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  • £132.00

    Old Russian Romances (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Cesarini, Franco

    Foreign culture - art, literature and above all music - have long fascinated Franco Cesarini and often serve as a source of inspiration for his compositions. For Old Russian Romances, Cesarini immersed himself in the study of Russian folksongs and eventually selected a number of joyful and also melancholy melodies which he worked into his composition with typical craft and imagination but also with respect for the original tunes.Duration: 13:00

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  • £123.00

    Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Liszt, Franz - Cesarini, Franco

    Franz Liszt's 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies are characterised by melancholy, great expressiveness and wonderful gypsy rhythms. No.2 is the best known of all, mainly thanks to the use of various passages for cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and Bugs Bunny. The whirling, billowing music is accessible to a broad audience. This excellent arrangement for wind band by Franco Cesarini will doubtless enrich any concert.Duration: 12:30

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  • £115.00

    La Gazza Ladra (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Rossini, Gioachino - Cesarini, Franco

    In the monumental overture to the opera La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) Gioachino Rossini employs themes from the opera itself in order to prepare the audience for the material to come. The overture contains themes that stay long in the memory of the listener, as well as spectacular use of the famous Rossini crescendo. This wonderful arrangement for concert band from Franco Cesarini retains all of La Gazza Ladra's original charm, and is ideal as a concert opener.Duration: 10:00

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  • £61.00

    Jubilee Fanfare (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    Franco Cesarini composed this beautiful fanfare for the 150th anniversary of the Swiss Railroad. In this piece Franco Cesarini reveals the brilliance of the brass, the softness of the woodwind and the dexterity of the percussion section. The rich dynamics of this festive piece will brighten up any occasion. 03:41

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  • £117.00

    Piccola Suite Italiana (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    With this new suite for concert band Franco Cesarini draws on the rich repertoire of folk songs from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Between the 16th and 17th Century this rural region developed the 'furlana', a brilliant dance in 6/8 time. This catchy dance soon spread throughout Europe and became more cultivated. Franois Couperin (1668-1733), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) all composer of the 18th century composed 'furlane' and in the 20th Century Maurice Ravel used a 'furlana' dance his Tombeau de Couperin. Franco Cesarini follows this great tradition by using the 'furlana' as the basis for this major new concert work. 08:49

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  • £57.00

    Lugano (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    Lugano is an exciting concert march that Franco Cesarini composed for the Civica Filarmonica di Lugano, which Cesarini has been conducting since 1998. The idyllic location of the Ticinese city and the happy disposition of its citizens provided Cesarini with more than enough inspiration, and this is reflected in Lugano's uplifting themes. 0:02:53

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  • £245.00

    Poema Alpestre (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    For Franco Cesarini, who was born in a country where the majestic Alps dominates all horizons, mountains are a natural part of life. This majesty is reflected by the words of Alan Hovhaness: "Mountains are symbolic meeting places of the material and spiritual world." In seven successive parts, Cesarini has alternated moments of reality and matter with moments of intangible spiritualism. 21:00

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  • £245.00

    Bulgarian Dances (part II) (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    Bulgarian folk music has a long tradition and numerous typical characteristics, such as particular dissonances and complex, irregular rhythms. In Bulgarian Dances (Part II) (which can be performed together with the previously published title Bulgarian Dances) Franco Cesarini has preserved the original spirit of Bulgarian folk music, yet has imbued it with a symphonic character and brought it into the concert hall. The three different movements give us a meditative, moving folksong and a lively dance, before a distinctly symphonic part leads to a glittering finale. 18:15

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  • £100.00

    Caucasian Sketches (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    With Caucasian Sketches Franco Cesarini completes the series of piecesbased on dances in the Caucasian style which started with his CossackFolk Dances. The charming, melancholy dances and songs bring afeeling of what life was like for the Caucasian people in times gone by.Take your audience on an extraordinary musical trip into the East! 09:00

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  • £100.00

    Convergents (Concert Band - Score and Parts)

    With Convergents Franco Cesarini has succeeded in composing a piece suitable for both concerts or contests which whilst not being too difficult still has the feel of a major work. This extremely rhythmical piece is built upon three themes which, after being introduced in turn, finally converge into the triumphal finale of the work. This scintillating workwill be a definite enrichment to the repertoire of your concert band. 05:45