Dedication Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Vittorio Giannini

Vittorio Giannini

General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Colombo
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of Print


Full Score
Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Vittorio Giannini's compositional output for the band medium began most likely due to the influential efforts of fellow educational colleagues Richard Franko Goldman, Frederick Fennell, and William Revelli. These leaders in the field sought to advance the practice of creating original compositions of the wind band repertoire by enticing current composers of the day to write for wind bands.

Though not as widely performed as his third symphony, Giannini's Dedication Overture was one of the composer's final works for wind band. Composed just prior to his death in 1966, the piece was written for the ceremonies marking the conclusion of the inaugural year of the North Carolina School of the Arts, a school in which Giannini was extremely influential in founding and would briefly serve as president.

- Program Note by Steve Riley for the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble concert program, 17 March 2022


State Ratings

  • New York: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Westfield (N.J.) High School Wind Ensemble (Christopher Vitale, conductor) - 17 March 2022

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Giannini, V. (1965). Dedication Overture: For Symphonic Band [score]. Franco Colombo: New York.