Huntingtower (ed Binney)

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Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi (ed. Malcolm Binney)

Subtitle: Ballad for Band

General Info

Year: 1932 / 1991
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £53.50 / $131.50 | Score Only (print) - £16.50 / $37.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
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 (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone (optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III optional)
Trombone I-II-III
B-flat Baritone
String Bass (optional)
Percussion, including:

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


See Vol. 4 of the Timothy Topolewski Errata Studies for the Wind Band Conductor.

Program Notes

Huntingtower was composed at the request of the American Bandmasters' Association, and is dedication to Edwin Franko Goldman - the guru of American band music between the wars. It gives more than a passing glance at Respighi's sumptuously-scored orchestral works -- the 'Rome' triptych for instance - although the piece dates from the time of the Ancient Airs and Dances.

- Program Note from score

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

This edition has only minor editorial differences with the original. This should be considered closest to Respighi's intentions. Bracketed markings and optional instruments are editorial decisions.

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