Sebastiano Vitaliti

Sinfonia, “La Corona d’Italia”

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This original symphony for band was dedicated to Umberto I, King of Italy, who reigned from 1878 to 1900. Vitaliti was the “Maestro di musica” in the town of Giarre, Catania, in Italy.

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Sin­fo­nia per ban­da “La Coro­na d’Italia”
Sebas­tiano Vital­i­ti
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: c. 1878
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 10:30
Lev­el: 5

Recording

This live per­for­mance was giv­en Decem­ber 1, 1989 by the Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty Wind Ensem­ble, David Whitwell, Con­duc­tor.

Notes

This orig­i­nal sym­pho­ny for band was ded­i­cat­ed to Umber­to I, King of Italy, who reigned from 1878 to 1900. Vital­i­ti was the “Mae­stro di musi­ca” in the town of Gia­rre, Cata­nia, in Italy. There he was an active music teacher and com­posed two oper­at­tas which were per­formed in Cata­nia (1887) and Naples (1888).

This mod­ern edi­tion is by David Whitwell. The orig­i­nal man­u­script was not scored for sax­o­phones, but they are added incon­spic­u­ous­ly here in order that those stu­dents can expe­ri­ence this unusu­al­ly fine exam­ple of the Ital­ian band reper­toire. We have also sub­sti­tut­ed the oboe for the orig­i­nal Eb flute.