Adagio (Music Box Variable Wind Quintet). By Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751). Arranged by Jacob De Haan. For Concert Band, Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet (Score & Parts). De Haske Ensemble. Grade 3. De Haske Publications #1064082. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44006602).
DeHaske Music Box Series for variable wind quintet (woodwinds and brass). (Grade 3)
The Albinoni Adagio is based on a manuscript that was discovered by Remo Giazotto among WWII ruins in the Dresden State Library. Only the bass line and six bars of melody remained, probably belonging to the slow movement of a trio sonata. Giazotto reconstructed the now-famous Adagio that has made Albinoni known to a wider public. Ironically enough, Albinoni himself would probably hardly recognize the piece.