Sulla Tomba di Garibaldi
Amilcare Ponchielli (ed. Henry Howey)
Subtitle: Elegia per banda
This work bears the designation Opus 160, PP.143.14.
Year: 1882 /
Duration: c. 10:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown
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E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
Sulla Tomba di Garibaldi comes from the pen of Amilicare Ponchielli, a 19th-century Italian bel canto opera composer. One of two “Elegias per Banda” he composed in his lifetime, Ponchielli wrote the piece in 1882 for city of Cremona’s community band, who asked for music written in memorial of the death of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), an Italian general who helped unify the Kingdom of Italy. A fellow Italian composer with connections to Cremona, Alessio Olivieri, had written a march-anthem celebrating the military prowess of Garibaldi in the 1850s, and Ponchielli implemented several melodic fragments from that music into his elegy. Combining these musical quotations with his talent for lyrical, operatic melodies of the bel canto style, Ponchielli succeeds in memorializing Garibaldi’s memory, providing both moments that mourn his death and others that celebrate his life.
The solemn funeral march of the opening and the yearning melodies heard in the clarinets provide space for the Italian people to grieve, while the brilliant, decorative fanfares interspersed throughout the music celebrate Garibaldi’s achievements in rallying a national Italian spirit and pride.
- Program Note from Ithaca College Wind Ensemble concert program, 5 March 2021
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None discovered thus far.
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Works for Winds by This Composer
- Concerto per flicorno basso (ed. Howey) (1872/1995)
- Concerto for Trumpet (Ponchielli) (arr. Valenti)
- Dance of the Hours (arr. Bennett) (1876)
- Dance of the Hours (arr. Compello) (1876)
- Dance of the Hours (arr. Laurendeau) (1876/1905)
- Dance of the Hours (arr. Morino) (1876/1906)
- Dance of the Hours (tr. Kennedy; ed. Reed) (1876/)
- Dance of the Hours (arr. Stuart) (1876)
- Fantasia on La Traviata
- Galop (arr. Deahn) (1876/2011)
- Il Convegno
- Milano (arr. Saldarini)
- Sinfonia in B flat Minor (ed. Valenti) (1872/2001)
- Sulla Tomba di Garibaldi (ed. Howey) (1882/)
- Sulla Tomba di Garibaldi (ed. Brion and Townsend) (1882/197-?)
- Viva l’Esposizione di Cremona (arr. Howey) (1873?)
- Keith Brion, personal correspondence, March 2021
- " Sulla tomba di Garibaldi, Op.160 (Ponchielli, Amilcare)." IMSLP. Web. Accessed 5 March 2021