TOCCATA from L'ORFEO (1607 opera) brass ensemble with optional percussion - score, parts - medium
Brass Choir or Ensemble
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Arranged by Brian Harris. Renaissance, Repertoire. Score, Set of Parts. 9 pages. Published by Bandroom.com Publications (S0.251889).
Item Number: S0.251889
This is a literal transcription of the rousing fanfare that opens the famous 1607 Italian opera.
L'Orfeo is one of the earliest extant manuscripts to specify an exact instrumentation. This wonderful fanfare was originally written for 5 valve-less trumpets to signal the start of the opera. The flexible instrumentation of this transcription for Brass Ensemble is playable with optional percussion. A great historic work for teaching and enjoying Renaissance music.
The score gives historic notes regarding the composer, a synopsis of the opera, and performance suggestions.
SAMPLE: You can view a non-printable PDF of the score and parts at www.bandroom.com .
Note: this work is also available arranged for full concert band - great concert opener!
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COMPOSER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30 years at public school and college levels. Many of his works are available from www.bandroom.com and through Sheet Music Plus digital downloads.
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