Norman Dello Joio, composer
Scenes from "The Louvre" is taken from the original score of the
NBC television special that was first broadcast nationally in November 1964.
In September 1965, composer Norman Dello Joio received the Emmy award for
this score as the most outstanding music written for television in the
The five movements of this suite cover the period of the famous Paris
museum’s development during the Renaissance and are based on themes from
composers of that period.
The band work, commissioned by Baldwin-Wallace College for its symphonic
band, was premiered in 1966 with the composer conducting.
John Powell, University of South Alabama
Norman Dello Joio was no stranger to New England and Boston, serving as
Dean of the School for the Arts at Boston University from 1972-1979.
Scenes from the Louvre (originally written for orchestra to accompany
a special NBC television special focusing on the Louvre gallery), won Dello
Joio an Emmy in 1965.
The concert band version was commissioned by the Baldwin-Wallace Symphonic
band and premiered in 1966 with the composer conducting.
The suite of five movements authentically captures the Renaissance music style
and character, often showing the composers technique of variation clear formal
Dello Joio was a major contributor to original contemporary band works, with
"Scenes" and other works for band widely acknowledged as a cornerstone in the