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Sinfonia für Bläser

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Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti (arr. Pauler)


This work may also appear under the title Sinfonia for Winds


General Info

Year: 1817 / 1970
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tetra/Continuo Music Corp
Cost: Score and Parts - $30.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Donizetti's catalog includes more than a dozen works under the general term sinfonia, an Italian word used at the time to describe an instrumental selection such as an opera overture or scene-setting music. Donizetti completed the Sinfonia für Bläser -- a single-movement work in sonata form for flute and pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons -- in April 1817, near the conclusion of his studies at the Liceo Filarmonico Comunale in Bologna.

- Program Note by Travis J. Cross for the UCLA Wind Ensemble concert program, 10 March 2015


The single-movement Sinfonia for Winds was written when Donizetti was 19-20 years old and a student of counterpoint in Bologna. Although an early work, the Sinfonia for Winds exhibits the light, humorous style that became his trademark.

- Program Note from Baylor University Wind Ensemble concert program, 29 March 2021


When looking at the collection of Donizetti’s pieces, more than a dozen works are titled under the general term "sinfonia." This is an Italian word used at the time to describe an instrumental selection such as an overture to an opera or for music setting a scene. At the young age of 19-20, Donizetti completed the Sinfonia für Bläser in April of 1817 near the conclusion of his studies at the Lico Filarmonico Comunale in Bologna. This work is composed in sonata form for flute, pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons, displays the light, entertaining style that is paired with Donizetti’s works.

- Program Note by Trevor Butts for the Louisiana State University Symphonic Winds concert program, 14 October 2021


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Winds (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Winds (Lion Brown, conductor) - 23 September 2021
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Ceon Rumps, conductor) - 29 March 2021
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matthew Morse, conductor) - 16 December 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Brent Echols, conductor) - 5 October 2020
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) – 12 March 2019
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Wind Symphony (James Spinazzola, conductor) – 29 September 2018
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 18 October 2016
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Wind Ensemble (Ian Richard, conductor) - 10 March 2015
  • Garfield High School Concert Orchestra Wind Section - March 2014


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