Sinfonia Funebre in F Minor
Alessandro Vessella (1860–1929)
Modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–)
Instrumentation: Concert Band
The autograph score for this Sinfonia is dated Rome, January 5, 1890, and commemorates the twelfth anniversary of the death of Vittorio Emanuale (1820–1878), the first king of the united Italy. Alessandro Vessella (1860–1929) was the author of La Banda, the most important history of the Italian bands ever written.