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Terpsichore, Op. 7

Sheet Music: Score

Terpsichore, Op. 7 : 'The whirler', or 'Muse of dance', poème de danse for full orchestra / Jonathan Little.

by Jonathan David Little (2005)

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  • Instrumentation:  Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet,  2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, celeste, harpsichord, strings.
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    Performance by Kiev Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin from the CD Terpsichore, and other works


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Another in a series of intense and ethereal or (as here) kaleidoscopically vibrant and sparkling symphonic portraits of the nine muses.

Published by: Wirripang [M720072 23 4] — 1 score (129p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Includes some virtuoso passages for section principals - being especially demanding for horns, 2 solo violins and percussion

Duration: 15 mins

Contents note:

1. -- The precocious Muse begins her wild, whirling dance -- 2. Entrancing Terpsichore dazzles all those who behold her -- 3. A most majestic and dramatic solo performer -- 4. The beguiling Muse slows and strikes a pose -- 5. Her frenzied dance resumes -- 6. The Muse displays her hypnotic, swaying gracefulness -- 7. She pauses one last time -- 8. Her recollection of past glories, and homage to the ancient circular dances -- 9. The capricious Terpsichore’s Finale!

Includes biographical notes on the composer.

Reduced study score

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M720072 23 4

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CD: Polyhymnia : string, orchestral and choral works / by Jonathan Little.

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CD: Terpsichore, and other works / Jonathan Little.


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