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Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius (ed. Corporon)

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General Info

Year: 1899 / 2010
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maestro & Fox
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dedicated to the University of North Texas College of Music, James Scott, Dean, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

- Program Note from score

Preludio was written following many chamber wind pieces composed by composers such as Dvorak, Strauss and Beethoven. These chamber compositions were a guiding force in the development of wind band literature at the turn of the 20th century.

Preludio was composed in 1899 for symphonic wind ensemble and percussion. This new edition, prepared by Eugene Migliaro Corporon, is believed to be the only extant publication that was engraved from the autographed score of Sibelius. Preludio was composed as part of a larger work call, Press Celebration's Music, Op. 25. Composed as tableau music for events honoring the Finish Press, the piece was comprised originally of a prelude and six tableaux, first performed by the Orchestra of the Helsinki Philharmonic Society under Jean Sibelius at the Swedish Theater in Helsinki in November of 1899.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Genevro, Bradley J. "Preludio." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 391-395. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Perusal score
  • Sibelius, J.; Corporon, E (2010). Preludio (1899) [score]. Maestro & Fax: Shreveport, La.