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Sinfonietta


Wind Band

Composition

Grade

4 - 5

Duration

13.00

Keywords

Contest & Festival

Programme Item

Challenging

Sinfonietta is a three movement work, which is technically and expressively demanding but written within the realms of tonal language.

(I) Dance with the Devil

Duration

4.31

Grade

5

The first two movements are a transition from dark to light;  Dance with the Devil is aggressive and occasionally macabre whereas A Glimpse of Paradise is serene.

(II) A Glimpse of Paradise

Duration

4.42

Grade

4

The first and final parts of the second movement were originally written for a sequence in the Royal Military Tattoo 2000, played under the John Magee poem High Flight – ‘Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth ............ Put out my hand, and touched the face of God’- with videos of eagle owls in flight dramatically projected onto the buildings of Horse Guards in Whitehall, London.

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(III) Reyes Magos

Duration

3.40

Grade

5

The last movement, Reyes Magos, is the joyous fiesta of the Three Kings.  I wrote Sinfonietta while living in Spain and there January 6th, rather than Christmas Day, is the main day of present-giving, marking the Epiphany, the arrival of the Kings from the Orient at the Nativity.

Published by TradeWinds

Sinfonietta

Recorded on Sinfonietta DOY CD330.

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