Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of Print
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
- Snare Drum
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
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
- New York: VI
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- Westfield (N.J.) High School Wind Ensemble (Christopher Vitale, conductor) - 17 March 2022
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Dedication Overture (1965)
- Fantasia for Band (1963)
- Praeludium and Allegro (1959)
- Symphony No. 3 (1958/1961)
- Variations and Fugue (1967)
- Giannini, V. (1965). Dedication Overture: For Symphonic Band [score]. Franco Colombo: New York.