Andrea Chenier (Excerpts from the Opera). Composed by Umberto Giordano (1867-1948). Arranged by Giuseppe Vaninetti and Andrew Glover. Concert band. Gems of the Concert Band Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR368). Advanced. Score and set of parts. Composed 2010. Duration 8 minutes, 40 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3902-00).
One of the most dramatic selections ever presented for band, "Andrea Chenier" has been a staple of mature and professional bands for over a century. This intense and exciting work includes some of the most passionate moments from the Italian opera into a breathtaking tour de force for mature bands. Prominently featuring bel-canto solos for euphonium and cornet/trumpet, the gorgeous melodies and dramatic musical climaxes will both thrill and excite performers and audiences alike. This striking new arrangement includes full score, and is carefully re-orchestrated to be more idiomatic to the wind band medium. Not for the faint-of-heart, and musically challenging, "Andrea Chenier" is ideal for experienced bands, and is not to be missed!