Turandot for Fanfare – Giacomo Puccini

InstrumentationFanfare Band
Duration12 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
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When Puccini’s opera ‘Turandot’ was heard for the first time in April 1926, its composer had been dead for almost a year and a half. Turandot is considered as his best work: Puccini’s mastery of orchestral sound reaches its pinnacle: this is a ripe, opulent, fin de siècle, score, in which deep washes of colour are applied to a profusion of melodic ideas. 

In this arrangement I did use the orchestral material from the opera to make a suite for Fanfare Band.