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Italian in Algiers (Overture)

By Gioachino Rossini

Concert Band
Composed by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Edited by transcr. Lucien Cailliet. Concert Band; Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Sam Fox Classic Band / Hunsberger. Form: Overture. Masterwork Arrangement; Multicultural; Romantic. Score and Part(s). 264 pages. Duration 8:15. Belwin Music #00-FXB241. Published by Belwin Music (AP.FXB241).

Item Number: AP.FXB241

English. Transcribed by Lucien Cailliet.

This overture to Rosinni's successful 1913 opera, Italian in Algiers, captures his charismatic sparkling melodies in this traditional Lucian Calliet arrangement. In addition to serving as a compelling choice for concerts year round, this setting is a demonstrated exceptional fit for programming on summer or community band concerts. (8:15).

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  • 5

    Woodstock, GA
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  • January 10, 2006 Awesome

    The Wind Syphony at my high school is playing this for Festival music. I believe the previous commenter said it was a grade four piece, which is not true. It's actually grade six, which leads many people to think it's harder than it actually is. There are a...

    few tricky runs for my part (clarinet) but other than that, it's pretty easy. I love this song!

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  • 4

    Irmo, SC
  • April 10, 2005 Very dynamic peice

    I played this peice in the 8th grade. It is very challenging to start out with. There is great dynamic contrast and articulation and rythms that are challenging. It is a grade four peice. Very exciting. Enjoyed playing it for concert festival at Airport highschool locates in Irmo, SC (Dutch...

    Fork middle school Band, 1st chair clarinet)

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