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Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi

Subtitle: Ballad for Band

General Info

Year: 1932
Duration: 6:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Ricordi & Co.
Cost: Out of Print.


Full Score
Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
B-flat Baritone
Tuba I-II
String Bass I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Gong (or Tam-Tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


  • Bassoon II, m.7-8: A tie is missing in the part (correct in the score).
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, m.20: The C-flat should be a B-flat in both score and part.
  • Bass Clarinet, m.4: The E-flat should be an E-Natural in both score and part.
  • Horn IV, m 28: The C-natural should be a C-sharp in both score and part.
  • B-flat Trumpet II, m.86: The D-flat should be a D-natural in both score and part.
  • Euphonium m.20. The B-double flat should be an A-flat in both score and part.

Program Notes

Respighi's Huntingtower Ballad, written in 1932, is a short sombre work with some interesting exploitation of the lower wind instruments.

- Program Note from A New Day for Band Music by Richard F. Goldman

Written for Edwin Franko Goldman and the American Bandmasters' Association


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Patty Saunders, conductor) - 15 November 2022
  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Carmel) (Charles P. Conrad, conductor) - 23 May 2021
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • Indiana State University Wind Orchestra (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 21 November 2019
  • Mississippi Wind Symphony (Jackson) (Craig Young, conductor) - 4 June 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Wind Symphony (Christopher Hughes, conductor) – 12 December 2018
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 25 September 2018
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Hermann, conductor) - 6 March 2013 (ABA 2013 Annual Convention (Tampa, Florida))

Works for Winds by This Composer

This composer primarily wrote orchestral music. Other transcriptions of his music include: