Gioacchino Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture (Concert Band Transcription)
Barber of Seville Overture was composed by Gioacchino Rossini 1792â€”1868 and edited / arranged by Marc Oliver in 2012 for Ayotte Custom Music. It is in the key of Eb Major and has a running time of 650. It is voiced for Concert Band
The Revival March may not sound familiar to you but dont be alone. John Philip Sousa wrote it in 1876 probably at the tender age of 21 (he was born on Monday 6 November 1854 in Washington D. C.). Even at this point in his life about 4 years prior to his being appointed the 17th Director of the United States Marine Band Sousas writing style was already established. He also had traces of savvy for what the audiences wanted to hear for he used the hymn In the Sweet By and By as the melody for the trio (he did a similar trick later in his life when he used Onward Christian Soldiers written by his good friend Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame as the melody of the trio for his march Power and Glory).