Sonatina for Band (Giovannini)

From Wind Repertory Project
Cesar Giovannini

Cesar Giovannini (scored Wayne Robinson)

General Info

Year: 1969
Duration: c. 9:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (7 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum (2)
  • Snare Drum, Piccolo
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sonatina for Band is a concert work in three movements of symphonic proportions. The thematic materials are subjected to all of the composer's compositional skills emerging in a multifaceted symphonic structure. Both the composer and scorer have utilized the vocabulary of contemporary music to create a vehicle teeming with kaleidoscopic moods and dramatic tensions – the vigor, humor, lyricism, and, above all, the humanity, make for a significant listening experience.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Giovannini, C.; Robinson, W. (1969). Sonatina for Band [score]. Sam Fox: New York.
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band and Wind Ensemble: Volume 1. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Pubns., 2004. Electronic, unpaged.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 233.