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Elliot Del Borgo

Elliot Del Borgo

(1938 - 2013)

Born in Port Chester, New York, Elliot Del Borgo completed a B.S. degree from the State University of New York, an Ed.M. degree from Temple University, and an M.M. degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, where he studied theory and composition with Vincent Persichetti and trumpet with Gilbert Johnson. In 1973, he was granted the doctoral equivalency by SUNY, and was later elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1993.

Mr. Del Borgo taught instrumental music in the Philadelphia public schools and was Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, where he held teaching and administrative positions from 1966 to 1995. An award-winning member of ASCAP, he was a frequent consultant, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator in the United States and abroad.

In addition to his music for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, he published nearly 500 compositions for a variety of media. His music reflects the aesthetics of twentieth-century musical ideals through its eclectic nature and vigorous harmonic and rhythmic styles.

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TitleEnsembleSeriesGradeItem
Ode to Joy Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1011
Phantom Ship Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1015
Coventry Carol Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1044
Finale (from Dvorák's Symphony No. 8)Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1046
Ritual Dances Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1054
Joyant Overture Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1112
Lest We Forget Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1121
Yuletide Celebration Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1133
Call to Glory Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1136
Miss Liberty's Promise (The New Colossus)Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1171
New England Suite Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1172
Calypso à la Rondo Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1186
Sea Trilogy Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1187
Dies Irae Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1224
Good King's Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1231
March Momentous String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6003
Touch of Ireland, A String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6004
Legend String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6005
La petite danseuse String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6006
Angels We Have Heard on High String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6026
Danse Infernale String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6030
Yes! I Can Can String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6031
Concertino in G String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6044
Canadian Legend String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6054
Knick-Knack Variations String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6055
Good King Wenceslas String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6066
Christmas Symphony, A String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6092
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6141