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Tancredi Overture (tr Falcone)

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Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (trans. Falcone)


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General Info

Year: 1813 / 1975
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Tancredi is a melodramma eroico (opera seria or 'heroic' opera) in two acts by composer Gioachino Rossini and librettist Gaetano Rossi. The opera made its first appearance at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 6 February 1813, and because Il signor Bruschino premiered in late January, the composer must have completed Tancredi in less than a month. The overture, borrowed from La pietra del paragone, is a popular example of Rossini's characteristic style and is regularly performed in concert and recorded.

Although the original version had a happy ending (as required by the opera seria tradition), soon after the Venice premiere, Rossini had the poet Luigi Lechi rework the libretto to emulate the original tragic ending by Voltaire. In this new ending, presented at the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara on 21 March 1813, Tancredi wins the battle but is mortally wounded, and only then does he learn that Amenaide never betrayed him. Argirio marries the lovers in time for Tancredi to die in his wife's arms.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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References

  • Rossini, G.; Falcone, L. (1975). Tancredi Overture [score]. Neil A Kjos Co.: Park Ridge Ill.
  • Tancredi, Wikipedia