiphonally.

Canzon per sonar primi toni a 8, Ch.170 is one of the 45 motets found in Gabriel's 1597 Sacrae Symphoniae.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: I
  • Florida: I
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: I
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • New York: Concert Band I
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: I


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