Piccola Suite Italiana

From Wind Repertory Project
Franco Cesarini

Franco Cesarini

Subtitle: Italian Folk Song Trilogy

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mitropa Music, distributed by De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €155.00   |   Score Only (print) - €27.50


1. Se Jo Vès di Maridâmi - 2:10
2. Nina – Nana - 3:40
3. La Sâgra Dai Falcìns - 3:00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With this new suite for concert band, Franco Cesarini draws on the rich repertoire of folk songs from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Between the 16th and 17th centuries this rural region developed the furlana, a brilliant dance in 6/8 time. This catchy dance soon spread throughout Europe and became more cultivated. François Couperin (1668-1733), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) all composers of the 18th century, composed furlana, and in the 20th Century Maurice Ravel used a furlana dance his Tombeau de Couperin. Franco Cesarini follows this great tradition by using the furlana as the basis for this major new concert work.

- Program Note from publisher

Incarico della Banda Musicale "Angelo Cesaretto" di Vivaro (PN), Italia / 1904-2004 "100 anni di musica"

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cesarini, F. (2005). Piccola Suite Italiana : Italian Folk Song Trilogy: Concert Band [score]. Mitropa Music: Hagendorn.
  • Perusal score (in Attachments)