By Ruggero Leoncavallo / arr. David Marlatt
Eighth Note Publications
Brass - Large Cornet (Trumpet) Ensemble
Score & Parts
"Vesti la giubba" (Put on the costume) is a famous tenor aria from the opera I Pagliacci. The aria is often regarded as one of the most moving in the operatic repertoire of the time. The pain of Canio is portrayed in the aria and exemplifies the entire notion of the "tragic clown": smiling on the outside but crying on the inside. This arrangement, for solo trumpet with trumpet ensemble, was done at the request of Amy Gilreath for the Orvieto Musica Trumpet Festival, Italy with Nello Salza soloist.