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Dance : chamber ensemble

by Miloslav Penicka (1973)

Also known as: Bee flies backwards



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Dance / [Miloslav] Penicka.

Library shelf no. 784.44/PEN 2 [Available for loan]


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Work Overview

All I wanted to achieve was write something playable, hopefully enjoyable for the players and removed from the standard repertoire. For a while i was not sure if enjoyable was really applicable, till the kids timidly suggested the new name - wonderfully improbable, yet imaginative. How they came to it is a mystery, probably a bee flying backwards would bump into a lot of things.

Work Details

Year: 1973

Instrumentation: Recorders (descant & treble), flutes, piano, glockenspiel, timpani, violins, violas, cellos.Min. 2 recorders, flutes, 2 violins and piano.Max. 2 recorders, 2 flutes, piano, glock, timp, violins I-II-III, cellos. Woodwinds and strings in multiples. Any additional instruments can be added at music master's discretion.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Easy — Tricky metre, assertive pianist invaluable.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Abbotsleigh Junior School Orchestra

First performance: by Abbotsleigh Junior School Orchestra, Miloslav Penicka — 1973. Abbotsleigh School, Sydney

Performances of this work

1973: Abbotsleigh School, Sydney. Featuring Abbotsleigh Junior School Orchestra, Miloslav Penicka.

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