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Overture in B-flat

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Cesar Giovannini

Cesar Giovannini (arr. W. Robinson)

General Info

Year: 1966
Duration: c. 9:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Dorabet Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Overture in B-flat is a spirited composition written in a contemporary manner and in one tempo throughout. The opening sounds are those of energetic brass fanfares answered by legato woodwind passages. This is followed by a brief developmental section ending in transitional material which leads to the first thematic statement.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class B Standard Repertoire


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 109. Print.
  • Giovannini, C. (1967). Overture in B-flat [score]. Dorabet Music Co.: Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 233.