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Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi

Subtitled Ballad for Band


General Info

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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Condensed Score
Piccolo
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
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
B-flat Baritone
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass I-II
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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


Errata

  • Bb 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.
  • Bassoon II, m. 7-8: A tie is missing in the part (correct in the score).
  • Horn IV, m. 28: The C-natural should be a C-sharp in both score and part.
  • Bb 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

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Performances

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  • 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
  • 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


Works for Winds by this Composer

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


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