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Funiculi Funicula

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Luigi Denza

Luigi Denza (arr. Alfred Reed)


General Info

Year: 1880 / 1994
Duration: c. 2:14
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat 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
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It's a very familiar and popular Neapolitan song of the 1880s arranged as a tarantella and set for the full resources of the modern concert band. It has the feel of a classic European concert march with tremendous appeal and a variety of performance uses.

- Program Note by publisher


The words to Funiculi Funicula were written by journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Luigi Denza in 1880, for the opening of the first funicular railway on Mt. Vesuvius. Although the song was composed in only a few hours, it has remained popular for over a century. Richard Strauss later included the tune in the fourth movement of his orchestral tone poem, Aus Italien, believing it to be a popular Neapolitan folk tune.

- Program Note by Edward C. Harris for the San Jose Wind Symphony concert program, 17 May 2015


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


Performances

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  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Kokomo (Ind.) Park Band (Stephen Pratt, conductor) - 20 June 2018
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) - 12 May 2018
  • San Jose (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 17 May 2015
  • Illinois Association of Christian Schools Master Band (Dan Turner, conductor)] - 14 November 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


References