from Cavallerina Rusticana
Composed by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
For Interchangeable 5-Part Woodwind Ensemble
Arranged by David Marlatt
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
PART 1: Flute, Oboe, or Clarinet
PART 2: Flute, Oboe, or Clarinet
PART 3: Clarinet or Alto Saxophone
PART 4: Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone
PART 5: Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, or Baritone Saxophone
Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) was discovered as a composer with his one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana. Before writing this work he was a pianoforte teacher as well as manager of the municipal school of music. Cavalleria Rusticana was an instant success. It won first prize in a competition sponsered by a publisher who produced performances in a theatre in Rome. The popularity spread immediately and performances were demanded in Germany, England and France.
The Intermezzo, as the title suggests, is a short orchestra-only piece in the middle of this one-act opera.