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Florentiner March (arr Rossi)

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Julius Fučik

Julius Fučík (arr. Antonio Rossi)


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This work bears the designation Opus 214.


General Info

Year: 1907 / 2007
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Scomegna Edizioni Musicali
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €65.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Flute Junior (optional)
Oboe
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Junior (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Cornet (optional)
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Tenor Horn
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel (optional)
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Although most audiences remember Julius Fučik for his Entry of the Gladiators March, a recent international popularity poll indicates a preference for his Florentiner March. The length and content of this march lead the listener to suspect that, like Sousa with his Free Lance March, Fučik must have attempted to condense the most important material for an operetta into a march.

The work opens with a short bugle fanfare and proceeds directly into a strain of repeated notes which seem to picture a flighty Florentine signorina chattering to her gentleman friend from Berlin who is given only enough time to answer a (two-note) "ja-wohl!" occasionally. The work continues with another fanfare; a light and beautiful trio melody; an interlude; and a triumphant repeat with a challenging piccolo part.

In the November 1969 issue of The Instrumentalist, Uno Andersson notes that this march was originally titled La Rosa de Toscana, but that political reasons forced the composer to change his salute from the entire region of Tuscany to its capital, Florence.

- Program Note by Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Symphony Symphonic Winds (Miriam Grisso, conductor) - 16 May 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 214-5.