These links will be amended and increased as time and new websites are available.
Dipartimento di scienze musicologiche e paleografico-filologiche
Several members of this school in Cremona are editors in this project.
Ponchielli e la musica per banda, ed. Licia Sirch
This is a collection of essays from the 2001 roundtable published by the pisan firm of ETS. English-language abstracts of the articles can be found here.
Preliminary Article on a Ponchielli Band Critical Edition
This is an online musicology journal from the musicology school of the University of Pavia that is located in Cremona. It presents an early attempt to examine critical concerns related to making a critical edition of selected music for band by Ponchielli. It is in English and also is an early attempt to present these materials digitally.
Museo Ponchielliano ( Link removed due to unsafe link.)
This is a link to the webpage of a tiny museum that is located on the site of Ponchielli's birthplace in Paderno Ponchielli. Among the interesting items here is the sabre he had to wear as capobanda in Cremona. The museum is supervised by Luigi Noci who also serves as the town librarian.
This link is to the website for the State Library in Cremona where all but a few of the source materials are housed.
Banda Musicale di Soncino (Coming Soon)
Located just north of Cremona, the town of Soncino has had an excellent band for many years. Under the direction of Luca Valenti, they have prepared two recordings of Ponchielli's band music with Gabriele Cassone and Steven Mead as soloists.