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Jubilance (Giovannini)

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Cesar Giovannini

Cesar Giovannini (scored Wayne Robinson)

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General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


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Program Notes

People of all times and places have experienced both joy and despair; for all of us there have been times of exultation and of depression. Jubilance is Caesar Giovannini's musical portrayal of our happier moments, in uniquely contemporary terms. The music has an insistent drive, a restless energy that speaks especially of the hectic life of the modern world. This impression of unceasing energy is achieved through a lack (though subtle) of a clear structure and by a parade of ideas and themes which hurry by without being logically fulfilled. The one exception to the general restlessness is the broad, singing melody in the middle of the piece, first in the flutes and clarinets and then in the horns and saxophones. The various percussion instruments are also very prominent, serving to give a kinetic, rhythmic thrust that propels the listener through the piece. Jubilance does affirm the optimistic life view. Even in our own day, with all its restlessness and dead ends, man finds reason to rejoice. To rejoice, to jubilate, to energize, each in his own way and for his own reasons.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Georgia: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: II
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III and V
  • Virginia: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Giovannini, C.; Robinson, W. (1971). Jubilance: An Overture [score]. Sam Fox: Valley Forge, Penn.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 233.