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Battle Symphony (Gorb)

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb


Subtitle: For Woodwind Ensemble including Saxophones.

This work bears the designation Opus 26.


General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £55.95   |   Score Only (print) - £16.50


Movements

1. Flourish
2. Courtly Dance
3. Flourish (Reprise)
4. Sword Fighting Practice
5. Soldiers' Drunken Panic
6. Preparation for Battle
7. The Battle
8. Lament for the Dead
9. Triumphal Dance
10. Flourish (Reprise)


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Technically undemanding and offering flexibility of player-strength, this is another of those marvelously inventive Gorb recreations. Here he takes a fresh look at the highly fashionable 17th century battle romps, all fanfares, drum rolls and martial scrimmaging. Ten sections in ten minutes, the action never flags for a moment in this breathtaking blend of baroque pastiche and something more subversively contemporary.

- Program Note by publisher


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  • The Hartt Wind Ensemble (West Hartford, Conn.) (Glen Adsit, conductor) - 19 November 2020


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