Giuseppe Filippa

Marcia Funebre

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Marcia funebre per il trasporto delle ceneri dell’immortale Maestro Gioachino Rossini da Parigi nel Tempio di S. Croce in Firenze. Funeral march for the return of the remains of Rossini from Paris to Florence by Giuseppe Filippa, modern edition by David Whitwell.

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Mar­cia fune­bre per il trasporto delle ceneri dell’immortale Mae­stro Gioachi­no Rossi­ni da Pari­gi nel Tem­pio di S. Croce in Firen­ze.
Funer­al march for the return of the remains of Rossi­ni from Paris to Flo­rence

Giuseppe Fil­ip­pa (1836–1905)
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: 1887
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 7:20
Lev­el: 4


This live per­for­mance was giv­en March 8, 1991 by the Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty Wind Ensem­ble, David Whitwell, Con­duc­tor.

Notes on Giuseppe Filippa, Marcia funebre

This orig­i­nal band com­po­si­tion was com­posed for the return of the remains of Rossi­ni to Flo­rence. He died in 1868 as was buried in the Père Lachaise ceme­tery in Paris. In 1887 his remains were trans­port­ed to the Basil­i­ca di San­ta Corce in Flo­rence, Italy, in a cer­e­mo­ny which attract­ed 6,000 peo­ple.

Giuseppe Fil­ip­pa was born in Sav­igliano, Italy in 1836 and died in 1905 in Pesaro. Dur­ing his life he was known pri­mar­i­ly as a per­former and teacher of the trum­pet and he pub­lished sev­er­al vol­umes of pro­gres­sive stud­ies for cor­net­to or flicorno in B-flat dur­ing the 1880s [Milano: F. Luc­ca]. His son, Gia­co­mo Fil­ip­pa, became a well-known vio­lin­ist.

As a com­pos­er we know of only a few songs and music for the church, a brass quin­tet and the curi­ous Walz­er alla memo­ria di Dante Alighieri. His only com­po­si­tion which remains in the reper­toire today is the Mar­cia fune­bre, which is still per­formed by civic bands in Italy.