Suite Bacchanal : for symphonic wind band
by Mark Grandison (2003)
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Performance by Orchestre D'Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, Norbert Nozy from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists
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Bacchanals were the legendary rites of riotous and drunken revelry attributed to the Greco-Roman god of wine, Bacchus. His spirit is invoked in this suite for symphonic wind band through its sense of abandon and unremitting dance-like energy. Traditional Baroque and Classical suite movements have been adopted as templates upon which my less traditional musical ideas could be developed. This dance suite is a hybrid of old and new elements.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, clarinet in E flat, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones in E flat, tenor saxophone in B flat, baritone saxophone in E flat, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C (parts also available in B flat), 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, euphonium (part available in treble clef), tuba, double bass, timpani, percussion (3 players).
Duration: 21 min.
Contents note: Intrada - March -- Scherzo macabre -- Taranatella sinistro -- Pavane triste -- Ecstatic jig.
First performance: by Coups d'Events Symphonic Wind Orchestra — Sep 06. Performed in various northern French cities & Lille
Previously titled 'Symphonic dances'.
Final six of 2006 Coups de Vents International Composition Competition for Symphonic Wind Orchestras.
- In the form/style of: Suites
Performances of this work
Jan 08: Brussels University, Belgium, performed by Brussels University Wind Orchestra
Oct 06: Macquarie University, Sydney. Featuring City of Sydney Wind Ensemble.
Sep 06: Performed in various northern French cities & Lille. Featuring Coups d'Events Symphonic Wind Orchestra.
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