Introduction, Theme and Variations

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Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Marco Tamanini)

Subtitle: For Clarinet and Orchestra

General Info

Year: 1819 / 2016
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Clarinet and orchestra
Publisher: Baton Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €142.00   |   Score Only (print) - €26.00


Full Score
Solo Clarinet
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Gioacchino Rossini is primarily known for his operas, but he also composed for other forces like this Introduction, Theme, and Variations for clarinet and orchestra. It is generally believed that Rossini composed this work as a student project at the Bologna Conservatory of Music when he was very young. It's based on two of Rossini's most moving dramatic arias and remains one of the most popular virtuosic works for clarinet to this day. Italian arranger Marco Tamanini transcribed this work for solo clarinet with accompaniment of a symphonic band.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Charles Neidich, conductor and clarinet) – 14 ay 2019
  • Houghton (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Timothy McGarvey, conductor; Armenio Suzano, clarinet) – 17 February 2018

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