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Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Ottorino Respighi; tr. Mahaffey)

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The title translates as "The Fantastic Toy Shop."

General Info

Year: 1919 / 2009
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


1. Can-Can - 1:19
2. Valse - 1:48
3. Galop - 1:35


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Program Notes

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) based this ballet suite on the earlier opera piano music of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). The suite of three movements opens with a spirited Can-Can, in the traditional style with an accelerando to the end, followed by a beautiful and melodic Valse spotlighting the woodwind section. The suite concludes with a rousing and dynamic Galop. Mahaffey has done a great job here in bringing the joy of the ballet stage to the modern wind band in this authentic arrangement.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

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State Ratings

  • Florida: III


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  • Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Aaron Lefkowitz, conductor) – 7 November 2017
  • San Ramon (Calif.) Symphonic Band (Larry Colón, conductor) - 19 December 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer

Giocomo Rossini

Ottorini Respighi