Piccoli Eroi

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Giuseppe Manente

Giuseppe Manente (arr. Salvatore Farina)

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General Info

Year: 1926 / 2014
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Accademia2008
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €100.00; (digital) - €50.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Giuseppe Manente was an important musician and conductor during the early 20th century in Italy, and was the first conductor chosen for the Guardia di Finanza military band in 1924. This was one of the first professional military bands in Italy, and he wrote more than 800 pieces for this orchestra, including a large amount of transcriptions.

Piccoli Eroi (little heroes) was written in 1926, and is a bi-thematic short symphony for band, with all the taste of early 20th century Italian music, with simple but beautiful lyrical melodies. The piece was dedicated to the unofficial soldiers of Italy, fighting around Europe,thus without appearing as heroes.

- Program Note from Orchestra Fiati Valle Camonica concert program, 20 July 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Manente, G. [1924?]. Piccoli Eroi : Ouverture in la min. : op. 167 [score]. Vizzari: Milano.
  • Perusal score