La Cenerentola

From Wind Repertory Project
Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Larry Daehn)

Subtitle: Selections

General Info

Year: 1817 / 2007
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $86.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A jaunty hunting horn fanfare launches this piece into a whirlwind of Italian fun. Based on delightful melodies from Rossini's story of Cinderella, this work will provide rhythmic verve and rapid-fire motion to any performance.

- Program Note from publisher

Rossini wrote La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in a little over three weeks in January of 1817. The premiere was noisily received by the Roman audience.

La Cenerentola quickly proved to be enormously popular in Italy and abroad in Barcelona, London, Vienna, and New York, and in 1844 it became the first opera to be performed in Australia.

This setting for band is highly representative of the Rossini style, filled with rhythmic verve, rapid-fire motion and the fame Rossini crescendo.

- Program Note from score

La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. Rossini's opera was first performed in Rome's Teatro Valle on 25 January 1817.

Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. La Cenerentola, which he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles.

In this variation of the fairy tale, set in the early 19th century in Salerno, Italy, the wicked stepmother is replaced by a stepfather, Don Magnifico. The Fairy Godmother is replaced by Alidoro, a philosopher and tutor to the Prince. Cinderella is identified not by a glass slipper but by her bracelet. The supernatural elements that traditionally characterize the Cinderella story were removed from the libretto, simply for ease of staging.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


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