Dance : chamber ensemble
by Miloslav Penicka (1973)
Also known as: Bee flies backwards
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Library shelf no. 784.44/PEN 2 [Available for loan]
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.
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
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