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Mro. Orlando Crescimanno was born in Senglea on 13 February 1861 by Ġiovanni and Michelina nee’ Bonnici. It was small among the five brothers. Since childhood he studied music under Mro. Ġiuseppe Wolgenshafer and Mro. Antonio Nani and for many years the viola playing at the Opera Theater orchestra and the Kapella Bugeja and Nani who had the best orchestras to play in churches in those days.
Mro. Orlando Crescimanno began his career as a conductor director of bands with the Soċjeta Filarmonika Banda San Filep of Ħaż-Żebbuġ in October 1902, when it directed a musical program in the square of Żebbuġ.
Crescimanno has established itself as one of the best conductors of that time. His name remains known for ability, humility and patience he had for music education. Both ran to the De Rohan Band was making another one concert programs and on programs. In one word raised the level of the De Rohan Band, and soon established the band as one of the best at that time. As a result, the band was invited musical programs at various festivals around the country. The De Rohan Band lasted under the leadership of Maestro Crescimanno by the year 1906.
In 1915 when the current Bandmaster of the De Rohan Band made some time indisposed, the director of the Soċjeta Filarmonika Banda San Filep was elected as Conductor of Każin San Ġiużepp Banda De Rohan.
During his career as a conductor Orlando Crescimanno directed four other bands other than De Rohan. Union Band Club Luqa (1904 - 1912), the Soċjeta Filarmonika Banda San Filep (1920 - 1921), the Vilhena Band Club of Floriana (1920) and Soċjeta Filarmonika Leone Band Club ( 1911 - 1923), when he spend some time to settle in Gozo.
Among the many headmaster compositions Orlando Crescimanno made to Banda De Rohan and that is very dear to Ġużeppini Żebbuġin, we find the Great hymn of St. Joseph, "Inno a San Giuseppe" to ndaqq first once the feast of St. Joseph the year 1903 accompanied by the children's choir. This was the first great band that composed a hymn to the headmaster Crescimanno.
Other compositions of Maestro are Crescimanno Anthem Band Rohan, La Stella d'Italia, Marcia Caratteristika - 10 settembre, Valzer - Ma Belle, and a number of marches and other funeral marches contained in Society archive. Among his other compositions find operetta "Marchisa Nina", sinfoniji like "Premier", "Purpose Concert" and "Gli EROI" and hymns for St. Philip, St. Andrews and Santa Maria in the sky.
The Crescimanno Orlando Headmaster died Ħamrun on 22 December 1923, at the age of 62 years.