Bagatelles : symphonic wind orchestra
by David Stanhope (2015)
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This work was written to demonstrate the versatility of the Concert Band, with a comparison available from the version for symphony orchestra. Both versions are equal in terms of viability as a composition for large instrumental forces. The nine movements are written largely in different styles and moods, with some humour, expressiveness and virtousity, especially in the last bagatelle "Whirlwind".
Instrumentation: Full Concert Band or Wind Orchestra: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, clarinets in B flat, contralto clarinet in E flat, bass clarinets in B flat, contra bass clarinet in B flat, bassoons, alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpets in B flat, horns in F, trombones, euphoniums, tubas, timpani, percussion.
Duration: 30 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuoso work with many solos
Contents note: 1st part: 1. Prelude -- 2. Little Fanfare -- 3. Serial Beethoven -- 4. Ludvig Wagner -- 5. Raising the Standard; 2nd part: 6. Prelude -- 7. Tchaikovsky -- 8. Introduction & Soliloquy -- 9. Whirlwind.
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