Francesco Baccherini [early 19th century], Armonia, for Solo Flute, 2 solo clarinets, tutti clarinets, 2 bassoons, trombone. This score is three movements long and found in the Biblioteca Musicale Greggiati in Oestiglia, Italy.
This Armonia (concert work) of medium difficulty was composed in 1862 for the “School of Wind Instruments of the Royal Institution of Music in Florence.” This Royal Musical Institute was opened for public instruction in 1862 and we may assume this Armonia was composed for this occasion.
Marcia funebre per il trasporto delle ceneri dell’immortale Maestro Gioachino Rossini da Parigi nel Tempio di S. Croce in Firenze. Funeral march for the return of the remains of Rossini from Paris to Florence by Giuseppe Filippa, modern edition by David Whitwell.
Piccola Sinfonia by Vincenzo Gallo (1861–1941), modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell (1937–). The composer of this lovely and elegant Sinfonia was Vincenzo Gallo who founded the civic band in Barletto, Italy, in 1882.
Giuseppe Manente was an Italian composer, conductor and trumpeter and was the director of the Civic Band of Sorrento. The Latina, Marcia sinfonica, op. 380, is a fine march in the Italian tradition. PDF Download – Instant delivery
The title, “Gran Concertone,” the composer no doubt chose to reflect the fact that this original composition is a remarkable display piece for the wind band. The level of difficulty in the solo parts is astonishing even by today’s standards.