Soirées musicales

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Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Benjamin Britten and T.C. Brown)

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Subtitle: Suite of Movements from Rossini

This work bears the designations Opus 9. and Q. M. B. edition no. 141.

General Info

Year: 1830-1835 / 1946
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


1. March
2. Canzonetta
3. Tirolese
4. Bolero
5. Tarantella


Full Score
Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


  • Drums, mvt. I, 22 m. after reh. 1: Delete "S.D."

Program Notes

[Benjamin Britten] was only 22 when he created a suite based on Rossini melodies for the film The Tocher. Soirées musicales is based in turn on that suite: five brisk, bright movements for orchestra. The suite is dedicated to the film director Alberto Cavalcanti, director of The Tocher.

- Program Note by Michael Clive


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State Ratings

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  • Racine (Wisc.) Concert Band (Mark Eichner, conductor) - 4 August 2019

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