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Highlights from Act 1, ''Tosca"

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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (arr. Yo Goto)


General Info

Year: 1900/2014
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music

Cost: Score and Parts - $160.00   |   Score Only - $14.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I/ Flugelhorn
Bb Trumpet 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
  • Snare Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales (optional)
  • Crush Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone

Piano
Celeste


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The setting is Rome in 1800 where a painter, Cavaradossi, is at work on a portrait of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman who he has admired from afar, but Cavaradossi’s girl is the famous dark-haired singer, Tosca. After finding out about the portrait, Tosca arrives in a rage of jealously, but Cavaradossi reassures her, and they join in a passionate duet, played by bassoon and oboe after the introduction. The chief of police, Baron Scarpia, arrives on the scene in search of an escaped prisoner and falls in love with Tosca. So he plays upon her jealousy of Cavaradossi’s portrait in hopes of winning her over. She refuses and leaves to seek her lover, Cavaradossi. Scarpia has her followed and vows to bring Cavaradossi to the gallows and Tosca into his arms. The liturgical Te Deum, or solemn processional, is heard near the end as Scarpia’s monodrama comes to a dramatic conclusion.

The arranger, Yo Goto, is recognized as one of the leading composers and educators in the field of wind and percussion music. This arrangement was commissioned by the Kanazawa High School Band for the All-Japan Band Competition.

- Program Note by the Buchholz High School Wind Symphony


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