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Festa!

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Elliot Del Borgo

Elliot Del Borgo


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General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Festa! is an energetic and driving work that utilizes the power and color of the symphonic band in a contrasting three-part overture format. The dramatic opening dissolves to a slow, rhythmic pulse in the clarinets, under the melodic theme in the flutes. The low winds return with the theme and gradually add voices in very soft tones until an explosive return to the opening completes the work. Extensive use of the percussion provides excitement and enhances the strong melodic material.

- Program Note from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band concert program, 3 October 2016


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Georgia: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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  • Modesto (Calif.) Junior College Symphonic Band (Erik Maki, conductor) – 22 April 2019
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Concert Band (Dustin Jones, conductor) – 30 April 2017
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (William L. Lake, Jr., conductor) – 3 October 2016
  • University of Tennessee Concert Band (Michael Stewart, conductor) – 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Borgo, E. (1985). Festa! [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.