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Napoli (arr. Hunsberger)

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Herman Bellstedt

Herman Bellstedt (arr. Donald Hunsberger)

Subtitle: For Wynton Marsalis. Variations on a Neapolitan Song for Cornet and Wind Band

General Info

Year: 1934 / 1990 / 2011
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (solo), III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00; (digital) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
Solo Cornet/Trumpet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Napoli is perhaps the most famous solo by Sousa arranger and cornet virtuoso Hermann Bellstedt. Conceived as a theme and variations on a wildly popular 19th century song, this edition by Donald Hunsberger is dedicated to trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis.

- Program Note from Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 10 October 2018


State Ratings

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