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Barcarolle for Woodwinds

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Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson (arr. Thomson)


Subtitle: A Portrait of Georges Hugnet


General Info

Year: 1940 / 1944 / 1950
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A barcarolle (from French, also barcarole; originally, Italian barcarola or barcaruola, from barca 'boat') is a traditional folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style. In classical music, two of the most famous barcarolles are Jacques Offenbach's Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour, from his opera The Tales of Hoffmann; and Frédéric Chopin's Barcarolle in F-sharp major for solo piano.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Georges Hugnet (1906-1974) was a French poet and critic. Described by Virgil Thomson as 'small, truculent and sentimental', he was one of the earliest historians of Dada, publishing a book of essays on the movement in 1957.

- Program Note from National Galleries Scotland


Commercial Discography

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