Rossini, Gioacchino : Semiramide


Semiramide was composed by Gioacchino Rossini in 1822 and it received its premiere in Venice in February 1823. Based on the legend of Semiramis of Assyria, "Semiramide" was his final 'Italian' opera and is most well-known for this delightful overture. Familiar with flute (and piccolo players) for the many oft-requested excerpts, this arrangement for flute orchestra is unabridged, and everybody has a piece of the action.


  • 6 C Flutes (Flute 2 doubles on Piccolo)
  • 2 Alto Flutes
  • 2 Bass Flutes
  • Contrabass Flute